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They Went Looking For D.C.’s ‘Sketchy’ Neighborhoods. Guess What Happened Next.
The Blaze ^ | 8/11/2014 | Zach Noble

Posted on 08/11/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT by RightGeek

A WUSA-TV news van was burglarized in Washington, D.C., Friday while the news crew was interviewing locals nearby, the station reported.

The robbery happened as they were reporting about a “sketchy neighborhood” app.

The crew said they had locked their van in D.C.’s Petworth neighborhood, but someone popped the lock and absconded with “the gear of photojournalist James Hash, the backpack of reporter Mola Lenghi, and the purse of intern Taylor Bisciotti.”

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(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: app; dc; sketchy
I guess that SketchFactor app works pretty good.
1 posted on 08/11/2014 6:48:07 PM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Unexpected.


2 posted on 08/11/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: RightGeek

I guess they found a sketchy neighborhood.


3 posted on 08/11/2014 6:51:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: RightGeek

“Take the gear. Leave the Biscotti.”


4 posted on 08/11/2014 6:52:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: RightGeek; MeshugeMikey; Jane Long; BuckeyeTexan; All

A you-just-can’t-write-this-stuff PING.


5 posted on 08/11/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL


6 posted on 08/11/2014 6:53:56 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: RightGeek
Then the reporters did a story on how oppressive this country is and explained that this is the result. We need to help pay these people more money.
7 posted on 08/11/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: RightGeek

Actually I just downloaded the app and it’s pretty bad. Just lots of jokes like cemetery is marked dangerous because of scary skeletons or a retail store with discounts so great it’s down right scary!


8 posted on 08/11/2014 6:58:42 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: RightGeek

I am guessing it’s a neighborhood overrun by Amish.


9 posted on 08/11/2014 7:01:40 PM PDT by boycott
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To: RightGeek

and the lesson these libtards learned is that somehow it’s all republicans’ fault.


10 posted on 08/11/2014 7:01:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Petworth is one of those DC ‘hoods that IS gentrifying, but isn’t yet gentrified. Still lots of crime there. Good luck to the urban pioneers who’ve moved there. A 20-something friend of my kids moved there last year; moved out this year.


11 posted on 08/11/2014 7:02:17 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: RightGeek
The funny part is that, while Petworth is somewhat sketchy, it is hardly the sketchiest part of DC.

Trinidad comes to mind pretty quickly. Congress Heights. There's a whole lot of places that beat the crap out of Petworth on the sketchiness scale.

12 posted on 08/11/2014 7:04:40 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: RightGeek

I’ve driven through Petworth a few times along Georgia Ave. NW, which goes right through it. It would seem foolish to park a news van—which would obviously be full of valuable equipment—there at night.


13 posted on 08/11/2014 7:05:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ClearCase_guy

Lol!


14 posted on 08/11/2014 7:09:35 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: RightGeek

On the other hand, one of the least sketchy parts of DC is around the 2000 block of S. St. NW in Georgetown. A number of diplomats from foreign countries live in the neighborhood, so it is watched by Homeland Security as well as the DC cops.


15 posted on 08/11/2014 7:10:07 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: ClearCase_guy

They’re lucky they still have the van.


16 posted on 08/11/2014 7:10:23 PM PDT by RossA
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To: RightGeek

Reality bit their bias in the ass.


17 posted on 08/11/2014 7:10:47 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: RightGeek
All you have to know in any city is the location of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, and don't go anywhere near it.
18 posted on 08/11/2014 7:14:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’ve driven through Petworth on my way to my favorite southern / soul food diner - the Florida Avenue Grill.

As others have pointed out, Petworth has been gentrifying over the last 10 years. Young left-leaning yuppies out to prove their diversity bona fides.


19 posted on 08/11/2014 7:15:53 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: RightGeek

The very first purpose mentioned for SketchFactor is racial profiling. It apparently did a good job, but seemed only to reinforce it.


20 posted on 08/11/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT by Insigne123 (It is the soldier, not the community organizer, who gives us freedom of the press)
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To: RightGeek

The sketchiest spot in D.C. right now is 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Since the current occupant moved in the neighborhood has gone to the dogs. Along with the rest of our country.


21 posted on 08/11/2014 7:18:04 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: RightGeek
guess they don't understand the premise of the app, it's to show what area to stay AWAY FROM... not go to
22 posted on 08/11/2014 7:19:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RightGeek
Deja vu.


23 posted on 08/11/2014 7:21:43 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: RightGeek

Well, gosh, I don’t know “what happened next” unless I fall for the Blaze “clickbait to make moolah and internet rankings”.


