gordonm888
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August 23rd, 2017 at 7:24:09 AM permalink
There are predatory people in the world who commit violence and/or steal and/or con money from other people who are inexperienced (or innocent, or naive or gullible). By "inexperienced", I mean inexperienced with predators.

An area that is filled with such predators is unsafe, IMO.

It sounds like areas of AC are unsafe, just as areas of NYC (where I grew up) are unsafe.
Ibeatyouraces
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August 23rd, 2017 at 7:26:02 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

There are predatory people in the world who commit violence and/or steal and/or con money from other people who are inexperienced (or innocent, or naive or gullible).


Those people are called the U.S. Government.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
gordonm888
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August 23rd, 2017 at 7:26:52 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Those people are called the U.S. Government.



There is wisdom in that.
mcallister3200
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August 23rd, 2017 at 7:40:49 AM permalink
Those people are also called casino operators. Mind your P's and Q's folks.
TumblingBones
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August 23rd, 2017 at 10:24:03 AM permalink
Getting back to the OP's original question (as opposed to the relative evil of casino operators vs the Federal govt)...
Quote: gamerfreak

Part of the reason I ask, is that I can't ever get anyone my age (mid-20s) to go to AC. I think the reason is mostly because none of them want to gamble, but someone mentioned the other day they thought AC was a really bad area.


My daughter (also a mid-20s millennial) was in AC a couple of weeks ago for the One Republic concert at the Borgota. Only one of her friends was interested in going with her despite the fact that she had access to several comped tickets. Partially this was due to the concert being on a Sunday night and people needed to be at work Monday AM but a big part is that other then her, none of her friends gamble. None of her friends have ever expressed concerns over safety as a reason for not going to AC.

As to my wife and I, our concerns over our daughter's safety when she's in AC without us isn't any greater than if she was in Philadelphia, NY, New Orleans, or any other US city. We're always worried to a degree (she's our daughter) but we know she's with friends and that she sticks to the casinos in the Marina district. Any time spent in the Boardwalk area or places like Wingcraft or Tuns is during daylight hours.

Quote: gamerfreak

The only negative interactions I've had have been with craps players, but that's par for the course.


And here I thought you were a nice guy.
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dave12038457
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August 23rd, 2017 at 12:08:42 PM permalink
First and foremost A.C. has a lot of residents who live in poverty. Poverty breeds crime.
If one simply stays in touristy places you will be fine.
If one goes down a dark alley in search of drugs or a street walker you run far greater risks. You are associating with the criminal class.
When the boardwalk is deserted say late at night or in the winter, you won't find me on it.
The sight of a lone person walking between casinos could prove tempting to the nefarious types.
Things do happen to inoccent people in A.C.
They get robbed, pickpocketed, phone stolen etc.
Criminals need a certain amount of privacy to ply their craft. By staying away from isolated places you deny them of this privacy. Criminals are predators scanning for opportunities and vulnerabilites.He may size up dozens before choosing his target. He may ask you the time or for a cigarette or a dollar. They want to take a quick measure of you as a person. The one thing these guys often have are instincts. Who looks scared or drunk. Who looks strong and confident.
If you don't want the attention of sharks, don't go in the water and look and act like a seal.....
RossH
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August 23rd, 2017 at 1:21:40 PM permalink
Quote: dave12038457

First and foremost A.C. has a lot of residents who live in poverty. Poverty breeds crime.
If one simply stays in touristy places you will be fine.
If one goes down a dark alley in search of drugs or a street walker you run far greater risks. You are associating with the criminal class.
When the boardwalk is deserted say late at night or in the winter, you won't find me on it.
The sight of a lone person walking between casinos could prove tempting to the nefarious types.
Things do happen to inoccent people in A.C.
They get robbed, pickpocketed, phone stolen etc.
Criminals need a certain amount of privacy to ply their craft. By staying away from isolated places you deny them of this privacy. Criminals are predators scanning for opportunities and vulnerabilites.He may size up dozens before choosing his target. He may ask you the time or for a cigarette or a dollar. They want to take a quick measure of you as a person. The one thing these guys often have are instincts. Who looks scared or drunk. Who looks strong and confident.
If you don't want the attention of sharks, don't go in the water and look and act like a seal.....



Well said
gamerfreak
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August 23rd, 2017 at 1:49:06 PM permalink
Quote: TumblingBones

And here I thought you were a nice guy.


You know the type. Short, bald, fat, sweaty guys wearing oversized sports jersey's, red in the face and ready to pop off because they're trying to win their rent money back.
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August 23rd, 2017 at 1:49:42 PM permalink
People who live in nyc say they are scared of earthquakes wen going to california

People who live in california say they are scared of getting mugged or worse when going to nyc

Truth is while both can occur no one living in the immediate areas obsess about it. Earthquakes and nyc crime happen infrequently enough the residents live normal lives

Here we hav a lot of people from outside ac imagining all the crime that goes on. Im sure the ac residents are laughing at this thread
sixsisters
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August 23rd, 2017 at 1:51:19 PM permalink
Just curious. Would you say your daughter has any street smarts? Would she think to run to traffic and hope somebody stops ?
Does she at least carry mace in her purse ? Know where and how to park?
Not trying to be rude, but some girls have no idea how to avoid danger.

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