Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Asian giant for HC

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: WK 10 Breathe Out

    [quote user="blue in paris"]

    On a "lighter" Note...</p>


    </p>


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071119/...ngerous_cities</p>


    </p>


    DETROIT - In another blow to the Motor City's tarnished image, <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_0" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Detroit</span> pushed past <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_1" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">St. Louis</span> to become the nation's most dangerous city, according to a private research group's controversial analysis, released Sunday, of annual <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_2" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">FBI crime statistics</span>. </p>
    <div class="lrec">The study drew harsh criticism even before it came out. The American Society of Criminology launched a pre-emptive strike Friday, issuing a statement attacking it as "an irresponsible misuse" of crime data.</div>


    The 14th annual "City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America" was published by CQ Press, a unit of Congressional Quarterly Inc. It is based on the <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_3" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">FBI</span>'s Sept. 24 crime statistics report.</p>


    The report looked at 378 cities with at least 75,000 people based on per-capita rates for homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. Each crime category was considered separately and weighted based on its seriousness, CQ Press said.</p>


    Last year's crime leader, St. Louis, fell to No. 2. Another Michigan city, Flint, ranked third, followed by Oakland Calif.; Camden, N.J.; <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_4" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Birmingham, Ala</span>.; <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_5" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">North Charleston</span>, S.C.; <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_6" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Memphis, Tenn</span>.; Richmond, Calif.; and <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_7" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Cleveland</span>.</p>


    The study ranked Mission Viejo, Calif., as the safest U.S. city, followed by Clarkstown, N.Y.; Brick Township, N.J.; Amherst, N.Y.; and <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_8" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Sugar Land, Texas</span>.</p>


    CQ Press spokesman Ben Krasney said details of the weighting system were proprietary. It was compiled by <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_9" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Kathleen O'Leary Morgan</span> and Scott Morgan, whose Morgan Quitno Press published it until its acquisition by CQ Press.</p>


    The study assigns a crime score to each city, with zero representing the national average. Detroit got a score of 407, while St. Louis followed at 406. The score for Mission Viejo, in affluent Orange County, was minus 82.</p>


    Detroit was pegged the nation's murder capital in the 1980s and has lost nearly 1 million people since 1950, according to the <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_10" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Census Bureau</span>. Downtown sports stadiums and corporate headquarters along with the redevelopment of the riverfront of this city of 919,000 have slowed but not reversed the decline. Officials have said crime reports don't help.</p>


    Detroit police officials released a statement Sunday night disputing the report, saying it fails to put crime information into proper context.</p>


    "Every year this organization sends out a press release with big, bold lettering that labels a certain city as Most Dangerous, USA," Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings said in the release.</p>


    "It really makes you wonder if the organization is truly concerned with evaluating crime or increasing their profit," said Bully-Cummings, who noted the complete report is available only by purchase. "With crime experts across the country routinely denouncing the findings, I believe the answer is clear."</p>


    The mayor of 30th-ranked Rochester, N.Y. an ex-police chief himself said the study's authors should consider the harm that the report causes.</p>


    "What I take exception to is the use of these statistics and the damage they inflict on a number of these cities," said Mayor Robert Duffy, chairman of the Criminal and Social Justice Committee for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.</p>


    The rankings "do groundless harm to many communities," said Michael Tonry, president of the American Society of Criminology.</p>


    "They also work against a key goal of our society, which is a better understanding of crime-related issues by both scientists and the public," Tonry said.</p>


    Critics also complain that numbers don't tell the whole story because of differences among cities.</p>


    "You're not comparing apples and oranges; you're comparing watermelons and grapes," said Rob Casey, who heads the <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_11" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">FBI</span> section that puts out the Uniform Crime Report that provides the data for the Quitno report.
    </p>

    The FBI posted a statement on its Web site criticizing such use of its statistics.
    </p>

    "These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region," the FBI said. "Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents."
    </p>

    Doug Goldenberg-Hart, acquisitions editor at CQ Press, said that the rankings are imperfect, but that the numbers are straightforward. Cities at the top of the list would not be there unless they ranked poorly in all six crime categories, he said.
    </p>

    "The idea that people oppose it, it's kind of blaming the messenger," Goldenberg-Hart said. "It's not coming to terms with the idea that crime is a persistent problem in our society."
    </p>

    The report "helps concerned Americans learn how their communities fare in the fight against crime," CQ Press said in a statement. "The first step in making our cities and states safer is to understand the true magnitude of their crime problems. This will only be achieved through straightforward data that all of us can use and understand."
    </p>

    The study excluded Chicago, <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_12" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Minneapolis</span>, and other <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_13" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204);">Illinois</span> and Minnesota cities because of incomplete data.
    </p>

    ___
    </p>

    Associated Press writer Jim Salter in <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1195471333_14" style="border-bottom: 1px dashed rgb(0, 102, 204); background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;">St. Louis</span> contributed </p>[/quote]


    Wow that's awesome! My town is one of the safest in the country!!!


