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America’s most crime-ridden little town:
Pine Bluff, the small community that’s
second only to Detroit for law-breaking

Daily Mail [UK], by Tara Brady

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/19/2013 8:17:53 AM

Pine Bluff in Arkansas might seem like any other struggling town in the United States.[Snip]Last year there were 18 murders alone in Pine Bluff, which has a population of just 49,000--seven times the national average per capita. Two people have already been killed this year and recent figures ranked it the second most dangerous metropolitan area in America after Detroit, which has a population of 1.8million. ´To have 18 homicides is just an outrageous number for a town this size,´ Police Chief Jeff Hubank told The Independent. ´The reality is, the little old white lady with the kitten on her

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: safesword, 2/19/2013 8:25:05 AM     (No. 9184461)

"let it burn!" ann barnhardt

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Reply 2 - Posted by: montanabound, 2/19/2013 9:15:12 AM     (No. 9184550)

I stopped there for gas on my way to Florida - once. Got out of there as fast as I could.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/19/2013 9:23:37 AM     (No. 9184566)

I know several small towns like this. Not somewhere you wanna live.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 2/19/2013 9:38:13 AM     (No. 9184587)

I actually work there from time to time.. not that bad, as long as you stay out of certain places.

The public tennis courts are in one of those places. We needed a security escort leaving the place one night. Never played tennis there again.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: trappedinmn, 2/19/2013 9:38:30 AM     (No. 9184588)

I know- lets get all the guns out of the hands of the law abiding citezens! Gangs and drugs and murder and other crime. Seems to be a recurring theme going on in the high crime areas. Guns are only a tool. Not the cause. Root cause anyone?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 2/19/2013 9:57:30 AM     (No. 9184621)

FWIW Detroit hasn´ had 1.8 million residents in about 20 years. Detroit is down to around 750,000 now. It´s part of the reason why there are huge swathes of abandoned homes throughout the city.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: susieq1, 2/19/2013 9:58:11 AM     (No. 9184626)

Myrtle Beach South Carolina they will have to show me justification for that one before I believe it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasRose, 2/19/2013 10:00:28 AM     (No. 9184633)

I don´t know about Pine Bluff, but I do know that DeQueen has had an explosion of illegals since my husband left there many years ago. Illegals probably make up most of the crime.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/19/2013 10:04:23 AM     (No. 9184642)

Detroit does not have a population of 1.8 million. As of September, 2012 it may have dipped below 700,000. It was estimated in 2011 to be 706,585. This really is dire for the city.

The 1.8 million figure came from the WaPo which included the entire metro area cities and towns. Mayor Bing wanted a recount after the 2010 census because of the loss of federal funds if it went below 750,000.

This is sad for a small town the size of Pine Bluff. It sounds like it was a nice place to live at one time. What has happened to our communities? IMHO we have forgotten what inspired us to build good cities and schools. In a nutshell we´ve forgotten the U.S. Constitution and we´ve left God out of the equation.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: billp, 2/19/2013 10:28:58 AM     (No. 9184697)

High crime, large minority population and drugs - so who´s photo do they show in story? I strongly suspect neither he nor his pistol is really representative of the mass majority of those murders.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tc rider, 2/19/2013 10:42:33 AM     (No. 9184732)

Perhaps Jessica Fletcher retired there..

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Reply 12 - Posted by: razorx22, 2/19/2013 10:51:15 AM     (No. 9184748)

The town is 75% Norwegian Lutherans -
that explains it ALL!!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: razorx22, 2/19/2013 10:53:02 AM     (No. 9184750)

#8 - do some research before you post.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: razorx22, 2/19/2013 10:54:04 AM     (No. 9184755)

#8 - forgot this:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Pine-Bluff-Arkansas.html

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Reply 15 - Posted by: disasterman, 2/19/2013 11:24:47 AM     (No. 9184830)

#14 Those numbers were obviously put together by racists. s/o

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 2/19/2013 11:29:09 AM     (No. 9184843)

Somehow, someone decided for us - that a good factory job was not for us Americans. And off we shipped our factories, our machinery, lock stock and conveyor belt. Nothing materialized to replace those jobs and idled workers have either moved away or found deadlier means to occupy themselves. Good thing our unions and social planners spared the people from such mundane toils, and by golly - continue to do so.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/19/2013 11:47:16 AM     (No. 9184886)

Obama´s "Emerging Majority" ruining anothe classic American town.

They won´t be satisfied until all of America looks like Detroit.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TexasRose, 2/19/2013 1:13:11 PM     (No. 9185068)

#13 - sorry about not "doing research" on this; I was busy doing research and posting on my brother´s facebook about voter fraud in Ohio. He has very many fb friends and many of thiem are democrats. He posted something about the woman in Ohio who voted multiple times, so I just had to put up articles supporting him on how very much fraud there actually is. So, I do hope you´ll forgive me on this one!!

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