This is a discussion on Crime rate up at malls within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I haven't been to a mall for over a decade. In the 70s and 80s the family types and elderly where there. The family types ...
I haven't been to a mall for over a decade. In the 70s and 80s the family types and elderly where there. The family types for shopping...the elderly for a safe climate controlled area for walking.
Last time I went to one I had going to for a long time...it was a mess. Products were aimed at a more ghetto crowd and the criminal element was very obvious. There is nothing at a mall I can't find online (usually at a lower price) or at Walmart, Target, or KMart. Going to a mall is just asking for trouble.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
I only go to the mall when requred with my better half, something I just gotta do...it's the price I pay for buying guns, she buys shoes... but never sunglasses
I would rather live my life as if there is a God,
And die to find out there isn't, than live my life
As if there isn't, and die to find out there is.
"The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come." ~ Confucius
I think our local mall is posted "No Weapons", so yes, I have no need to visit it.
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This is the high-end mall in the Detroit metro area where the crime occurred:
Home Page | The Somerset Collection
Yesterday around 12 PM I stumbled across AM 1200 that was discussing the event. The listeners were expressing a very different take on this crime. Most seemed to feel it was justified since the "rich white people" had cut funding needed to pay for Detroit's police - I kid you not. I would have prefered to post a link to a podcast so you could experience this exchange for yourselves but all I found was a link to listen live:
WCHB-AM: NewsTalk 1200 | Detroit, News, Michigan, Talk, Radio
Please be advised that if yesterday's show was indicative of the racial hatred expressed on this station you may find it disturbing. I certainly did.
"For someone who is nearly as smart as I am, how can you be so wrong about this?"
One of our local municipalities had turned down many attempts over many years to put in three bus stops around their mall (Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek) that would allow more access to the mall from people downtown. This mall has many fewer problems with crime than the Dayton mall only 12 miles away. Pretty smart if you ask me.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
"To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
This is ^^^^^^^^^
how I feel.
My wife and kids think they are safe at Great lakes Crossing, Partridge Creek and the like.
I don't go, as I never have time to go with them, I just say, "glad we have insurance on you guys"
Its a horrible thing to say, but I can't stop them from going.
I would rather die with good men than hide with cowards
If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."
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I dislike malls just like I dislike doctors. The longer I stay away from them....the better off I am.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Ben Franklin