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Double-homicide half-mile from my house; this town is going downhill fast.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by vart, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. vart

    vart

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    http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=111709

    My old hometown in Idaho of about 20k people had a murder about once a decade or less.

    This is the 2nd murder in less than 6 months. Since moving here 4 years ago, I've heard of at least 10 murders in the area, and 4 within a mile from my house.

    This is supposedly a conservative and safe area...:upeyes:

    Any crime professionals have any idea what could be driving the huge increase in crime around here? The economy? Drugs?

    And no, it's not due to illegals. Only 1 or 2 of the murders involved any racial group other than poor white trash...

    I really want to sell my house and move back to peaceful Idaho, but my wife can't stand the long winters there...:steamed:
     
  2. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    So, the neighborhood went to crap when you moved in?
     

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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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  5. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    He moves in. . . People start dying. . .

    Hmmmmmmm. . .

    Hello Behavioral Analysis Unit, I'd like to report a suspect for you to investigate. . .

    Seriously though, I'd say:
    Sucky economy + Drug use = Major crime spike.
     
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    You said it. White trash. A trailer park is only a step above the ghetto.
     
  7. vart

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    5 of the murders happened at apartment buildings, one behind a church late at night, and the others I know of were at regular homes in decent neighborhoods...:dunno:
     
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    :embarassed::rofl:
     
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    Where I work and live, we have, on average, ten to fifteen homicides a year. Most are either drug related or passion related.

    But traffic fatalities claim, again on average, 20 to 30 folks a year on our city roads. I would guess that it is the same in your neck of the woods. Probalby riskier to drive in your area than live in your area.
     
  10. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Damn beat me to it. Vart Didn't you move there to get AWAY from crime.

    Don't feel bad just next to my little suburb is suppose to be an even nicer suburb filed with McMansions and a "supposedly" excellent public school system.

    All I got to say is everyone I met from that sleepy little well off suburb is stone cold crazy. The kids are weird, the teens are wannbe white gansta rappers, and the Moms are either raging alcoholics or strung out on Perscription Meds. There is only 300 people in that town and there have been several murders, including one murder suicide. The best was a husband who beat his wife's head in with a hammer, then he took a shower, then called 911, confessed and asked "to be picked up, please."

    A cop I know there said he was sitting on the couch watching the TV, calm as could be, just like he was waiting for the cable guy to show up.

    Sometimes small town stuff is just crazy.
     
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    Just visited Prescott on an Arizona trip. Looked to me like you won't find a much more peaceful place anywhere in the US. Are there no murders in Idaho?
     
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    No, they can't afford the population loss.


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    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    Sadly Meth, Crack and other drugs are everywhere. Even in small towns.
     
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    Most homicides are drug or relationship related, you can bet those follow that trend.
     
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    That's why when I retire....Idaho, here I come. You think its a step up from here in the "Beautiful Detroit Area"? Lol..lol...
     
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    I would chalk it up to the decline of morals for the human race.
     
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    The article suggests that it is a mother and son who were murdered. Not always of course, but more than a few women who are murdered are murdered by a husband or boyfriend. As said by others I also suspect that this may be a murder by a husband/boyfriend or drug related.
    Some suggest that murder may actually be one of the easiest crimes to prevent individually: Avoid drugs and don't associate with criminals and gangs, if you have an abusive spouse leave him immediately and move far away with no forwarding address, and avoid employment or frequenting convenience stores/gas stations especially at night.
     
  18. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Something like that happened when I was a kid a quarter mile from our home.
    That was one of the reasons I became a kid with his very own gun. A S&W model 67.


    Thanks Pops
     
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    ** UPDATE **

    http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=111757

    Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction...

    Turns out a 28 yr old male was cleaning an apartment with his 44 yr old brother and 72 yr old mother.

    The 44 yr old brother and the mother get into an argument, so the brother goes to his aprtment next door and gets two handguns, comes back and kills his mother.

    The 28 yr old brother tackles the brother, they struggle, and he shoots the older brother several times, killing him. He then calls 911. :shocked:

    I bet those involved looked like this:

    Older brother:

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    The mother:

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    And the younger brother:

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  20. Drain You

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    Better than a cuatro murder at your house