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Marino4K t1_j6b3jcg wrote

What the fuck is going on recently? I feel like there’s been a huge uptick of robberies, break ins, etc going on.


Waste-Reading7080 t1_j6bd11o wrote

And that folks is why we move out of Richmond. Also it’s my 21st birthday and thinking about getting robbed by someone that is 5’6” is fucking hilarious


Hayek66 t1_j6bnc7l wrote

Violent crime can’t be tolerated. Table stakes of a stable place to live is safety


jacksonwarg t1_j6bs3xo wrote

It honestly is unnerving how dangerous it has gotten. My one friend moved into his new house and found people squatting inside. He called the police but they said "too bad," and the squatters keep eating his cereal and looking at him. I also have ten friends that were robbed and murdered at VMFA- believe it or not- all separate occasions. At the last funeral the grieving family stole my catalytic convertor. I've just about had enough. /s


xDocFearx t1_j6bsdpy wrote

Why are they able to describe the man behind them way better than the one who originally walked up?


FARTBOSS420 t1_j6bwn60 wrote

Maybe the behind guy had a more striking look. Said tall and "gaunt" which I googled, means thin or emaciated. So I guess it was just some not so notable 5'6" guy, then a tall "gaunt" Slenderman with a more striking appearance?


GingerBawls t1_j6c1cbq wrote

Cops are worthless. This is what made you see that? Congratulation I guess


YardieLobo t1_j6c47oj wrote

Just a heads up don’t be in dimly lit parking lot in an alley at 2:45am.


smarshall561 t1_j6cq29w wrote

I wish people didn't assume everyone knows the name and location of everything in Richmond. Give a cross street next time (I know OP didn't write the screenshot)


OMGEntitlement t1_j6ct7iv wrote

I've lived here since 1991 and my partner has lived here even longer. I just asked him, "Do you know where the Capital Market across from Helen's is?" and he looked at me like I'd grown a second nose and said, "What? No....."

So uhhh, no. You can tell who's an asshole from your reply, though.


ITMORON t1_j6czczj wrote

I have a friend who knows the owner of one of a big name car dealerships in the area. He said that car theft is at an all time high in the area as well. High end cars are being stolen from dealer lots, homes etc. While I have not validated this information, considering the source I feel it is likely valid. Be vigilant, keep an eye on your surroundings.


Alextits3 t1_j6cztht wrote

I wish these descriptions were better plus did they take the iPhone? You can track your iPhone and or air pods case; That’s how we found my coworkers car that was stolen. But I’m glad no one was hurt so sorry this happened to you. From and living in Richmond it’s almost normal this happens very very sad. Needless to say I won’t be living here much longer!


fractalflatulence t1_j6d7ip0 wrote

They were probably at city beach getting hyped before. Place attracts a bunch of nonsense on the weekend.


juicybananas t1_j6d8ybp wrote

I saw a video a while ago about how banning abortion means more kids end up in government border houses and those environments tend to bred criminals because of how harsh they are. But I think the video also said that might also not necessarily be the case. The theory just seemed to fit well so… take it for what you will.


VirginiaTex t1_j6dazp3 wrote

Why does RVA have what seems like more homeless/panhandling people Everywhere in Richmond? Not really a thing as much in DC or Norfolk.


fractalflatulence t1_j6dcxsd wrote

Sounds like you’re assuming some shit about me so that it’s easier for you to stomach the obvious point I made about crime prevention in the context of the post I was replying to. I voted for “Brandon”

Hit the bricks.


fractalflatulence t1_j6de6zs wrote

Or i made a sarcastic comment in reply to a different tired ass response anytime there’s a crime…”Cops are useless!”

Ask yourself why my comment upset you so much you had to assume I’m a Republican.

Fucking Reddit, full of smooth brains


pcptornado11 t1_j6dew62 wrote

Right, but you can make a lot of assumptions about that tired comment. Sarcasm doesn't translate well in text.

It seems like only one of us is upset here and it certainly isn't me. I hope this doesn't ruin your day!


fractalflatulence t1_j6dfemm wrote

You can assume whatever you want as long as you’re willing to get called out for your wrong assumptions.

My day is far from ruined but thanks for your faux-concern, slick.

Don’t confuse me chiding you with name calling as me being upset, although I’m sure that’s an effective ego-protective mechanism for you.


