Monday, September 18, 2006

CNN on the Duquesne Shootings

"This is an urban campus, but by all accounts a safe campus..."

(story here)

...adding, it is true that violent crime rates are higher in urban areas - I'm not disputing that - it's just that the the dichotomy set up here of "safe/not safe" is absurd, as is the implicit "urban=YOU'RE GOING TO DIE." Bad things happen everywhere.

Yes I live in the city. No I don't worry much about random crime in my neighborhood though of course it does happen. Yes much of this city does have a lot of violent crime.