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bblackwood

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Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:30:05 pm »

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentI d=7058226&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY &pageId=3.2.1

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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 07:39:36 pm »

The last time I was in Memphis (four or five years ago), it was all but a wasteland, at least every part of it I saw.  It was quite depressing.

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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 09:56:03 pm »

Brad, all I can say is I'm glad I got the heck out of there when I did and crime was a deciding factor for me, even back in '98. All we get is Memphis news and every morning it's pretty much the same, last night, (x) people murdered, (x) people raped, (x) home invasions. Too much to list.  Honestly, Oxford's feeling a little too close to Memphis these days.  Mad
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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 11:11:59 pm »

Oh great.  I have to find this out, being there today, and for the next few days.

Thanks.

Will call you tomorrow.

Or PM me your H) or C) tonite.
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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 11:35:02 pm »

Terry,

Memphis has just been waiting for you to come and turn it around.

Now that you've arrived, how could it not be wonderful?

In fact, even tonight as I look towards Memphis (from Saint Louis) I can see a kind of holy glow on the horizon.  Oh.  That's the house next door.  Never mind.

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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2008, 12:51:06 am »

Well, Memphis is the #2 most violent city per capita in the US...

And yes, I'm glad I got out when I did as well. It's pretty grim now.
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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 02:02:07 pm »

Which is No1? Just curious....

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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 02:06:51 pm »

MOST VIOLENT BIG CITIES

City / Population / Number of violent crimes

1 Detroit: 860,971 / 19,683 (1 for every 43 people)

2 Memphis: 669,264 / 13,052 (1 for every 51 people)

3 Baltimore: 624,237 / 10,182 (1 for every 61 people)

4 Nashville: 564,169 / 8,513 (1 for every 66 people)

5 Philadelphia: 1.43 million / 21,180 (1 for every 67 people)

6 Milwaukee: 572,938 / 8,040 (1 for every 71 people)

7 Indianapolis: 797,268 / 9,841 (1 for every 81 people)

8 Boston: 591,855 / 6,838 (1 for every 86 people)

9 Houston: 2.16 million / 24,564 (1 for every 88 people)

10 Las Vegas: 1.34 million / 13,641 (1 for every 98 people)
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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 01:17:42 pm »

There was a time when St. Louis was the country's murder capital.  But that's because they included East St. Louis (which is in Illinois and not Missouri).

The film, "National Lampoon Vacation" is very unfair to STL as it really represents East St. Louis.  And Harold Ramis knows it because he attended Washington University here.

Butthead.

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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 05:28:09 pm »

"honky lips" on the Family Truckster was pretty funny, though.
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Re: Memphis: Is Crime the Only Thing Left?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 09:30:35 am »

My town would be in the top three if they hadn't "inadvertantly" left out the aggrivated assaults from the report.

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