    Comment


    • Re: WK 10 Breathe Out

      [quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="mjg407"]


      Morning all,</P>


      I haven't watched the game yet. I saw the GB game and they looked dominant over the Panthers. I'm not overly concerned with the loss of Kiwi, we have depth at linebacker, and this may give guys like Tobor/DeOssie/Blackburn there chance to step up. I do agree that we should have traded Ward in stead of Grant. Grant is going to be a starter full time. Well rumor has it our company is installing some big brother software that monitors where you surf, so there's a good chance I won't be able to come during business hours.</P>


      MJG</P>


      [/quote]

      Oh that is horrible!

      Yes I'm not sure why they would keep an injury proned Ward over a young quick up and coming player like Grant....

      I'm not too concerned about Kiwi either....


      [/quote]yeah, and I don't know what the legalities are.... IE there is nothing at work that says you consent to monitoring. </P>


      I wonder how our bud FL will spin the lights out block by Maurice Jones Drew on Merriroid. Hmmm do you think that maybe being off the juice for a year has now taken a little out of Merrroids abilities?</P>

      Comment


      • Re: WK 10 Breathe Out



        Why is this thread now called WK 10 Breathe Out? </P>


        Why is our D ineffective against one of the worst O lines in the NFL. (Didn't detroit give up more sacks than anyone else?).</P>

        Comment


        • Re: Asian Giant for President

          [quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="mjg407"]


          Morning all,</P>


          I haven't watched the game yet. I saw the GB game and they looked dominant over the Panthers. I'm not overly concerned with the loss of Kiwi, we have depth at linebacker, and this may give guys like Tobor/DeOssie/Blackburn there chance to step up. I do agree that we should have traded Ward in stead of Grant. Grant is going to be a starter full time. Well rumor has it our company is installing some big brother software that monitors where you surf, so there's a good chance I won't be able to come during business hours.</P>


          MJG</P>[/quote]

          Oh that is horrible!

          Yes I'm not sure why they would keep an injury proned Ward over a young quick up and coming player like Grant....

          I'm not too concerned about Kiwi either....


          [/quote]haha

          Comment


          • Re: WK 10 Breathe Out

            [quote user="mjg407"]

            Why is this thread now called WK 10 Breathe Out? </p>



            </p>[/quote]

            huh!!???

            Comment


            • Re: Asian giant for HC

              [quote user="BJacobs27"]they won by 5, iw ouldnt say blown out, if campbell didnt throw that dumb Pick with 2 minutes left and ran the balll, i think they had a real chance at winning. that being said, yeah they might have wrapped up the east, but they are on a short week and jets just beat an impressive steeler team .[/quote]

              I'll be a Jets fans come Thursday.......
              WOW...I am excited for Thursday football!!

              Comment


              • Re: Asian giant for HC

                [quote user="JerseyGiant21"][quote user="BJacobs27"]they won by 5, iw ouldnt say blown out, if campbell didnt throw that dumb Pick with 2 minutes left and ran the balll, i think they had a real chance at winning. that being said, yeah they might have wrapped up the east, but they are on a short week and jets just beat an impressive steeler team .[/quote]

                I'll be a Jets fans come Thursday.......
                WOW...I am excited for Thursday football!!
                [/quote]

                I was actually a Jets fan yesterday too. I love seeing the Steelers lose. I just don't like Big Ben...


                Unforutnately there is no way they will beat Dallas. It will be a slaghterhouse.....

                Patriots scored 56 last night? Are you kidding me? Someone needs to punch Brady in the mouth...

