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    Default An interesting statistic

    Over the Easter weekend there were twenty five people killed in the Dominican Republic. Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone. Chicago and Santo Domingo have roughly equal populations. I'm headed to Santo Domingo tonight where I'll be safer than in my own country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peep2 View Post
    Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone.
    NY is waiting for you!!!!

    http://www.myfoxny.com/story/2248226...rooklyn-sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by peep2 View Post
    Over the Easter weekend there were twenty five people killed in the Dominican Republic. Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone. Chicago and Santo Domingo have roughly equal populations. I'm headed to Santo Domingo tonight where I'll be safer than in my own country.
    Maybe. Just like in Chicago, your safety in Santo Domingo depends very much upon where you travel and who you associate with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peep2 View Post
    Over the Easter weekend there were twenty five people killed in the Dominican Republic. Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone. Chicago and Santo Domingo have roughly equal populations. I'm headed to Santo Domingo tonight where I'll be safer than in my own country.
    You are spoiling things for those on DR1 who write posts suggesting the DR is the most dangerous place on earth.

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    Take note that 29 of the deaths over the 4-day weekend were in traffic accidents and the remaining 4 drowned.

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    It sounds like Chicago has violent people, while the DR has bad drivers and poor swimmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peep2 View Post
    Over the Easter weekend there were twenty five people killed in the Dominican Republic. Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone. Chicago and Santo Domingo have roughly equal populations. I'm headed to Santo Domingo tonight where I'll be safer than in my own country.
    Off course hanging out on the South Side might get you killed, twenty years ago when I used to visit it it was already rough so I can imagine how it is now.
    Hey these people were all ticked off because they had no where to go. Dominican tigrues had fun at the beach/river and no time to do much killing

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    Quote Originally Posted by peep2 View Post
    Over the Easter weekend there were twenty five people killed in the Dominican Republic. Over the Easter weekend there were forty five people shot in Chicago alone. Chicago and Santo Domingo have roughly equal populations. I'm headed to Santo Domingo tonight where I'll be safer than in my own country.
    Hey now, being Shot does not equal being killed. And to be fair, there are more ways to account for holiday deaths. Would the homicide rate be higher in SD if these people could get their hands on cheap guns and ammunition? Definitely. Look at your average large Mexican city. But since they cant get the cheap weapons, the tend to use other measures. There are more shootings in Chicago than in Paris but people still get murdered in Paris, just the same.

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    Shot aint sheeeet unless you kill em. It just means they were hit by a bullet. You cannot compare the numbers.

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