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Killings Averaging 1 Daily in Dallas (14 murders in 14 days)
myfoxdfw.com ^ | 5/13/2011 | Lynn Kawano

Posted on 05/15/2011 9:32:59 AM PDT by dragnet2

DALLAS - At 2:00 in the afternoon on May 13, Dallas reported its thirteenth murder of the month.

UPDATE: 14 Murders in 14 days

A sudden five-percent spike in killings comes after years of declines.

Detectives can't explain it, though some have suggested that the economy might be to blame.

However, one thing is clear: the homicide unit is scrambling to keep up with the unsolved cases.

Earlier this week, a security guard was killed when he walked in on a robbery at a Wing Stop on Buckner Boulevard. Investigators are seeking the killer.

And at 2 p.m. today, a man was killed in the 10,000 block of Cricket in southeast Dallas. The shooter remains on the run.


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KEYWORDS: crime; dallas; homicide; texas
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1 posted on 05/15/2011 9:33:03 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Does the body count include the LA Lakers?


2 posted on 05/15/2011 9:35:41 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz
The very first post has attempted to make this about California!

Amazing....

3 posted on 05/15/2011 9:39:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Just another reason I moved from there. Went back to the old neighborhood a few years ago and was shocked. Made sure the doors were locked and got outta there fast.


4 posted on 05/15/2011 9:46:06 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

I grew up in Lake Highlands, and my mom, sister-in-law, and neice and nephew still live there.

Some areas have really changed, and not for the better.


5 posted on 05/15/2011 9:47:50 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: dragnet2

Did the New Orleans Katrina evacuees ever go back or is this the result in Dallas?


6 posted on 05/15/2011 9:52:31 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: bgill

Well, nothing stays the same. Unfortunately in the U.S., today most changes are not for the good. Times are tough and many are very tightly wound, resulting in people killing other people. Lots of walking time bombs out there.

Here is a recent example:

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2 Shot Dead in Tow Truck Scuffle

DALLAS - Two people died early Friday morning after an angry visitor confronted a tow truck operator at a Love Field-area apartment complex.

The shooting deaths happened around 5:20 a.m. at the Casa Place Apartments at 3315 Chapel Creek Drive.

Police say earlier in the evening, a tow truck from Longhorn Wrecker had removed a vehicle without a parking sticker from the apartment parking lot. The towing company has a contract with the complex.

When the tow truck returned later for another visit to look for parking scofflaws, the two men were confronted by the angry vehicle owner, who was there visiting family.

Police say the furious visitor drew a gun and fired on the 28-year-old tow truck operator in the passenger seat. The tow truck driver then used his weapon to shoot the visitor.

Both gunshot victims died at the scene, police say.

Family members say the visitor was a 36-year-old man who worked for a moving company.

Neither man has been identified yet by the medical examiner. Police are questioning the tow truck driver.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/050611-2-Shot-Dead-in-Tow-Truck-Scuffle?obref=obinsite


7 posted on 05/15/2011 9:52:46 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bgill

Did you live in Dallas? Do you still live in Texas?


8 posted on 05/15/2011 9:55:26 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: dragnet2
The very first post has attempted to make this about California! Amazing....

Stop lying. You're not amazed.

9 posted on 05/15/2011 9:57:42 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

We still have many N.O. “refugees” in the Dallas area. They are using the Lone Star Card (food stamps) quite well. That and the illegals don’t make for a nice place to live.


10 posted on 05/15/2011 9:58:10 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: chicagolady

Not only no but heck no. Have you not seen the red/blue map? Guess what color Dallas is. Despite that, is there any other place to live but Texas?


11 posted on 05/15/2011 10:00:09 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Windflier
The very first post has attempted to make this about California!

Amazing....

Stop lying. You're not amazed.

Now I'm accused of lying? Man, you are a piece of work.

Actually I am amazed due to the fact that the first post attempted to turn this into an LA or CA thing. It usually take about 8-10 for that to occurred. lol...

Hey....You were the *same* individual who said it was not a conservative thing, and basically against forum rules to post news about Texas, which you didn't approve of and would rather not see.

((wow))

See if you can get the moderator to censor this news story!!

12 posted on 05/15/2011 10:09:17 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Dallas is a pit, just like most major cities.


13 posted on 05/15/2011 10:10:29 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dragnet2

I am noticing more economic distress around here lately.


14 posted on 05/15/2011 10:11:12 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mylife
I am noticing more economic distress around here lately.

It's everywhere...

15 posted on 05/15/2011 10:13:13 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Ive seen 3 panhandlers in this town in the past week.
This is the first time I have seen this sort of thing in the 19 years I have been here.