24 posted on 08/11/2014 7:25:36 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screet TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: PGR88

On my next visit to DC, I definitely want to eat at the Florida Avenue Grill, as well as Ben’s Chile Bowl on U Street NW.


25 posted on 08/11/2014 7:29:37 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: markomalley

Don’t look now but Trinidad is gentrifying too. Yea, verily, ‘n pretty fast. Capitol Hill has gotten pricey. H has turned into a happening street. The area between H and Florida/Gallaudet is hot. Trinidad is the next scootch north and it’s getting the spillover. I have two coworkers in Trinidad — 30’ish, white, female, single, and they love the neighborhood. Obviously still a work in progress, but the demographics are shifting with every sale.


26 posted on 08/11/2014 7:29:37 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: markomalley
"Trinidad comes to mind pretty quickly. Congress Heights. There's a whole lot of places that beat the crap out of Petworth on the sketchiness scale."

The worst is Capitol Hill. In the other neighborhoods, you may get robbed, carjacked, have your wallet picked or even be killed.

On Capitol Hill they will bleed out the entire substance of your being and steal your soul.

27 posted on 08/11/2014 7:30:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Excellent!


28 posted on 08/11/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Graewoulf

I only wish I had a smart phone so I could take advantage of the app..
Im betting nothing’s available for my desktop computer


29 posted on 08/11/2014 7:40:10 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: boycott

“I am guessing it’s a neighborhood overrun by Amish.”

With that totally asinine comment, I say boycott all things Alabama and especially all things crimson (bloody) tide.

If you can’t call a certain minority what ever they are (call a spade a spade, please), don’t call it. I have many Amish friends, and they would run circles around the likes of you.


30 posted on 08/11/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: UCANSEE2

Sheeee...This ain’t even mah neighbohooood!


31 posted on 08/11/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT by Phillyred
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Lighten up Francis,

We know the Amish are good peace loving people. This very same Amish joke (which is sarcasm) is used over and over on this site so get over it.


32 posted on 08/11/2014 8:12:43 PM PDT by boycott
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To: RightGeek

The whole District is sketchy. It’s just a matter of what kind of sketchiness.


33 posted on 08/11/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT by RichInOC ("I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.")
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To: RightGeek

Some folks just gotta go lift up the tiger’s lip to see if there really are sharp things in there.


34 posted on 08/11/2014 8:30:22 PM PDT by lurk
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To: UCANSEE2

You couldn’t put that scene in a movie nowadays, no matter how funny it was, even with the idiotic white family playing the foil.

One of the worst crimes of PC is ruining good comedy.


35 posted on 08/11/2014 9:36:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Time to watch Blazing Saddles again.


36 posted on 08/11/2014 10:06:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: sphinx
Don’t look now but Trinidad is gentrifying too.

You're talking about the same Trinidad where the cops used to check IDs of people going in because the drug trafficking was so rampant?

Wow. Things change.

Next thing you know, they'll have a white mayor in DC.

37 posted on 08/12/2014 1:21:14 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

The same. I moved onto Capitol Hill over 30 years ago when people thought it was a reckless decision. I’ve had my share of urban adventures, but the Hill is a now-widely known gentrification success story. If you look closely at a map, you will see that greater Capitol Hill is essentially an island, with the river to the south and east, the New York Avenue/railroad corridor to the north, and the well-guarded Capitol complex and Mall sealing the “open” western boundary. From Union Station to the Anacostia, there are only two places to cross the railroad; the northern boundary might as well be another river. I’ve argued for years that the Hill, expanded, would gentrify out to those borders. This is now well underway. It’s too close in not to, given the traffic congestion in the burbs. Even Ivy City has new construction. As Trinidad flips, Ivy City can’t be far behind. Rosedale is flipping. The pocket up behind Spingarn and the Langston Golf Course (next to the Arboretum), as far as I know, isn’t gentrifying yet, but given its location, it’s only a matter of time.


38 posted on 08/12/2014 6:49:20 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: RightGeek
It's a wonder anyone was allowed to report what happened.
Reminds me of a story. When I was a young cop working in Bedford-Stuyvesant a wild and crime ridden part of Brooklyn, a “social researcher” came into our station-house asking for an escort and security detail while he interviewed people living in the area. The desk Lieutenant told him to get lost. An hour later the boss called us in to “escort” him to the railroad station and “Put him on the train; he doesn't have any money now and don't leave until the train leaves with him on it!”

It seems this fool had gone into enemy territory anyway and when he was beaten and robbed he ran into an apartment building banged on a door and begged for help. He was then dragged inside beaten again and robbed of his watch which was missed by the first robbers. We never saw him again.

39 posted on 08/12/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

LOL. It’s tough when preconceptions meet reality.


40 posted on 08/12/2014 8:47:12 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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