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    Re: Democrat controlled cities the worst in the country.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post

    b. But L.A. is certainly better than many cities (no need to name them) back East!!!
    If you are referring to Chicago, there are some misconceptions about it. First off, I live in the Chicagoland suburbs and go into the city at least a couple times a month. I feel perfectly safe in 90% of the city.Trump loves to tweet about how Chicago is the murder capital, but the reality is there are 14 cities in the US with 100K population or more with higher murder rates. Yeah, it has the highest actual numbers, but that is because Chicago is a populous city (third most in the USA). Also, most of the violence is in a concentrated area where gangs have been fighting over a power vacuum Chicago PD created:

    Many close observers of Chicago’s violence believe that, as well-intentioned as it was, the systematic dismantling of gangs like the Disciples led directly to the violence that is devastating the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods in 2016. Taking out the individuals who ran the city’s drug trade, the theory goes, caused a fracturing of the city’s criminal underworld and produced a vast constellation of new entities that are no less violent, and possibly even more menacing, than their vanquished predecessors.

    Is Chicago’s ghastly murder rate the result of its 1990s anti-gang policies?

    This is not to say it was necessarily wrong of Chicago PD to take down the ringleaders in the 90s, only that to do so without remedying the problems in the communities can only lead to more, and potentially worse, violence.
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    Re: Democrat controlled cities the worst in the country.

    But right wing extremists are responsible for the most amount of domestic terrorism.

    What's the common denominator here?

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    Re: Democrat controlled cities the worst in the country.

    Here's something else that's interesting:

    "Nonmedical prescription opioid misuse remains a growing public problem in need of action and is concentrated in areas of US states with large rural populations such as Kentucky, West Virginia, Alaska, and Oklahoma. "

    Understanding the Rural–Urban Differences in Nonmedical Prescription Opioid Use and Abuse in the United States

    The question here is why are rural areas in Republican states so rife with opioid addiction?

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    Re: Democrat controlled cities the worst in the country.

    Quote Originally Posted by Velvet Elvis View Post
    Depends on what you define "poor." Honest, hard-working farmers make up a major part of red states. If drought hits, are you just going to...wait...they're usually republican...of course you'll leave 'em out to dry.


    It isn’t what I define as poor. It’s what is defined as poor by the government. Where did you get from my post to do with “leave ‘em out to dry”? I asked the question I did of the poster who seems to believe that “blue” cities are being given too much and wasting it. So, what about the red states that are getting more than their proportionate share and still having a homeless and poor population problem? It’s a question of passing judgement against one but not the other of the same condition. IMO, the poorer states should get more Fed money because they need it more. That’s how society is supposed to work.

    BTW, there are honest, hard working people of all disciplines in all states. Including the farmers in the blue state of California, which is the largest agricultural state in America, producing about twice as much farm product as #2 Texas.

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