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Crime in St. Croix How to evaluate objectively

MosquitoBaitt
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The likelihood of your being a victim of crime here is no lesser or greater than living in any urban community.

Sorry, but there is a higher chance of becoming a victim in the USVI... the stats don't lie.

 
Posted : July 22, 2014 6:07 pm
MosquitoBaitt
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No one robbed me at the restaurant I ate at on Saturday night nor at the golf course on Sunday.

Oh, and speaking of Golf courses, anybody here remember the The Fountain Valley Massacre??

 
Posted : July 22, 2014 6:11 pm
CruzanIron
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Sure. I do. Lots of white people bailed and house prices dropped.

 
Posted : July 22, 2014 6:27 pm
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Well No One, you've lived here, certainly you have crunched the numbers. Yes you are right about many things. I go about my daily life here, work, enjoy my family. It for some reason feels pretty safe. I did get some ear buds lifted from my truck and a leaf blower that was a piece of junk. I guess some of the people in Detroit feel safe too. Still worth It to me. Can't snorkel the Indians in Detroit. Pretty cold there too. Maybe its the beauty of the islands and warmth of so many of the people that makes it feel different. For me that evens the scale. I think that is what attracts so many. Let us know when your book is done. I want a copy. Your adventures here seem like great reading. I loved Willy Wilson's book "Glass Bottom Days". " Don't stop the Carnival" is also great reading. Also I don't believe crime here is being exaggerated, but I do believe in some stateside areas it is being minimized. Just from what I hear from friends and relatives there.

 
Posted : July 22, 2014 10:34 pm
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that was the most boring book ever, could not finish it and i never dont ever finish a book , lol

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 12:06 pm
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If you grew up here in the islands, you'd probably have found both books more enjoyable and relatable. I have enjoyed both very much.
Herman wouk lived here in st.Thomas on skyline drive. The house was destroyed during hurricane Hugo (I think, as seems like it's been abandoned forever) & is currently for sale.
Think "don't stop the carnival" should be required reading for newbies.

Sorry about lack of capitals but have to use my kindle to access site as still having issues doing so on laptop.

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 12:33 pm
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alana, i hardly ever use cap's . i gave it the old college try. lol

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 2:16 pm
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Hey what's up with all the Detroit-bashing in this thread? 🙂 Say nice things about Detroit, or we will have you killed, and eaten. You've all been warned.

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 5:47 pm
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lol, i know nice people from detroit

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 6:34 pm
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Yeah I know some cool people from there as well. I used it as an arbitrary example, I'm from New Orleans, I used it as well. No harm intended.

 
Posted : July 23, 2014 11:56 pm
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no harm taken, just funning with you

 
Posted : July 24, 2014 12:33 am
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I just finished reading the newer posts. If and when I'm settled in my secure fortified concrete underground bunker hidden up in the rain forest, I will sift through the crime archives for a good story to base my next screenplay on. I just read a fluffy short novel called "Afoot on St. Croix" (The title alludes to the Goat-footed Woman). It's a sort of surreal murder mystery thrown together in piecemeal fashion. It's a moderately interesting read. I suppose the author lived in St. Croix to do her research and moved on. Anyone read it?

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 6:36 pm
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Nope, never heard of it. Growing up here one always heard scary stories with jumbies, goat foot women and all kinds of juju stuff.

Don't forget the razor wire fencing to surround your bunker property and the gun turret at the top! You'll be all set!

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 6:57 pm
CruzanIron
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Nope, never heard of it. Growing up here one always heard scary stories with jumbies, goat foot women and all kinds of juju stuff.

Walking Trees...

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 7:10 pm
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who is the author

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 8:59 pm
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who is the author

http://www.amazon.com/Afoot-St-Croix-Mystery-Islands/dp/0425251950

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 9:16 pm
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I'll be glad to have a little house in a quiet neighborhood with a little garden for veggies and time to catch a few fish.

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 11:08 pm
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I'll be glad to have a little house in a quiet neighborhood with a little garden for veggies and time to catch a few fish.

Was only being facetious regarding razor wire & gun turret!

 
Posted : July 25, 2014 11:33 pm
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From my perspective, St Croix is NOT a safe place to live. For my first 14 years here I had only been the victim of petty theft. But on Nov 30, 2012 that changed. The thread about my experience is here.

The police and the medical examiner said that we were lucky. Our outcome was not the norm. My friend Bob Johnson did not fare so well. His story is here.

Note that in both cases, we were not members of gangs, no domestic violence, not out late at night. Thugs come into your house to rob and kill you.

Yes, you can be the victim of crime any where, you are just more likely to be a victim here. The stats here are worse than most inter-city stats.

It changes your life, you never feel as comfortable in your own home again. And then the violence is excused when someone blames it on society not the criminal. Like this.

I agree with these sentiments expressed in today's paper.....

Here's the link if the image doesn't show link

This makes me sick. They got what they deserved.

 
Posted : July 26, 2014 3:19 am
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The islands don't change, other than the facade.

 
Posted : July 26, 2014 3:53 am
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i seem to remember that bit in the paper.

that particular case due to his own actions and where was the sympathy for all the innocent victims of his crimes

 
Posted : July 27, 2014 10:20 am
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The article says the dead gang banger had support from his family but it did not say if there was a father in the home. Some feel that a man in the home is superfluous. I beg to differ.

 
Posted : July 28, 2014 2:26 pm
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a mother and father are most needed in the home.

 
Posted : July 28, 2014 7:22 pm
rotorhead
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Unless it's like the father on St Thomas who was released by the judge because he had 26 children to support. He must be a very responsible father.

 
Posted : July 28, 2014 9:49 pm
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Unless it's like the father on St Thomas who was released by the judge because he had 26 children to support. He must be a very responsible father.

Just to clarify. He has 21 children and his bail was reduced. He was not released. 

 
Posted : July 28, 2014 11:32 pm
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