For the past year, I keep getting 40-60 year old men coming around wanting to do yard work.


16 posted on 05/15/2011 10:19:00 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: dragnet2
The very first post has attempted to make this about California!

If it's not about California, it belongs in "chat" under "local news". Didn't you know that?

17 posted on 05/15/2011 10:21:03 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: mylife

“”Ive seen 3 panhandlers in this town in the past week.
This is the first time I have seen this sort of thing in the 19 years I have been here.””

Interesting you should say that.

This occurred just a few days ago.

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Homeless Man Shot 3 in Oak Cliff

DALLAS - Three convenience store workers were shot Wednesday afternoon. Police believe they were victims of homeless man who was angry about money.

According to Sgt. Warren Mitchell, the shooting happened at the King Market in the 2800 block of Ledbetter Drive in Dallas.

A homeless man who goes by the name of Tony apparently does odd jobs at the store. He was angry because he thought the store owed him money, so he came in with a handgun and shot everybody, police said.

Police said two people were taken to the hospital where they later died.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/050411-cops%3A-homeless-man-shot-3-in-oakcliff


18 posted on 05/15/2011 10:23:55 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Sad.


19 posted on 05/15/2011 10:25:51 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

Houston got most of the Katrina refugees. Dallas’ problem is the Mexican gang influx. Mexican middle and upper class folks move here for a strong economy and large Hispanic population; several Mexican immigrant restaurant owners have been kidnapped and killed in several years, though nowhere near as bad as Arizona. One woman was one the news talking about how she came here to get away from Mexican drug gang violence after they kidnapped her husband; she was murdered within a week.
Parkland Hospital in downtown Dallas has more babies registered to illegal alien mothers than almost anywhere else in the state, despite being hundreds of miles from the border. While it may be SOP for Hispanics to say they are not citizens to avoid getting billed, the hospital still has 50%+ of all babies classified that way.


20 posted on 05/15/2011 10:26:10 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: dragnet2

How does it compare to House which is New Orleans West, and Chicago?


21 posted on 05/15/2011 10:29:34 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: dragnet2
You were the *same* individual who said it was not a conservative thing, and basically against forum rules to post news about Texas, which you didn't approve of and would rather not see.

That's your second lie on this thread.

I called you out over a year ago for conducting your absurd little jihad against the state of Texas on someone else's forum, and on their dime.

I never said that it was "against forum rules". It's just ugly, and a sheer waste of precious resources.

22 posted on 05/15/2011 10:30:11 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I called you out over a year ago for conducting your absurd little jihad against the state of Texas

How many times must you be told? These are not my articles, I am not the author so why are you bitching at me? Is it because I posted an article that was *never* previously posted? The fact is, you simply did not want to see this news story. Amazing...

You were the *same* individual who said it was not a conservative thing, and basically against forum rules to post news about Texas, which you didn't approve of and would rather not see.

As I said before, you're a a real piece of work.

23 posted on 05/15/2011 10:39:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mylife

Yes it is...Most people don’t realize how brutally dangerous many homeless people can be.


24 posted on 05/15/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
How many times must you be told? These are not my articles, I am not the author so why are you bitching at me?

You're not only a liar, you're disingenuous to boot. I guess your little posting fingers just have a mind of their own... Give me a break.

The majority of articles you post to Free Republic are either bad news about, or are critical of the state of Texas. This is no accident on your part, and you know it. So do many members of this forum.

I've been here long enough to see other people with weird and destructive obsessions get the zot. You appear to be headed down the same path.

25 posted on 05/15/2011 10:45:34 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
The majority of articles you post to Free Republic are either bad news about, or are critical of the state of Texas.

Wow...Why not complain the moderator and have this article, which have never been posted here, censored!

I can just see you wringing your hands, and jumping up and down because you disapprove of certain new stories.

You should be put in charge of censoring news stories. You'd be a perfect fit! Maybe if you call enough names, or scream loud enough, they'll delete the thread!

Keep trying!

26 posted on 05/15/2011 10:57:12 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

Did the New Orleans Katrina evacuees ever go back or is this the result in Dallas?

Unfortunately, yes. Per capita, I’m sure we’re way ahead of Dallas.


27 posted on 05/15/2011 11:03:04 AM PDT by loucon
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To: Windflier
I've been here long enough to see other people with weird and destructive obsessions get the zot. You appear to be headed down the same path.

Lets see, I've been here about 10 longer than you, and you want me banned because you disapprove of certain news stories, which have never before been posted previously?

Like I said, you're a real piece of work, and if anyone should be thrown out of here on their ass, it should be *YOU*.

