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!"