                Comment


                • Re: Asian giant for HC

                  yeah AG, including going for it on 4th down 2x ... once on the 1 yard line (scored a td instead of kicking a fg while up 28) and then on the 15 yard line on a 4th and 2 (ended up scoring a td to go up 35)... no class

                  Comment


                  • Re: Asian giant for HC

                    [quote user="BJacobs27"]yeah AG, including going for it on 4th down 2x ... once on the 1 yard line (scored a td instead of kicking a fg while up 28) and then on the 15 yard line on a 4th and 2 (ended up scoring a td to go up 35)... no class[/quote]

                    I KNEW they were going for it on 4th down, no question...

                    I would love for us to beat them on the last week. Then they get beat by the Colts in the AFC Championship game..


                    That would be a stellar season for me!!!

                    Comment


                    • Re: Asian giant for HC

                      i personally would like them to lose every game out ... be 10-6... and lose on the road to like the chargers or whoever comes out of the AFC west... lol

                      Comment


                      • Re: Asian giant for HC

                        [quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="Bleu"]I'm really confused by this team.

                        With 2 possessions and a chance to close out this game our offense held the ball for a whopping 27 secs. Not even a full minute!!! With the game on the line they just couldn't step it up. I am very nervous about this team b/c they're not winning or even playing well right now offensively. They look really bad at times and these field goals are really pissing me off!

                        I know this game was a statement game and we had to play tough against the Lions who needed it as bad as we did, but I mean I'm just not feeling how they're getting things done lately!

                        We're not dominating anymore and we have to play better in order to compete w/Green Bay and Dallas! I hope they get it together.

                        However, PROPS to our defense for stepping up and getting it done for us in spite of the offense. They held it down, Strahan, Wilson, Butler, &amp; Madison kept us alive in this one.[/quote]

                        Exactly...what is going on?

                        27 seconds? That is a joke....the win doesn't make me feel any better....

                        It's a damn good thing we are done playing Dallas, and Green Bay only once....


                        Healthwise, if we don't get healthy, we will stumble into the playoffs and lose in the first round....

                        [/quote]

                        I'm not sure what's going on but like ALL shaky teams we WILL get exposed when the time comes and unless some ppl step it up we won't be going far in the playoffs.

                        Damnit I hate feeling like this after a win. It's like 05 &amp; 06 ALL over again. Can we get an entire team effort for once.

                        Comment


                        • Re: Asian giant for HC

                          [quote user="BJacobs27"]yeah AG, including going for it on 4th down 2x ... once on the 1 yard line (scored a td instead of kicking a fg while up 28) and then on the 15 yard line on a 4th and 2 (ended up scoring a td to go up 35)... no class[/quote]

                          YES! WTF was THAT about! OMG I almost busted a hole in my wall with that lame decision! I mean how scared are we to score or dominate in a game...this is why no one takes this team seriously. B/c we don't get it done aggressively. This team is so predictable. Offense will open it up in the first half then crumble in the second and defense will narrowly hold a lead. They keep you on the edge until the final minute and it's annoying!

                          Comment


                          • Re: Asian giant for HC

                            [quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="JerseyGiant21"][quote user="BJacobs27"]they won by 5, iw ouldnt say blown out, if campbell didnt throw that dumb Pick with 2 minutes left and ran the balll, i think they had a real chance at winning. that being said, yeah they might have wrapped up the east, but they are on a short week and jets just beat an impressive steeler team .[/quote]

                            I'll be a Jets fans come Thursday.......
                            WOW...I am excited for Thursday football!!
                            [/quote]

                            I was actually a Jets fan yesterday too. I love seeing the Steelers lose. I just don't like Big Ben...


                            Unforutnately there is no way they will beat Dallas. It will be a slaghterhouse.....

                            Patriots scored 56 last night? Are you kidding me? Someone needs to punch Brady in the mouth...
                            [/quote]

                            If they put up 56 against the Bills, imagine what they will do against the Jets, a team that they will want to run up the score against. Or the Dolphins.

                            Comment


                            • Re: Asian giant for HC

                              [quote user="Chopper"]

                              If they put up 56 against the Bills, imagine what they will do against the Jets, a team that they will want to run up the score against. Or the Dolphins.
                              [/quote]

                              Especially against the Jets!! Oh my!!!

                              Perhaps there will be some personal hits on Brady to cut it out....

                              Comment


                              • Re: Asian giant for HC

                                The Pats will destroy the Giants Stadium Tenants.....
                                It will probably be an *** whuppin like we have never seen before........

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X