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rotorhead
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Wow, I saw that early this morning and was just totally amazed and taken aback that someone from the USVI could commit a crime on the mainland. "Exporting violence" for true. Just imagine what a terrible state of affairs it would be if someone came here from one of the US states or (gasp!) from down island or even some other country (!) and committed a crime. This is simply untenable and needs to be nipped in the bud!

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Posted : April 3, 2013 9:14 pm
Cruz
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smh @ "exporting violence"

I'll play along with your line of thinking. I guess we should say that Country Day School exports violence, since he's a graduate of that school.

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Posted : April 3, 2013 9:17 pm
Cruz
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Wow, I saw that early this morning and was just totally amazed and taken aback that someone from the USVI could commit a crime on the mainland. "Exporting violence" for true. Just imagine what a terrible state of affairs it would be if someone came here from one of the US states or (gasp!) from down island or even some other country (!) and committed a crime. This is simply untenable and needs to be nipped in the bud!

well played 😀

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Posted : April 3, 2013 9:19 pm
rotorhead
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Continue to bury your head in the sand. The USVI is known for violence and the reputation is growing. Please enlighten me about all of the violent crime committed by mainlanders who come to the USVI. Oh right, the ATF officer who killed someone who was attacking him on St Thomas. Or the Assistant DA on St Croix who shot someone who was attacking him with a meat clever. Anyone else?

"Forget having the highest murder rate in the country; if the U.S. Virgin Islands were an independent nation, it would have one of the highest murder rates in the world.
The record 66 homicides committed across the territory in 2010 is 10 more than in 2009, and makes the Virgin Islands the most violent place in the United States, on a per-capita basis."

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/homicides-in-v-i-1.1089794

"Few places in the mainland United States see more than 10 homicides per 100,000 in population, and even fewer - in fact, only two - topped a rate of 20 homicides per 100,000 people in 2011, according to the FBI data. Those were the Detroit metropolitan area, with a rate of 20.3, and the New Orleans metro area, with a rate of 23.7.
More places in Puerto Rico come closer to the V.I. homicide rate. Puerto Rico's metropolitan areas, such as Fajardo, Ponce and San Juan, saw homicide rates higher than 30 per 100,000 people in 2011, but the highest, in Fajardo, was 37.1. The overall rate for Puerto Rico in 2011 was 30.6 homicides per 100,000 people.
No state in the mainland comes close to either territory's rate. The highest rates recorded in 2011 were in Washington, D.C., at 17.5 homicides per 100,000 people, and in Louisiana, with a rate of 11.2, according to the FBI data."

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/v-i-homicide-rate-still-among-world-s-highest-1.1434291

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Topic starter Posted : April 3, 2013 9:42 pm
Alana33
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I feel sorry for Sen. O'Reilly and her family and the victim's family. It is a tragedy all around.

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Posted : April 3, 2013 10:28 pm
STXjill
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I feel sorry for Sen. O'Reilly and her family and the victim's family. It is a tragedy all around.

I agree, very sad.

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Posted : April 4, 2013 1:11 am
blu4u
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Wow, I saw that early this morning and was just totally amazed and taken aback that someone from the USVI could commit a crime on the mainland. "Exporting violence" for true. Just imagine what a terrible state of affairs it w ould be if someone came here from one of the US states or (gasp!) from down island or even some other country (!) and committed a crime. This is simply untenable and needs to be nipped in the bud!

Your scarcastic comment is very bad taste. This truely is horrible and absoutly needs to be addressed (or nipped in the bud as you put it). Violence is not a joke nor should it be accepted as common place. This type of laissez-faireattitude only make the situation worse. I feel for the victim and his faimily. Like it or Sen O'R son did "represent" the VI, just like all kids do when they go off to state-side colleges. I think it's a horrible shame that such a young life is gone and so amny other lives will be forever be darkened by the sadness of this senseless crime.

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Posted : April 4, 2013 2:23 am
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