El Paso named safest US city

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  1. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    El Paso named safest US city

    Way to go, El Paso! I have to salute the LE there for keeping violence out. :Banane13:

    Juarez, Mexico is directly across the border from El Paso, and is expected to have 3000 murders by the end of 2010. El Paso has had just 4. Three of them were domestic incidents.

     
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    Thanks for article .. do you happen to have link ? I heard a blurb on the News that St Pete Fl was one of the worse so I was wondering if these were from same article..
     
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    Last year in Albuquerque I talked to a businessman who was born and raised in El Paso. He said he simply would not return because he considered the city unsale. What can I say?
     
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    I find that hard to believe, but if true there must be some hinky reason like many actually go back and forth and they're one of the 3,000 getting killed in nearby Juarez. Isn't it a huge place? I've never been there even though we live in Texas.
     
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    Cazzie This is love

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    This surprises me. It may be crime-safe, but it's not very safe to fly into! There are enormous updrafts. I flew with a colleague thru there. The turbulence was so bad that I thought we would crash. My colleague was deathly afraid of flying, and she made marks on my arm, that's how hard she was clinging onto me, LOL. And all the while that I was terrified, I was reassuring her "we're fine, don't worry, it's just turbulence, it's normal". I glanced around at other passengers who looked scared, too.

    We headed straight to the bar for our layover and then decided to stay over, and rented a car to drive the rest of the way home.

    LOL!
     
  7. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_16675219

    Thanks for catching that!
     
  8. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    I've never been there either. My brother lived there for about 6 months, and asked to be transfered. He didn't like it at all. He didn't say it wasn't safe, just that he didn't like living there. Said it was too hot also.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Paso,_Texas

     
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    I've never been there, but I've heard police from El Paso say El Paso and Juarez are basically one city, with the latter being the "bad part of town."

    Is it possible that El Paso has less crime simply because Juarez has more?

    Just as Beverly Hills and Bel Air are safer in part because most street prostitution, drug trafficking and gang activity take place in South Central and similar areas.
     
  10. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

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    You might be right about that. All the major crime happening on the "bad side of town."
     

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