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Avoid the Ghetto

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    I work in several ghettos in our city...and I just use a map...lol.

    Of course, I have little choice in where it I go sometimes, and would caution any to being in neighborhoods that can be dangerous, so I would not personally think it wrong if someone bought one to avoid such areas.

    God bless.
     
  3. billwald

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    Ya sure, you betcha. I quit carrying a pistol. There is no point to going into harm's way without a good reason.
     
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    The author of the headline was obviously trying to race bait by using the phrase "avoid the ghetto app." Notice that the real name of the app is never given in the article.

    The Microsoft app directs drivers away from areas where reported crimes are concentrated. I would find that useful when traveling in cities I am not familar with.
     
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    We don't have ghettos here, but there are a few hollers around that you don't want to drive through.
     
  6. Salty

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    Excellent observation
     
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    I Wish I had GPS....

    ....In the mid 60s, right after the Watts riots, I was on a date (we had been to a basketball game), and took the wrong off ramp, in south LA, and ended up in the burned-out remnants of what was left to Watts.

    Both my date and myself were terrified, and at that time of the night (after 10 pm on a Friday night) even the locks on the car door didn't feel safe enough. BTW - I didn't dare to stop and ask for directions, as we were two scared white teens (both 19 years old) in a hot zone.

    I can only say that: GPS would have been great back then.

    I tell that story to teen groups today, as well as the fact that the price of gas was less than a quarter per gallon, and they look at me like I'm REALLY old! I am, but it is a weird thing to be accused of being (old that is)! :laugh:

    This is a great post Salty....thanks for letting me share!
     
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    Maybe I missed something, but can't people just stop and turn around?

    Now, if someone came up with an avoid-the-dead-end-at-the-cow-pasture app...:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I did a lot of Census work in the ghetto in 2010 and I found out that people were avoiding me because they thought I was an undercover cop.
     
  10. billwald

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    One of the toughest, gun carrying men I have known decided to take his family back to West Virginia to find his relatives. He (Korean War vet) said those West Virginia small towns were the most frightening places he had ever been. As they drove through town every eye was staring at them.
     
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    There's a Deliverance joke in here somewhere...
     
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