Wednesday, October 15, 2008

5:10 am Downtown LA

5:10 am

*BAM BAM BAM BAM ....... BAM*


For the first time since Ive been in LA, I heard gunshots this morning, the characteristic loud-hammer-on-plywood sound of 9mm gunfire. The first 4 in quick succession, and then another.

There were no sirens afterward, and no mention of it on the news, so who knows what happened.
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Living in San Francisco and other cities, I heard far more gunfire than I have here in Los Angeles in the few months Ive been here. Of course, Im not in the right part of LA, but even so - it seems the gunplay I am so used to in other cities doesnt occur as often as potrayed in the media.

Based on what Ive seen so far, either theyve got a decent handle on crime or things may be overblown.

Heh, watch some idjit prove me wrong.

1 comment:

Austin said...

Gotta do it :)

Violent crime rate in LA over 1,000 per 100,000 people, while it's about 750 in SF and 670 in NY.

I'd guess it's a combination of what area of the cities you live in, as well as the overall decrease in violent crime for the whole country since the early 90s.