You know I keep hearin' 'bout people leaving California, well, let them be on about their business and get on out of here. So far, it don't look like 1883 with Sam Bond, I mean Elliot heading up a wagon train. Youse Texicans is welcome to as many of them as you can stand.
Where I live you can lose yer wallet on the subway and it'll come back to you with the money in it.
And when the cops give it back they tell you who found it and tell ya to go say thank you.
Sometimes I can hardly imagine ever moving back to the States; I think the reverse culture shock would kill me...
There is NEVER a need to wonder WHY law abiding taxpaying citizens are armed in-house/on-person/in-vehicle any longer. None.
Agreed. We live in a pretty quiet area with little to no crime or worry. During the last year or 2 we’ve seen a clear increase in cars being broken into and stolen from folks driveways. Porch pirates on the rise too. So very sad.
There are areas here, you could leave your front door unlocked all the time.....the bad guys would never know. If they want in, they'll just KICK IN your back door, and be in and out in three minutes. Long before any police could show up.When I was a kid living in a small quite town in Central California, which has now become a war zone, we went to Alabama one Christmas. We were gone two weeks, and when we left, we forgot to lock the door. When we got home, nothing was disturbed. We are fortunate to live in a decent neighborhood now. In the fourteen years we've been here though, we have seen changes that are not for the better.
I'm not sure it matters where you live. We've had 3 consecutive shootings in 3 consecutive days within half a mile of my place of employment. All injuries. No deaths. Thank goodness most of the bad guys around here can't hit the side of a barn. The one yesterday was 96 shots fired by 2 rival groups ending with 2 shooters receiving non life threatening wounds.
We had a pretty good view of part of the operation through a vacant lot but we weren't all that close.
The police had it pretty thoroughly handled, with about 70 officers from a dozen jurisdictions. At the news conference afterwards, it was described as "without incident".