RicTicTocs t1_j6dgeu2 wrote

Nothing good ever happens after midnight.


fractalflatulence t1_j6dj4zz wrote

They don’t prevent ALL crime. But they absolutely prevent crimes from occurring

There’s nuance that people like you deliberately ignore when you make statements like “police don’t prevent crime”.

This is why intelligent people don’t take comments like that, and the people making them, seriously.

I’m sure there’s some social reinforcement at play here for people like you making ideological arguments based on far reaching generalizations and convenient platitudes lacking in nuance.

I wonder what happens when the dopamine hit from posting basic-ass takes on Reddit fades away…


ZephyrInfernum t1_j6djxou wrote

You say that to me as if I've ever argued for that that. I haven't. It's a nice strawman, though.

Do you know what I am in favor of for our city? Cops back on actual beats. They're being paid by our taxes to do a job. Arguably, right now they aren't doing that job. Traffic offenses left and right, pedestrians getting hit, a pervert creeper going around shouting he's the one doing it but police can't seem to apprehend, muggings in places that were previously safe...

Police, as they currently are by their design, are worthless. Cops sitting in cars at the back of lots waiting for calls (when the crime has already happened) do nothing to prevent crime by way of presence.


fractalflatulence t1_j6dkazh wrote

Definitely not a strawman. Sarcastic response to the implied meaning of the comment I replied to regarding cops and crime prevention

Next time articulate yourself intelligently and you won’t get a sarcastic reply.

Also, hard not to think you’re just backpedaling here since you posted elsewhere in the thread “why have them at all” and you appear to post in multiple anti-police subreddits

Imagine that…

But yes super funny that you’d double down that cops are worthless.

Kyle the college freshman, ladies and gentlemen.

Edit to add: how do you reconcile that the crime rate is down compared to when cops “walked the beat” so to speak?


_R_A_ t1_j6dl37n wrote

Funerals ain't cheap. Gotta grab that sweet sweet cattie money while you can!

Next time paint it pink, everyone knows thieves don't steal things that are pink.

More /s


Five9sFine t1_j6e0ajx wrote

Defund the police!...also why is crime all over the place? IDK, the gubbermint should do a study.


AnnPoltergeist t1_j6eauu6 wrote

All of the official definitions of “recession” are blind to the daily reality of the working classes, and are provided by people whose entire professional life is dependent on unsustainable “growth at all costs” capitalism. GDP growth is largely irrelevant as a measure of a country’s economic health when the majority of economic gains are distributed to a tiny percentage of the population.


fractalflatulence t1_j6ewg2m wrote

There is no nuance in the statement. That’s the point.

Edit to add: How you don't see the irony in you defending a drastic underestimation of the value of policing on the grounds of an alleged overestimation of the value of policing is beyond me....


According-Couple2744 t1_j6f7nun wrote

Thank you for sharing this information. I hope your friend and her coworkers are ok.


applebeesinthetrap t1_j6f9szq wrote

Yeah sorry I am a bit slow.. thank you for being patient with me. I think we might have a misunderstanding..

Could you tell what the word nuance means here? Not the definition of it (I looked that up already don't understand!). But what you are talking about when you say it?

From this statement of yours >There’s nuance that people like you deliberately ignore when you make statements like “police don’t prevent crime”.

Edit: A better way to phrase my question is "what is the nuance that people are deliberately ignoring?"


AnnPoltergeist t1_j6i4qlv wrote

that’s not what my original comment was about. I am not arguing about what the accepted definition of a recession is, i am saying that the accepted definition misses the point. Kinda like how you missed the point of my original comment. Lmaooooo


Quirky-Intention7959 t1_j6ib5pu wrote

Time for responsible people to conceal and defend themselves. Be responsible for yourself and the people you love. Please always have a sober person out with you. It’s ok not to get intoxicated on weekends. Most street robberies in my neighborhood happen to intoxicated people. Please get off your phone when you’re walking alone late at night. Please take off your headphones when you’re alone. Be aware of your surroundings! It’s only getting worse and always assume the worst in strangers you see on the road. Be aware and stand up for your brothers and sisters if you witness anything. Peace be upon all of you 🙏🏻


Trepeld t1_j6lcddc wrote

Interesting how much this is being down voted… it would take a lot of squinting to see a recession from our economic numbers, which has absolutely nothing to do with the extreme inequality, dismantling of our social net, and unfettered capitalism that is depressing wages and mimicking all the negative aspects of a recession that people are experiencing