Orlando Ranked #11 in US!!!

We jumped from #25 to #11, ahead of classic metropolitans like Atlanta, Baltimore and Philly! Even Miami can’t hold a candle to us! What are we #11 in? Why being among the most crime ridden murderous cess pool in America of course! We should all be just damn proud of ourselves.

A recent report using FBI crime stats ranks Orlando as #11 in a list of the most dangerous cities in the US, up from being #25 in last year’s report. If you recall, everyone was all in a tizzy over being #25 last time, but of course, we didn’t actually do anything about it, and now here we are, about to crack the top 10. HBO’s crime show The Wire is based on Baltimore, which we left in the dust. Should Showtime come out with “O-Ville”?

So what’s the game plan here Buddy Dyer, and our law enforcement community? I think it’s time for you to step it up, because your strategy of pretending that the areas that are causing these crime issues are victims and not enablers, and of blaming people for not being cooperative enough is just not really getting the job done.

Here’s something to get you started, a map of murders from this year, and a timeline of murder rates over the last decade. Why don’t you go to those areas with all the little cute push pins, and kick the ever loving crap repeatedly, day after day, out of the drug dealers and thieves. Us citizens can play a role too. If you live in one of those areas with a high density of pins, then start taking ownership of your problem. Report activity, talk to your children and family members, make being a crook and “gangsta” a shameful way of life that WILL get you put away, and not some cool attitude that all the cool kids on MTV are doing.

As far as the timeline, we need to examine what happened 2 years ago that caused the flat rate of murders to begin increasing 50% year over year steadily. And by examine, I mean we need to grow a pair and stop being so politically correct at the expense of human life. If specific communities are at the center of the problem areas, then we need to all be adults about it and discuss and address it. People playing race/culture cards as a means of deflecting blame for letting their neighborhoods go to crap should not be tolerated. That goes for everyone, the “white” areas are rife with meth labs as well. “Experts blame the illegal gun and drug trades and an increasingly violent street culture” should not be an acceptable conclusion. These so called “experts” haven’t bothered to delve into the issue one bit, because they are too scared to be labeled just for doing their job. Time for new experts. Time for action. What, are we going for top 5 next year?

1 Comment so far

  1. Terry Howard (unregistered) on November 19th, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

    The spinmeisters are in full swing already on this one: This sentinel article lists several jerkoffs who are weighing in with why they think the report is flawed. Wow, wish you would put as much effort into studying why our murders have increased by 50% steadily year over year since 2005. Flawed or not flawed, violent crime has risen sharply, pull the heads out of the sand.

    I also heard Dyer make a statement on News Channel 13, he actually claimed that murders were down “sharply” in 2007. Really? According to the numbers linked above we are trending towards 107 murders, down from 113. That’s sharply? Last year we averaged 0.30 murders per day. This year we averaged 0.29. That’s sharply? Pathetic, do your job, and last time I checked, it wasn’t pissing on us and trying to convince us it’s raining.



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