Skip to comments.“Ghetto Tracker” was an app that helped you avoid dangerous slums. Now it’s gone.
Posted on 09/05/2013 11:56:14 AM PDT by bigbob
Ghetto Tracker was the name of an application that exploded with controversy on its launch. So much controversy in fact that its already changed the name to Good Part of Town and apparently been taken down. The application was proposed for savvy consumers to avoid dangerous parts of town by showing which ones are ghetto, or unsafe.
As a response to the public backlash the site has been removed with a picture stating that Its not worth the trouble. The app reportedly didnt even work properly. Critics had pointed out that the site listed areas such as Greenwich Village in Manhattan as ghettos. The reason was that the median income in that neighborhood is $75,000. So it appears the app was targeting based solely on income, rather than actual crime levels. So there is definitely a wrong-headed way of thinking in that sense. However, it appears that people wont be able to enjoy any application that might increase their safety planning as it has been deemed politically incorrect and racist by the Internet, so it must be destroyed.
There's still the tried and true method: "Roll 'em up!"
Must not comment where it kept pointing to....
I don’t need an app for that. Am I anywhere near Martin Luther King Blvd?
Then I’m in ghetto land.
Take your ass-whoopin, whitey.
download the app for your mobile phone.
The world is a ghetto.
“Take a left on the Nelson Mandela Boulevard, mister, right past the ALL-NITE CHECK CASHING & LIQUORS.”
Just don't go anywhere near it an you will be fine.
...past the sweepstakes parlor and the bail bondsman...
I have a hard time getting worked up for a product that didn’t work, and was built with incorrect specifications, and was inherently bigoted if implemented as specified.
On the other hand, avoiding Greenwich Village may not have been a mistake.....
If someone puts out an app that redlines small areas based on the number of crimes reported in those areas, then we’ll see if it gets taken down.
Chris Rock taught me that....
...and the marijuana dispensaries...
Yeah, I used to look for a U-turn when I started seeing bars over the windows, but anymore that’s not quite as uncommon.
You can always go online and check the crime maps:
Maybe some enterprising software engineer could develop an app called Avoid Obama’s Sons...
That kind of app would have saved lives. But PC is about sacrificing innocent lives on the altar of political correctness.
You have to do your homework before you leave home. Look up crime statistics. Look up the racial makeup of a neighborhood. There is a very strong correlation between crime and race. This is not disputable. Stay away. Today, it’s open season on Whites.
How about creating a map app and having it access the crime statistics websites? It would merge the two and show you crime rates on a map. This is not a hard app to create. Unfortunately, it too would be shot down.
What really bothered the left was that the app helped innocent people avoid getting raped, robbed and/or murdered.
The left wants equal opportunity rape, theft and murder.
And when you get to Malcolm X Drive, "Kiss your ass goodbye!"
Hell, just look out your car window and you will know. Unless you’re a brain-dead lib who has embraced “multiculturalism”, it’s pretty easy to tell if you have strayed into the ghetto.
Political correctness strikes again.
Then Im in ghetto land.
In Austin, it is anywhere east of IH 35. I stay out of Austin as much as possible since I retired, but still make a trip there once in a while. I refuse to go to East Austin, except for ABIA, but use the toll road to get there.
The only bright spot is that soon many of these MLK Boulevards will be renamed “Barrack Hussein Obama Boulevard”. Barry deserves to have his name associated with all the crime, decay and violence.
Even race-obsessed agitators and bureaucrats inadvertantly serve a useful purpose with their naming conventions. Normal lawful people know to avoid MLK anything. And how many schools have been named after Obama by now? Wise to avoid those neighborhoods also, but good chance there's an MLK Blvd nearby anyway. :)
The name Martin Luther King Boulevard is a public service. It is a needed inclusion - to protect white people by letting them know what areas to keep out of. Truth hurts...but it’s true.
Wait a minute! For years, the left has told us crime arose in certain areas because of "economic disenfranchisment," and that criminals were criminals because they could not find good jobs in their areas...so which is it?
Funny. There are no maps for any of the places I call home...
Wasn’t this the pawn shop that provided would be assassin Hinckley his .22 revolver and special restricted Sky Marshal ammo? It has been over 30 years but the name seems familiar.
Guess there’s not enough crime there for anyone to bother tracking it.
Is that photo shopped?
What a nice thought...
No. The pawn shop from where Hinckley bought his (”Devastator) bullets was from a pawn shop called Rocky’s pawn shop.
They’re using cursive?
That looks more useful than the program mentioned.
Or Rosa Parks
Hi. Did some looking and found the following from an NY Times story dated April 1, 1981 by Charles Mohr.
ATF traced the purchase of two Rohm RG 14 revolvers sold to Charles Hinckley on Oct 13, 1980 at Randy ‘s Pawn Shop owned by Isaac Goldstein. They did the trace in 16 minutes.
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