Originally Posted by secret_agent_man
The situation in urban America is becoming grim. It's becoming more and more like a combat environment.
The violent crime rate in America as a whole and in almost all localities has been on the decline for YEARS, probably decades.
Comparing American cities to combat zones is ludicrous.
Even in places with higher than average violence the majority is criminal on criminal and very often drug or gang related.
Obviously, things happen, but "becoming grim" and "combat zone" is beyond exaggeration.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.