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“Ghetto Tracker” was an app that helped you avoid dangerous slums. Now it’s gone.
The Libertarian Republic ^ | 9-4-13 | Not Specified

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 it’s 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 “It’s not worth the trouble.” The app reportedly didn’t 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 won’t 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.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: everythingsracist; ghetto; ghettortracer; pcgonewild
Whether or not it worked right, we all know why it was forced to go away.

There's still the tried and true method: "Roll 'em up!"

1 posted on 09/05/2013 11:56:15 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Must not comment where it kept pointing to....


2 posted on 09/05/2013 11:58:11 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: bigbob

I don’t need an app for that. Am I anywhere near Martin Luther King Blvd?

Then I’m in ghetto land.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: bigbob

Take your ass-whoopin, whitey.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 11:59:43 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: bigbob

http://www.crimereports.com/

download the app for your mobile phone.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 12:01:21 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: bigbob

The world is a ghetto.


6 posted on 09/05/2013 12:01:41 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bigbob; a fool in paradise

“Take a left on the Nelson Mandela Boulevard, mister, right past the ALL-NITE CHECK CASHING & LIQUORS.”


7 posted on 09/05/2013 12:02:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: bigbob
Cities across the nation have graciously addressed this problem by naming their most dangerous street "Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard."

Just don't go anywhere near it an you will be fine.

8 posted on 09/05/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Revolting cat!

...past the sweepstakes parlor and the bail bondsman...


9 posted on 09/05/2013 12:03:58 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: bigbob

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.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 12:05:39 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Oberon
It's right around the corner from Honest Joe's!


11 posted on 09/05/2013 12:05:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Chris Rock taught me that....


12 posted on 09/05/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Oberon

...and the marijuana dispensaries...


13 posted on 09/05/2013 12:08:50 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


14 posted on 09/05/2013 12:09:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

You can always go online and check the crime maps:

http://spotcrime.com/il/chicago


15 posted on 09/05/2013 12:09:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: bigbob

Maybe some enterprising software engineer could develop an app called Avoid Obama’s Sons...


16 posted on 09/05/2013 12:12:17 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: bigbob

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.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 12:18:25 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: bigbob

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.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 12:22:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Revolting cat!; Responsibility2nd; bigbob
Am I anywhere near Martin Luther King Blvd?
“Take a left on the Nelson Mandela Boulevard, mister, right past the ALL-NITE CHECK CASHING & LIQUORS.”

And when you get to Malcolm X Drive, "Kiss your ass goodbye!"

19 posted on 09/05/2013 12:29:22 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: bigbob
Actually, the pawn shops that I see nowadays are located in slightly better neigborhoods, so I go by the beauty parlors now to orient myself.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 12:32:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: bigbob

Political correctness strikes again.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 12:35:39 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot
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To: Responsibility2nd
Am I anywhere near Martin Luther King Blvd?

Then I’m 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.

23 posted on 09/05/2013 12:38:41 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


24 posted on 09/05/2013 12:42:40 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don’t need an app for that. Am I anywhere near Martin Luther King Blvd?

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. :)

25 posted on 09/05/2013 12:49:02 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Honest Joe’s Leaves Legacy In Deep Ellum
26 posted on 09/05/2013 12:53:27 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: bigbob
Critics had pointed out that the site listed areas such as Greenwich Village in Manhattan as ghettos.

Gay ghetto?

27 posted on 09/05/2013 12:57:48 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


28 posted on 09/05/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bigbob
"The app reportedly didn’t 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."

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?

29 posted on 09/05/2013 1:17:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Boogieman

Funny. There are no maps for any of the places I call home...


30 posted on 09/05/2013 1:29:31 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: lowbridge

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.


31 posted on 09/05/2013 1:44:52 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Little Ray

Guess there’s not enough crime there for anyone to bother tracking it.


32 posted on 09/05/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that photo shopped?


33 posted on 09/05/2013 1:58:33 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Boogieman

What a nice thought...


34 posted on 09/05/2013 2:01:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Rockpile

No. The pawn shop from where Hinckley bought his (”Devastator”) bullets was from a pawn shop called Rocky’s pawn shop.


35 posted on 09/05/2013 2:31:18 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Revolting cat!

They’re using cursive?


36 posted on 09/05/2013 2:40:25 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Boogieman

That looks more useful than the program mentioned.


37 posted on 09/05/2013 2:45:25 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Or Rosa Parks


38 posted on 09/05/2013 2:47:11 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: lowbridge

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.


39 posted on 09/05/2013 5:53:11 PM PDT by Rockpile
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