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Sat Apr 26, 2014, 06:36 PM

 

Sharp Drop in Homicides in Denver So Far This Year

The number of Denver homicides in the first three months of this year fell sharply compared with the same period last year, city officials said Friday.

Eight homicides have been reported so far during the first quarter, according to the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. That compares with 14 in the first quarter of 2013, representing a 43 percent drop.

Last year was the highest first-quarter total dating to 2009.

The lowest number of first-quarter homicides in the past five years was six, which was in 2009.

The number of homicides typically rises in summer months and during the winter holidays.

Read more: Sharp drop in homicides in Denver so far this year -

The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25495907/sharp-drop-homicides-denver-so-far-this-year#ixzz302CoiAnX

Denver is doing just fine

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otohara Apr 2014 OP
notadmblnd Apr 2014 #1
The Straight Story Apr 2014 #2
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2014 #3
Strelnikov_ Apr 2014 #4
Warpy Apr 2014 #5
flamin lib Apr 2014 #6
NickB79 Apr 2014 #8
otohara Apr 2014 #9
Skip Intro Apr 2014 #7

Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 06:49 PM

1. See how much nicer things can be?

When the only thing people want to kill is a bag of Doritos.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 06:58 PM

2. Hmm, what did they do - ban bayonet lugs and custom paint jobs on guns?

Cause from what I hear that would drop crime like a rock

Oh wait...you mean they addressed something where before everyone doing it was a criminal? And stopped turning everyday people into jail birds, reducing stress, broken families, life long criminal records hampering employment chances, etc and so on.

Hunh, who knew that removing prohibition would actually lead to lesser crime in other areas? Heck they might need less cops, court clerks, money for war on drugs, less money for private prisons (ooh I bet they will be hitting up congress soon to keep the money flowing - watch out pot smokers or some will judge you all by the few and call for more and more laws).

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 06:58 PM

3. Butbutbut there is *no evidence* linking that to legalization!

Unlike the guy who killed his wife after taking prescription painkillers (along with edibles), which was totally because of pot and therefore pot makes people kill!

Just so's we're all clear on that.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 07:18 PM

4. If you're going to Denver Colorado . . be sure to wear some flowers in your hair . . .

If you're going to Denver Colorado . . . you're gonna meet some gentle people there.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 07:40 PM

5. And the ONLY THING THAT CHANGED

is that people can buy safe, legal weed that's guaranteed not to be oregano.

Think about it, you're some thug who wants to go stir up trouble and your buddy comes over with a few joints. Staying at home and listening to music and giggling seems more attractive all of a sudden.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 09:11 PM

6. Hmmm, wonder if that universal background check had anything to do with it? nt

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 10:06 PM

8. Probably not

This appears to be almost entirely driven by the about-face on the war on drugs in Colorado.

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 10:21 PM

9. Weeded Out The Bad Guys

 

so to speak.

On last nights episode of Vice it focused on Denver and the new industries popping up - one of them being security. Ex cops, Army Rangers...I'm no fan of guns, but I'm kinda glad these guys are protecting the stores, deliveries, money drops. They take different routes to make sure no one is following them.

So much cash and crops, I don't want anything messing up this nice thing we got going here.

I wouldn't trust the cops to do this.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Apr 26, 2014, 09:55 PM

7. Legal pot = shrinking black market?

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