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Do you feel Jacksonville is becoming more dangerous?

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DavidNielsen

I have good news! Apparently, the J.S.O. has now solved all its murder cases, gotten rid of all the drug-dealing in the city, solved all its burglary reports, AND become in control of gangs & the gang violence in Jacksonville, etc.! Officers no longer have anything important to do.

Because now their cars are patrolling Atlantic Blvd. (east of Regency) in search of jaywalkers. Officers are issuing $62.50 tickets to anyone who dares to walk across Atlantic outside of designated cross-walks!

Congratulations to J.S.O. for conquering all the REAL problems of the city! It now gets to spend time ticketing "jaywalkers" who cross the street in the middle of a 2-mile-long "block" to go straight across the street.

Thursday, September 18 | Report comment
Meowaday

Jacksonville Florida is out of control when it comes to violence. I just had deja vu when one of my employers moved me here (cant wait to leave). I am from Minneapolis (formerly called Murderapolis). We jumped on the violent quickly with increase police force and "shotspotter." You have to be smarter and have better technology than the criminal. I know the mayor is all (lets change the racial profiling and stereotyping). But he goes to far when he reduces the police force and fails to identify what the suspects looks like. And no it is not ok that most of these shooters are just shooting other criminals -murder is murder -it needs to stop. We stopped murder in Minneapolis by getting to the scene of the crime faster (shotspotter) and getting the shooters. Our police was increased police force, and increased pressure on shooters. The welfare moms stayed in Minnesota and their kids went back to chicago, atlanta, newyork (and probably Jacksonville Fl) without mom just to get away from the police. Problem solved.

Monday, August 25 | Report comment
asigm001

asigm001

I did a quick count of what the cause of the murders were in this article. I found that a gun was used in 66% of these murders. In most cases, except for the police shootings and two home invasions, people used a gun to kill another person not to mention seriously injure others, and devastate a family. We know that more gun do NOT reduce crime, deaths or make us safer. The fact is that here in America there are more guns and more gun deaths per capita than any other nation in the world. (see web site below)

Is this really what we want as a civilized society? Do we want to allow society to be overflowing with guns? Which right is more important ? The right to own a gun or the right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I say it is time to make a choice. We cannot have both.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/09/19/u-s-has-more-guns-and-gun-deaths-than-any-other-country-study-finds/

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/07/a-land-without-guns-how-japan-has-virtually-eliminated-shooting-deaths/260189/

Friday, June 20 | Report comment
MelissaB

Jacksonville is one of the deadliest on the roads. We are so distracted and anxiously hurried in this "big" town of ours that folks are getting killed or seriously injured everyday in traffic accidents! I have seen some of the worst care accidents in the past few weeks than I have ever seen in my 27 years living here; all in my three mile commute to work. Attorneys must be having a field day!

Thursday, June 19 | Report comment
FolioWeeklyReader

Hard to say.

Looked through these 50 homicides. A few were justified, homeowner shooting a burglar, police officer shooting a suspect, person defending themselves. Most of the rest were the result of arguments between individuals that knew each other.

Wednesday, June 18 | Report comment
barbara1

I live at the beach. Lots of racists live at the beach, because there are so few other types of people at the beach. We have lots of wealthy people here now as visitors. Many speak Portuguese. You should see the looks those people get, like they come here specifically to increase the murder rate in Duval County.

Tuesday, June 17 | Report comment
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