Wednesday, November 01, 2006
St. Louis rated as the most dangerous city in the USA
Wow I can't believe that the city that I live so near to received this horrible rating, especially since we have just won the prestigious World Series. Even though I know lately the crimes have increased so rapidly with car jacking, murder, burglary and rape. It is so sad to see that a city so in need of a new image have to deal with this too. The school system is in such disarray that it is constantly in the news because the majority of the school board puts itself first instead of the kids. The hard working people in this area don't deserve this negative tag. Many of the people in St. Louis are professional, law abiding citizens. It is always the criminals who bring the whole area down.
I worked near the city and I admit that every morning I prayed that God would keep me safe and out of the way of a youth stealing a car and trying to outrun the cops. Too many people lost their lives this year from head on collisions from thieves trying to get away from the law. Even though crime seemed to suddenly double you just don't think that St. Louis is the worst.
Even though I live in the county, if crime is that bad less than 20-25 minutes from our area, it could easily infiltrate to our community. Yet many of the people in St. Louis are professional, law abiding citizens. It is always the criminals who bring the whole area down.
I only wish that these criminals would just take a look at themselves and see that they are going nowhere and life and make a positive change.
Now the mayor and other officials including the FBI said this survey is bogus. They found that it was released right after the announcement of the World Series to hurt the city. Normally this report is released a couple of days before Thanksgiving. Finally St. Louis sadly had 131 murders doing this time while Chicago had 438. This information was released by the major and FBI officials on the local news. Still if the survey is bogus, 131 murders are too much and ridiculous.
Why are folks killing each other and killing the innocent?