28 posted on 05/15/2011 11:03:38 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
...you want me banned because you disapprove of certain news stories, which have never before been posted previously?

I swear, talking to you is like talking to a liberal. You put words in my mouth, and play the innocent victim like the best of them.

You know what you're doing, and I know what you're doing. Stop pretending like you don't know what I'm talking about. You're insulting everyone's intelligence.

Do what you like. I just think it's a waste of Jim Rob's valuable resource, and serves no purpose, but to promote division amongst our group.

29 posted on 05/15/2011 11:09:42 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
I can't belive your allowed to come on here, demanding members, who have been here 10 *years* longer than you, be banned, because you don't like the news stories which have never been posted before.

Just think Windflier, if it were not for me, this news story would have never been posted!!

That has to grate your hide.

LOL!

30 posted on 05/15/2011 11:13:35 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Just try driving down the “Spaghetti Bowl” for a few weeks, and most people would snap.


31 posted on 05/15/2011 11:15:46 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: dragnet2

I also hear that the Mall Cops are giving people speeding tickets for exceeding mall speed limits. Urg. Would drive a fella to do things, you know? Mall cops with that kind of power?


32 posted on 05/15/2011 11:17:48 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: dragnet2

Seriously, until we have safer borders, my first assumption always is ... you guessed it.


33 posted on 05/15/2011 11:18:44 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: dragnet2
I can't belive your allowed to come on here, demanding members, who have been here 10 *years* longer than you, be banned, because you don't like the news stories which have never been posted before.

Well, lookee there. You're still doing it.

Friend, you're a dishonest person. It's really sad that you think you can make such bald-faced claims on this forum, and no one will see through them. As I said, you're insulting our intelligence.

With that, I leave you the last word.

34 posted on 05/15/2011 11:21:13 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
I also hear that the Mall Cops are giving people speeding tickets for exceeding mall speed limits. Urg. Would drive a fella to do things, you know? Mall cops with that kind of power?

Pretty amazing since malls are private property...Of course on the flip side, I've seen collisions so bad in parking lots, it's caused roll overs...no joke.

35 posted on 05/15/2011 11:22:38 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Windflier

Someone do something, he's posting news articles I disapprove of!

I'm gunna start biting my fist!

36 posted on 05/15/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: trumandogz

>Does the body count include the LA Lakers?<

Just like the Celtics, it was a mercy killing. So much for those geezer dynasties. Funny how I;m in L.A. and hate the Fakers.


37 posted on 05/15/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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I live in CA, and have never seen a Lakers game!

I thought the clippers were an illegal alien soccer team. The hedge clippers.

38 posted on 05/15/2011 11:30:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Windflier
I've been here long enough to see other people with weird and destructive obsessions

The cop hater comes to mind.

39 posted on 05/15/2011 11:38:57 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

Actually, those stories regarding civilian paramilitary police tactics, and police corruption, need to be posted, in my opinion.

If the stories are not accurate, one can always refute them.


40 posted on 05/15/2011 11:44:02 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

“Of course on the flip side, I’ve seen collisions so bad in parking lots, it’s caused roll overs...no joke.”

Probably electric cars, right? Or mall cop-mobiles? Naw, I believe you. Big city drivers can get a little nuts.


41 posted on 05/15/2011 11:44:49 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: dragnet2

“The shooter remains on the run.”

Anyone see him?


42 posted on 05/15/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Graybeard58

Also the cop groupies who defend every bad cop.


43 posted on 05/15/2011 11:48:38 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: mrspeelwerneeded

To be honest, I don’t know.


44 posted on 05/15/2011 12:39:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: manic4organic

The illegals are no doubt a big factor.


45 posted on 05/15/2011 12:48:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: mylife
Dallas is a pit, just like most major cities.

Yep.

46 posted on 05/15/2011 1:35:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ozzymandus; dragnet2

When I answered about “cop haters” the topic was about obsessions, not good or bad cops.


47 posted on 05/15/2011 1:41:19 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58

Exposing corruption, threats to liberties, and questionable government actions, was once an honorable thing.


48 posted on 05/15/2011 1:46:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Exposing corruption, threats to liberties, and questionable government actions, was once an honorable thing.

Again, my answer was concerning obsessions. You are on another subject.

49 posted on 05/15/2011 1:50:53 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: Graybeard58
Exposing corruption, threats to liberties, and questionable government actions, was once an honorable thing.

Again, my answer was concerning obsessions. You are on another subject.

No, you feel someone posting articles regarding police over reaching, police/government corruption and questioning police tactics as an obsession and you suggested they must be "cop haters". I see it as an honorable thing.

50 posted on 05/15/2011 2:03:20 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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