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#1
...for a Paul McCartney concert (f*** yes, but that's besides the point...).Anywho, this hotel shuttle is taking my family and I to a movie theatre, cuz the concert is not until Thursday.
Then the driver points to these two guys on the streets of a seedy neighborhood. They exchange money and a packet. The driver informs us this is a drug deal. It was blatant, given the time of day and the nonchalance (i think thats how you spell it) of the participants.

I'm not from Pittsburgh, but rather from Baltimore, which has one of the highest murder rates in the country.

TL;DR: Saw drug deal, live in city with high murder rate. Is your home town a crime-ridden hellhole?

For reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate
I read the rules of the drug thread, and this does not belong there. I hope...
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#2
I live in a nice little suburb in California. Little would you know that the asian gangs are growing pot in some of the houses around here.
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#3
Depends where you are I think, I'm not completely positive on that though, cause I'm from the suburbs. But I really don't hear much about murders and shit over drug deals.
#4
Well, I officially am from the suburbs. But they're the suburbs of Baltimore, so...
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#5
Memphis, TN I think it's the murder capital of the US. It used to be the crystal meth production capital a couple years back as well.

#7
Pittsburgh is not really that much of a hellhole. My friend who lives downtown has only been mugged twice and only one of those times was at gunpoint. Plus the bums tell great jokes and for an extra quarter they'll tell you a joke thats dirty.
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#8
I'm from Pittsburgh (not the suburbs, actually the city) which hotel were you at?
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#9
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Well, I officially am from the suburbs. But they're the suburbs of Baltimore, so...

That matters a lot. Technically I'm in a suburb of LA, but in my town hardly anyone ever gets murdered. The Hillside Strangler came through here, and a pro baseball player had a fatal car accident, but that's all I can think of.

Oh, and I think I saw a drug deal at Mickey D's. Some pimped out Escalade pulled up to another car, they exchanged something I couldn't see, then drove off real quick.
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#10
Lol, Pittsburgh
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#11
Yup. Every now and then you'd hear about something that involves the gangs around here. Not really murders often but someone getting jumped or robbed. Also I know a few pot dealers and heard of various meth houses around the neighborhood. Technically though I'm the suburb-ish area of town.
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That matters a lot. Technically I'm in a suburb of LA, but in my town hardly anyone ever gets murdered. The Hillside Strangler came through here, and a pro baseball player had a fatal car accident, but that's all I can think of.

Oh, and I think I saw a drug deal at Mickey D's. Some pimped out Escalade pulled up to another car, they exchanged something I couldn't see, then drove off real quick.


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#13
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I'm from Pittsburgh (not the suburbs, actually the city) which hotel were you at?


I was hoping you would be on, lol. Cause you might know more than me about the city.

And I have to imagine a hotel by the Consol Energy Center, which is where the concert is at.
#14
fairbanks ak... crime's a joke here. aside from every person that lives here smoking pot, that is
#15
not really, my city is pretty small it's in New Brunswick canada but it has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy's in the prov. and a lot of drug trafficking
#16
I live in a gated community but the city of Salinas which is near to where I live is full of bad things and has a higher rate of murder than the city of San Jose! People have gotten shot including the elderly and children. The youngest person I think that died this year was six years old. Thanks to gangs people are fearful and can't even go out in peace. Glad I live far from that city but I have to go there every once in awhile. If you want you could look it up under Salinas CA. or check Montery County. Also the King City area has had a lot of homicides this year.
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Edit: NVM, but I don't think Pittsburgh is that bad of a town.

Edit2: Actually I was close with my first retarded statement, which was actually not retarded. Philly is 7th in Total Violent Crime, again, being from Pittsburgh I have to laugh at that
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#22
I've never heard of a murder nearby. In fact, I've only heard of a few incidents of theft ever in my neighborhood. There is a decent demand for marijuana though, so there are a very small amount of drug dealers nearby. Never even seen a police car nearby actually.

EDIT: Actually my brother once accidentally dialed 911, so the police came . But not other than that.
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#23
I go to school in Pittsburgh and it's not that bad. Any big city is liable to have some sketchy areas, and comparatively Pittsburgh is actually quite safe and non-seedy.
#24
pittsburgh's not that bad, pretty much as long as youre not walking around the hill district (which is most likely where you saw the deal go down) alone at night, its pretty harmless. baltimore i know is way worse, as well as some of the surrounding counties can have some really bad places ( i used to live in moco)

EDIT: theres alot of pittsburgh people in here haha, how have we not had a meetup?
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#25
I''m near Lowell, Mass so a lot of shit goes down a few miles from me but I'm in a crimeless area.

And from what I know, Gary, Indiana is supposed to be the shittiest in the country.
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pittsburgh's not that bad, pretty much as long as youre not walking around the hill district (which is most likely where you saw the deal go down) alone at night, its pretty harmless. baltimore i know is way worse, as well as some of the surrounding counties can have some really bad places ( i used to live in moco)

EDIT: theres alot of pittsburgh people in here haha, how have we not had a meetup?


Or Arlington Heights. Or what used to be St. Clair Village. Or parts of Mt. Oliver. Or some of the more shady areas of the Slopes. Or Beltzhoover and Knoxville. Or parts of Mt. Washington. To name a few.
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hahaha well put, granted ive only been in the city a year for school i havent completely explored the city but im aware of some of those sketch-fests. i was just thinking in relevance to the TS's assumed location
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#28
I live in a county that sees over half of the drugs and weapons used by the Mexican cartels. I was staying in a city near me and there was a drive-by two houses down while I was there. I can throw a rock and hit a drug dealer's house from my house, and I live in one of the nicest towns in the county.
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hahaha well put, granted ive only been in the city a year for school i havent completely explored the city but im aware of some of those sketch-fests. i was just thinking in relevance to the TS's assumed location


Ah ok, yeah all those places are pretty much within ten minutes of where I live, I'm from Carrick if you happen to know where that is. What school are you attending?
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#30
ive heard the name, but i dont know where it is yet. ive been bus-bound due to lack of a car. and i go to Pitt, which i believe is where R U Experienced is going as well?
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#31
Cleveland bro, #1 in forcible rape, and robbery!

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ive heard the name, but i dont know where it is yet. ive been bus-bound due to lack of a car. and i go to Pitt, which i believe is where R U Experienced is going as well?

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#33
You're obviously going to get crime in big cities or moderately big cities. Not too much crime here in Ottawa, I mean it's easy to spot something going on like a drug deal or something when you're downtown or in the west-end. But that's why people who live downtown and in the west-end are usually weird and retarded. Yeah....
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#34
Im from Finglas, Dublin and I dont see much crime
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#35
I really want to go to Baltimore. The dodgy bits.

Northampton's got one of the highest crime rates in the UK, it's about 2nd. Lots of cheap housing estates and there've never been enough jobs. Because we're not a major city like London or Birmingham nothing what happens here gets reported in the media.
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#37
There are no seedy people in Pittsburgh. What you witnessed was a fantasy football draft selection.
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#38
I live in a town where the average age is about 74.

Believe it or not, there is very little crime...
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#39
Wait a minute, you saw two guys exchange stuff, and money? It's a miracle you're still alive.
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