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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    I haven't met you rogerjac and I am going to assume that you are a white North American or European. Keep in mind that the general stereotype when Dominicans see someone such as yourself, is that you are much more affluent than they are. This may be a completely erroneous assumption on their part, and that's the problem with stereotypes and assumptions.

    Someone who knows you may understand that you only have two plates, two glasses and two forks in your home, but others will see a foreigner living in a nondescript casa and assume the crown jewels are inside - or at least a TV that is better than the one they have.
    We had a single female friend that rented a 3rd floor apt. in a nice complex with a security gaurd in a better area. She had left the balcony slider door partly open for some air and went to bed. Next morning went into the living room and her computer, purse and cell phone gone. The screen door was open. She was lucky? She spent the rest of her stay with us.

    Years ago. American woman walking down the street and hit so hard she died; for her cell phone. Young American boy beaten on the street for his bicycle. We hear over and over about the thugs on a moto doing quick hit and grabs for a purse with unknown contents or what looks like a gold necklace.

    So you don't need to look rich to be a target. You have a computer... cell phone.... TV.... microwave... a simple ring.... a decent watch... fake gold necklace.... nice shoes... a few bucks................. is enough to be a target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I didn’t want to jinx myself by saying that.

    Ours is in campo, we built in 1980s, 15 tareas so lots of open areas and only about half of it walled, the rest is barbed wire fencing. We added a wired alarm system after one of our big dogs was poisoned, typical bars on windows. Four dogs outside. So far so good.

    Like the OP, we are careful to not be flashy, who we let in, and what we have in the house (maids talk). In our case, it’s a small community and everyone looks out for everyone else, and many have known Mr AE since he was a boy, his parents used to take the family there on weekends to the beach. For the first 20 years or so, they didn’t even know we owned it, they thought it was his mother’s or older brother’s.

    Yes, things have been stolen outside. Once an entire harvest of onions disappeared overnight, a massive mahogany tree destined for new doors and trim vanished (probably needed 8-10 guys), and one year our caretaker went to pick yuca and found out only the tops of the plants were in the ground. So it’s not utopia, but as long as they leave us alone inside the house, I can live with it.
    ...Because of all the things outside that are stolen.. welcome to the countryside, all my relatives have the same problem ..their neighbors steal everything from chickens to yuca.. the rich Dominican man in the area with the huge house was robbed one night. the bad guys were in his house most of the night looking for the cash they though was there,only it wasn't.. they tortured and killed him and still no cash.. the bad guys were never caught, and most of the neighbors know who they are...….Doc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DR Solar View Post
    We had a single female friend that rented a 3rd floor apt. in a nice complex with a security gaurd in a better area. She had left the balcony slider door partly open for some air and went to bed. Next morning went into the living room and her computer, purse and cell phone gone. The screen door was open. She was lucky? She spent the rest of her stay with us.

    Years ago. American woman walking down the street and hit so hard she died; for her cell phone. Young American boy beaten on the street for his bicycle. We hear over and over about the thugs on a moto doing quick hit and grabs for a purse with unknown contents or what looks like a gold necklace.

    So you don't need to look rich to be a target. You have a computer... cell phone.... TV.... microwave... a simple ring.... a decent watch... fake gold necklace.... nice shoes... a few bucks................. is enough to be a target.
    yes that happens everyday... mostly to Dominicans....

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    Political correctness and affirmative actions in the USA from the very yearly age make Americans soft, trusting, naive and totally defenseless against the REAL World and REAL people in it outside their Middle Class - brain-twisted on "human values" and on their "guilt" of being more hard working and more intellectually gifted than some other groups of population.
    "Ma fren!"

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    Odd as it may sound.....
    there may be some truth to that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Odd as it may sound.....
    there may be some truth to that....
    Unfortunately, his comment is not odd and there is a helluva lot of truth to it

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    When the police and legal system are considered largely useless, it creates an atmosphere where there is little chance for a downside to being a criminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowmo View Post
    When the police and legal system are considered largely useless, it creates an atmosphere where there is little chance for a downside to being a criminal.
    ..yes and when you grow up and live only in a country..where the police and court system mostly works and is not corrupt..the people become a product of their environment ..that doesn't mean that they are not aware of other countries and the human garbage that runs them,,fren….Doc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irsav View Post
    Political correctness and affirmative actions in the USA from the very yearly age make Americans soft, trusting, naive and totally defenseless against the REAL World and REAL people in it outside their Middle Class - brain-twisted on "human values" and on their "guilt" of being more hard working and more intellectually gifted than some other groups of population.
    "Ma fren!"
    ..Soft?..real? trusting, totally defenseless against the real world?..,total BS..,.sounds like your world is a shyte sandwich...fren..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowmo View Post
    When the police and legal system are considered largely useless, it creates an atmosphere where there is little chance for a downside to being a criminal.
    Makes it more complex when the police are doing the crimes and fully aware of who are doing the crimes especially when related to said police.

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