Atlantic City. A bad crime ridden place?

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  1. A.Stabelli One Man Reign of Terror.

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    I think Atlantic City is a haven for crime. I'm terrified to go on Saturday. My parents are making me go to see a show and spend the night. I just don't wanna get shot or mugged.
     
  2. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Stay out of any place called Crime Alley. I hear that's a bad area.
     
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    Eh, spent a New Year's Eve and a Metallica festival there last year, no problems. just stay alert and keep to yourself.
     
  5. The Apocalypse Registered

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    I've been there three times and never once had a problem. Stick to the populated area of it.
     
  6. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Yeah, there's lots of mob hits too. My Atlantic City associates told me there's a contract out on an A. Stab---- oh my god! It's you!! Run!!
     
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  8. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    Any city has its good and bad parts, Atlanta is absolutely terrible though, almost as bad as Detroit. I'd say just stick in a large group, stay on/around the boardwalk and you'll be fine.
     
  9. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    I was making a Batman joke :(
     
  10. Godzilla2000 Dollar Store Diva

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    It's in Jersey...that doesn't surprise me at all.
     
  11. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    There's a lot more to New Jersey than the Shore. Believe me.
     
  12. bullets bang bang

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    That figures. I must of been really tired last night. Doesn't mean I can't warn people about the dangers of Atlanta though.haha.
     
  13. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Absolute rule of thumb when at night in any city; look like you belong there. Hell, if you are really suspicious about the city, try to look suspicious yourself (hood up and hands in pocket, etc.). No thug is trying to pull a weapon on somebody that also looks like they have a piece on them.
     
  14. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    I'm kinda surprised Atlanta has a boardwalk too. I have to say, Atlantic City is a bit seedy, but from what I've heard on the news and from friends Atlanta is much more dangerous. Haven't been there though.

    What do you guys think is the most dangerous city in the USA? Detroit, Compton and Gary, Indiana all have to be in the running.

    Flint, Michigan and parts of New Orleans are also supposed to be pretty bad.
     
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  15. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I go to Atlantic City yearly.

    They have pretty much redeveloped a lot of it. Got rid of a lot of undesirable elements and put up homes.

    You can walk on the boardwalk from the Tropicana all the way to Taj Mahal with ease at night.

    Between the Casinos and the Convention Center they have Outlet Shopping.

    I mean girls have their Bachelorette Party there. :huh:

    I'm sure if you hold your parents hands, you'll be safe.
     
  16. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Take your jetpack to avoid sharks and lawnmowers.


    Whoops..I thought this was a braincrusher thread! :o
     
  17. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    That's what Bruce Wayne thought. :o
     
  18. Spider-Who? ERMERGERD!

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    I lived in AC for a while. I absolutely hated it, though I never had any crime related trouble. If you're going to a show and staying the night, I assume its at a casino? Aside from the occasional guy asking if you want drugs or woman asking if you want to have some fun, you'll be surrounded by tourists and police/casino guards.
     
  19. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Bruce should have sat through the whole show and his parents shouldn't have left through a back entrance.
     
  20. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Thomas Wayne, what a dumbass. How the hell are you going to go out through the back in a hellhole like Gotham?

    :o
     
  21. James Built from Lego

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    The bold parts are the two best pieces of advice in this thread yet. Atlantic city, like any other city on the planet, will have good areas and more seedy areas. If you find yourself in a seedy area, do as Warhammer said and look like you belong. Just be casual. Don't wander off some place you don't know by yourself.

    Myself and a couple of friends once accidentally ended up in one of the less desirable areas of Los Angeles. We were out of our comfort zone and everyone knew it, a group of young men even began laughing at us. One of my friends was in a suit, which didn't help. But, none of that would have mattered in the slightest if my two pals had quit their panicking and just acted normal. One of them even said (out loud no less) "We could be killed here." I had just spent three weeks wandering around Moscow, which frankly was a lot more intimidating than anywhere I've been in the States, and not once did I have a problem.

    Just blend in and don't worry about it, reputations have a way of getting blown out proportion. You'll be fine.
     
  22. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Wow. Your friend said that out loud? Your friend sounds like a complete wuss. I would use a stronger word there if I could, because that's pretty frail. I've been to Mexico City, Manila, Nairobi and a few other hairy locales and as long as you're not a panicky idiot like your friend and keep your wits about you, you should be okay.
     
  23. James Built from Lego

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    I completely agree. They were both total wuss' and the other word you're thinking of. That quote was the worst of it, but pretty much from the moment we realized where we were, they began to freak out. I told them to keep calm, shut up, etc, but never having been outside of California (they both grew up a couple hours drive from L.A) their sheltered brains just went into idiot mode. And the area wasn't that bad, they were flipping out over the reputation, not anything they'd actually seen first hand.

    Heck, I've lived in Vancouver for the last two and a bit years and it's probably one of the safest places I've ever been. However, there are still areas less desirable to go than others. One guy I know got "mugged" in an area that's not even all that bad -some fellow wandered up to him a train station (a very public place) and told the guy to give him money. He didn't have any, so they went to an ATM. Now not only did the "mugger" not have a weapon, there were people all over the show. Point being, the guy handing his money over wasn't "mugged" (I use the term as loosely as possible) because it was a dangerous area, it was because his body language and general attitude scream "Hey guys! I'd make a great victim! Come on down and take advantage!" to everyone around.

    The majority of how much trouble you attract has much less to do with where you are than how you present yourself.
     
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    Dangerous? Yes. But nothing like East St. Louis.
     

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