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Jan 7, 2014, 10:17 PM #171
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Jan 7, 2014, 10:30 PM #172
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- Punching Latex Dummys in Barns
Jan 7, 2014, 10:40 PM #173
Awesome about your daughter. I got mine started at 6, she just turned 8 and has already saved up and bought her own board. And she got her first full wetsuit and booties for Xmas. Haven't made it down to the coast yet but we went out New Years Day and SUP'd on a lake and jumped in the 48 degreee water just to try out her new suit. Lil charger is itching to get to the coast. I get so stoked watching her.
Jan 8, 2014, 01:28 AM #174
Jan 8, 2014, 06:28 PM #175
But as far as the snipers taking out police. Yes, it did happen. That is why they tore down all of the tower. They were cutting the power to elevator shafts, moving the stash rooms all over the buildings and they were killing cops left and right. They did shut down operation after operation, but they were all seperate cells. There was no master mind behind it all. The drug "cartels" if you will just used all the people in the projects to protect them. The product was all moving around. Anyone that spoke was killed. Any wintesses were not properly protected and they were killed too....
Happens everywhere I am sure.
But here is one story back in 1995 of them when they dropped 6 high rise towers at once. It cites in this article the guns fights, faulty evelevator units etc... This is one project of 13 that were destroyed, McCullough being the last of the 13. Like I said, if you haven't watched the Wire and you don't hate Baltimore, its a great show. You should check it out sometime. Like I stated before all 5 seasons are based on true stories, all authoring by the city's old police chief. In the show, all of the main characters get shot at from the towers and TVs thrown at them while they try to enter the building. It was filmed in the 4 towers at McCullough. So, that is why they destroyed them all. Aside from the fact that they were unfit to live in, the police and feds had such a difficult time ever entering the buildings. By the time they would get inside, no one was on the roofs anymore. The murder weapons were wiped clean and stashed in a vacant room and everyone inside was back to business as usual, saying "gun shots" I didn't hear any guns shots.
Jan 8, 2014, 06:31 PM #176
BTW. It's nothing to be proud about. I am just saying, as a temporary city resident, the folks of Baltimore were never proud of the violence, but it was just a fact of life. Guys from New York can talk all the trash they want about winning the world series every year in Baseball with their 300 million dollar payroll. Guys from Boston can do the same. Celtics. Redsox. Philly fans and residents (much like you stated) look down at Baltimore as a "little brother city" and the fact of the matter is, its just a rough ass town. Philly may have better food, better music and art scene, more residents etc... But you can't take the harm our of "charm city". Nothing to be proud of, but it is what it is.
Philly doesn't look down on Baltimore. I just called Baltimore, "Philly's little brother," because they are similar. It's not like a standard saying around here. At least not that I know of.
Philly has an inferiority complex. It used to bet THE place in this country. Then, over the centuries, became a filthy hole between the economic epicenter of New York and political powerhouse of Washington DC.
Infoplease.com has already released one of them " Most Dangerous City" thangs for 2013. And they even split it into small, medium and large cities.
Camden, NJ (which actually posts stats that places violent crime somewhere between Honduras and Somalia - Local officials checked UN data last year after they cut the police force in half........how's aboot that Spicoli) of course took top honors in small cities. Props to Trenton for taking 3rd. And special recognition goes to EMass's Brockton for taking 8th. Wow, that's surprising, Brockton stepping-it-up in the thug world(APPLAUSE).
Props to Newark, NJ for its 7th place finish in the medium city category.
And congratulations Zach619, Baltimore took 2nd in big cities. Of course Detroit won.
Philly came in a disappointing 4th place, sitting behind Memphis. Yes, pretty embarrassing.
We will note the many placings of Texas towns in the SAFEST PLACES categories.
One will also note that the Philadelphia area has: Philly(#4), Camden(#1) sits right across the Delaware River, Trenton(#3) is twenty miles up the Delaware River. Wow, that area is hard as can. And spunky little Wilmington, DE, which frequently makes these lists these days, is just south of the area. Wow, that whole area is hard as as can. And add in Emass's favorite city Chester, PA and, like, wow..........
He's as bad as can
And he know he is the best
This is Beetle
This is bad as can
And he knows he is the best
Jan 8, 2014, 08:17 PM #178
Chester - the home of Vince Papale!
Brockton is old school. Lots of street toughs.
Trenton is repulsive.
TX towns are relatively safe and welcoming, but several have single-digit census readings. Was population taken into account for these rankings?
Jan 8, 2014, 11:08 PM #179
Jan 8, 2014, 11:11 PM #180
I have never spent a ton of time in Philly, but in college, i had some friends that were big in the "hiphop" scene and I travelled up to South Street (I think it was) and went to a few different art and music venues, and I was really blown away by what a cool scene it was. Not the normal, gun toting thuggary that accompanies Baltimore shows. They were doing everything on a much bigger scale up there. It was a pretty cool scene. It wasn't 3 white people including me at a 200 person show like it was in Baltimore. It was much more a poetic, open mic kind of art scene. I have never had a bad time in Philly. It was always good to me when I was there. I have never had the pleasure of attending a sporting event up there, I hear that is how you truly witness the "city of brotherly love"