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Old 12-08-2008, 11:06 AM   #11
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BPD hires just about anyone who wants to be a cop.
Including felons, BTW.
Funny, in the state of MD, felons can't own guns and can't even be a mortgage broker, but they can (could) become a cop in Baltimore PD
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:48 PM   #12
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Lived in down that way for 3 1/2 years. Had to work in Baltimore and DC area and I would advise walking in any downtown areas except the Inner Habor at night and then only with a few other companions.

We had to have an escort to work in the MTA areas around Baltimore even though they had MTA Police everywhere.

I lived in Columbia, MD. it was nice but expensive.

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:23 PM   #13
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[QUOTE=Donasay;995798] I live in Boston currently and have not driven my car since Thanksgiving, prior to that I had not driven it in about 4 weeks.

Just curious but wouldn't it be the same to just say you had not driven your car since about Halloween? Sorry, just doesn't sound right. As far as your question I can't help.

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:41 PM   #14
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Including felons, BTW.
Funny, in the state of MD, felons can't own guns and can't even be a mortgage broker, but they can (could) become a cop in Baltimore PD
I was going up 95 a while back and saw a billboard in Baltimore that said something like "Move from the back seat to front" and showed some guys in civilian clothes leaning against a police car.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:11 AM   #15
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As someone that has lived in the "sticks" about an hour northeast of Baltimore...the quick answer is .....None....
Bel Air? Hardly "the sticks".
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:39 AM   #16
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How many people here actually have lived or currently live in Baltimore to make such generalizations?

I live in Baltimore and know many people going to UM Medical School and Hopkins that live around the Patterson Park Area and Canton. I agree that Baltimore is a checkerboard city. But like any city, you just need to know where/when NOT to go.

Prices in Canton have dropped considerably. Check out Craigslist for some Townhomes to rent out, you would be suprised. I live next to Patterson Park and the area around the park has improved so much in the past 4 years. If you have pets, Patterson Park is much more dog friendly than any other park I know in Maryland.

If you want to vent after long hours of studying, you can easily can walk to the various bars in Canton and off of Broadway (Fell's Point) or take a little taxi ride to Federal Hill or Mt. Vermon. During the Baseball season, buy a $6 ticket to watch the games (even the Boston Red Sox come down and play the Orioles).

Just drive around and see for yourself.

And FYI, John Hopkins is expanding on their downtown medical center (off Fayette and Charles street) which will also attract over 10,000 new professional jobs. So there is also pressure from JH to clean up the surrounding area as well.

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Old 12-16-2008, 02:43 AM   #17
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You definitely have to live in Fell's Point so you can walk to Max's on Broadway, the best bar ever!

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Old 12-16-2008, 04:09 AM   #18
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How many people here actually have lived or currently live in Baltimore to make such generalizations?
Me
I grew up in Linthicum (just outside the Beltway)
I've also lived in Mount Vernon and also lived near St. Paul and North Ave.

Baltimore City has really changed a lot since my family first moved here from KY. I remember when the Inner Harbor was a junkyard, not a tourist attraction. Shoot, Canton was that way until about a decade or so ago. The City has performed miracles in cleaning up.

That being said, all the cleaning in the world isn't gonna clean up the scum that lives in the city (or the immediate suburbs, for that matter).

Baltimore's crime statistics speak for themselves. More murders than Detroit, more robberies than Detroit, I'm sure more violent crime than most other major cities. It should be rather obvious, considering the crime rates, that the general level of douchebaggery in Baltimore is higher in Baltimore than other places, too.
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How many people here actually have lived or currently live in Baltimore to make such generalizations?
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More murders than Detroit, more robberies than Detroit, I'm sure more violent crime than most other major cities.
Not according to the FBI:

United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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It should be rather obvious, considering the crime rates, that the general level of douchebaggery in Baltimore is higher in Baltimore than other places, too.
You haven't been down to DC much then.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:36 PM   #20
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I think the stats I had found were older. Either way, as the URL you posted shows, Baltimore's crime is 2nd highest in the nation and illustrates my point perfectly.

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You haven't been down to DC much then.
Actually, I go to DC more often than I go to Baltimore. I very much prefer DC to Baltimore. I'm not saying it doesn't have its own $hitty parts and $hitty people, but I much prefer it over Baltimore. I only go into Baltimore to go to Orioles games.

DC has vast swaths of area in which it is indistinquishable from a warzone and where even the criminals don't feel safe. Baltimore really doesn't have a lot of that anymore - at least not to the scale that DC has. But what Baltimore doesn't have are the very many good areas that DC has. Baltimore just has this general blanket of $hittiness to it that envelopes the city and its immediate suburbs.

Baltimore also lacks the cultural diversity of DC. Baltimore's "cultural diversity" is limited to "White Trash", African Americans, and illegal immigrants all of whom create their own "melting pot of $hit" and which doesn't actually contribute anything to the culture of the city other than to drag it down.
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