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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A



    Quote Originally Posted by alien bird View Post
    You have to be a special kind of idiot to try and pull a stunt like that.
    He wasn't the only one. TV coverage found TWO Steelers fans during the parade.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Here's the article ....

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/0...he-super-bowl/

    I don't think it matters that it was in Upper Fells. It's still shameful.

    And I'm not buying the police spin on this stabbing. This city has a long, sordid history of juking the stats. Look at the location of the stabbing. It's ON the route and right at the time of the parade.


    The location of the stabbing was not on the route. It was 3 blocks off the route, was closer to Lexington Market than to the parade, and it occurred after the stadium ceremony, over an hour after the parade passed. Sadly, a multiple stabbing in that area is almost just another weekday. With that said, the portion of the parade I was on had a pretty rough crowd, the parade was about 3x larger than the city anticipated, and the cops I saw looked scared. It wouldn't surprise me if parade caused hostile gangs to come into contact with each other outside their respective territories, and I suspect that's what happened with that stabbing. That usually happens on Mothers Day, New Years, 4th of July, etc., and there's usually an incident.

    As for the Super Bowl night incidents, one smashed up car in Federal Hill, and one looted 7/11 in Upper Fells... I was actually impressed by how calm the city remained. Those incidents were nothing compared to what happened in San Francisco after their World Series win, or the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot. As a city usually considered out of control and violent, compared to those two beacon on civilization cities, Baltimore was pretty well behaved. On a scale of 1 to 10 of post championship victory behavior, with 1 being perfectly civilized, and a 10 being lawless riotous pandemonium, I'd give Baltimore post Super Bowl reaction a 2.5.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    I was in Section 123 and I saw the back end of this whole situation go down. It was unreal, but no one had any idea what was going on. I did see a couple dudes lay hands on a larger woman, which, I thought if that continued a bunch of folks would have stepped in. The state troopers couldn't get up there because so many people were in the way. This happened JUST as the Ravens got there so I wasn't missing the on field action due to something out of my control, but, this definitely happened. Not quite sure if that is how it all went down, but, there were people in the aisles the entire time. The cops tried to keep them clear, but they'd just get filled up as soon as they turned their backs.

    Truly sad if that is all how it went down, though.




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    Given what could have happened with that many people...all-in-all, I say Baltimore did fine.

    The reports of vandalism and looting is regrettable...but that happens EVERYWHERE...I think with today's social media, we just hear about it more now. And it has been MUCH WORSE in other cities. See, Vancouver.

    The only qualification I make is if we find out that the stabbing victims were Ravens fans that had come down for the parade. That would surely put a different spin on the celebration.

    If they were local residents...then sadly, it is just another inner-city crime incident that would have warranted nary a mention on any other day.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by Purpleguy View Post
    A 7/11 in Fells Point was looted Sunday Night.
    Since when did Baltimore need a special event for that to happen?




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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by saintmatthew View Post
    Since when did Baltimore need a special event for that to happen?
    Exactly...

    Regrettable? Sure, but not nearly as bad as has happened in other cities: http://youtu.be/3jwX3ZqA-qE




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    My bad on the location and not reading the article in full.

    Not sure that gentrification will ever work in Baltimore since the population is on a steady decrease for almost a decade now. I guess that debate is better suited for another forum though.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Sheesh. I was in 109 and it was great.

    It sounds like the event was woefully understaffed; next time they'll know better. Like others, I'm just glad it wasn't worse.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenous1 View Post
    Every city has its idiots and plenty of them. Baltimore is no exception. There are people who will use situations to their advantage to steal, act violent and other nefarious activities. Its a universal truth. In this respect we are no better or worse than any other city or country. People are predictable and predators are even more predictable. That said you cannot allow that element to prevent people from celebrating or having some fun. These times in our lives were we can celebrate, lose our worries a little bit and just feel happy in general come far to apart to let predators ruin them for us. Feel bad that the family in the OP had their celebration ruined. I just hope it does not deter them from trying to enjoy themselves next time


    All things considered, I'd say the amount of stories of crime/violence is minor compared to other stories. Still not acceptable but minor in comparison.
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by Random Thoughts View Post
    Bad neighborhoods have always been there... Shit, there are blocks full of strip joints and sleazy bars not far from the Inner Harbor (I believe that that area is a part of downtown).

    With the gentrification going on, Baltimore will definitely change. It is like DC.
    The hustler club and all of those places are only a block or two away.
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  11. #41

    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Doesn't sound like much, two incidents, a million people......
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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Especially in Baltimore where 3 blocks is the difference between Somalia and a tourist trap.
    That's great...and true.




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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    Not shocking in the least. A free event and an event of this magnitude will always draw that type of person. Combine that with Bisciotti's ridiculous 30k people estimate, and you get things like this happening. Preparing for 30k and having 200k+ show up, the city, police, and team, were not ready for the actual turnout.




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    Re: Apparently shocking incident in the sections near Gate A

    City has turned into such a dump.




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    Houston,

    I am sure that gentrification will work in Baltimore... it might be a few years to a generation away, but it is not impossible... .Already, the property in the city is getting expensive...

    Baltimore reminds me a bit of DC.... DC (especially on the H street in the northeast neighborhood) completely transformed itself than it did a few years ago... A few years ago, you wouldnt dare to walk at night... but now, it is laughable to think that the area was once a "no no".

    I am curious to see if there has been substantial business growth in the Baltimore...

    I also read somewhere that many Baltimore natives are starting to move to Columbia... to be honest, I can see a difference in that now than it was a few years ago... I guess gentrification is happening in Baltimore.... but a total transformation certainly will take a while.




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