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Subject: [Leica] Camera show report aka (murders in Memphis)
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 22:37:44 -0700
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On Mar 30, 2009, at 10:14 PM, Rei Shinozuka wrote:

> i looked up phoenix where i lived for a while in the late 80s-early  
> 90s.
> i thought it was a great city, beautiful, clean, and full of friendly
> people and beautiful photographic opportunities.
> car theft was high even then (my car was broken into twice in the same
> 6 month period), and because of this insurance was as expensive as
> in new york.  this was a real surprise to me.
> but i am shocked to see murder 224% of the national average.  i saw
> in a piece on foxnews that gangs from mexico are kidnapping and even
> beheading people in phx.  (don't know how sensationalized that
> angle is).   when i was there, i didn't think phoenix had that
> level of a violence problem, though i beleive it was a problem in  
> tucson.

surprising news to me, but appears that it's news that is 6 years old...

news travels slow here,

sounds like fox news is right on it, just as they are on most things...


> compare this with new york city, where
> murder is 96% of the national average, and all property crimes
> are 1/2 the national average.  when i grew up, new york was
> pretty much like the new york of "the out-of-towners" but it's
> astonishingly reformed since giuliani.
> -rei
> On Mar30 11:29, Phil Swango wrote:
>> Tina wrote:But you can read that about any city, anywhere.  Just go  
>> to the
>> Crime
>> Statistics page:
>> Thanks for that link, Tina.  Great resource.  Some surprises in  
>> there too if
>> you poke around.
>> -- 
>> Phil Swango
>> 307 Aliso Dr SE
>> Albuquerque, NM 87108
>> 505-262-4085
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> -- 
> Rei Shinozuka shino at
> Ridgewood, New Jersey
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