• high crime areas

    From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MOONDOG on Tue Mar 28 17:52:00 2023
    I remember fussing in one of the echos about that last one only to be that Google Maps had turned off their "don't route through bad areas" because people complained it was not "politically correct" to do so.

    When did it become "politically incorrect" to steer clear of danger? '-)

    If an area is considered high crime or a place where people from outside the area are prey for the local gangs, that is a good enough explanation without going into the socio-economic or other conjecture based on race or culture. If there is a riot zone in my path, I don't care who it is or what they stand for. Chances are they have their opponents gathering on their borders and the entire area is a hot zone.

    I think that Hustler and I are in agreement with you and do not understand
    why Google Maps no longer helps people avoid high-crime areas.


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  • From hollowone@VERT/BEERS20 to Dumas Walker on Wed Mar 29 03:31:00 2023
    I think that Hustler and I are in agreement with you and do not
    understand why Google Maps no longer helps people avoid high-crime areas.

    Just checked Seattle as example, but is not this kind of map and service usable to address your question: https://crimegrade.org/safest-places-in-seattle-wa-metro/

    -h1

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Dumas Walker on Wed Mar 29 06:56:00 2023
    Dumas Walker wrote to MOONDOG <=-

    I think that Hustler and I are in agreement with you and do not
    understand why Google Maps no longer helps people avoid high-crime
    areas.

    It's not enough nowadays to have good intentions if an indication of
    racism can be claimed. Most people don't read beyond the headline any
    more, and so making a claim is sufficient proof for the unread.




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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to HOLLOWONE on Thu Mar 30 08:03:00 2023
    I think that Hustler and I are in agreement with you and do not understand why Google Maps no longer helps people avoid high-crime
    reas.

    Just checked Seattle as example, but is not this kind of map and service
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    to address your question:
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    Certainly. But if you are in a car and trying to get directions back to
    your hotel, for example, you are depending on services like google not to
    steer you through bad areas but they do now.

    The ironic thing is that, in the particular case I am thinking of, not only
    did it take me through a bad area, it took me out of my way to get there.
    I later figured out I could have taken a left sooner and had a
    straight-shot back to where I wanted to go. That would have also taken me through a business and commercial area rather than a residential one.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Thu Mar 30 08:06:00 2023
    I think that Hustler and I are in agreement with you and do not understand why Google Maps no longer helps people avoid high-crime areas.

    It's not enough nowadays to have good intentions if an indication of
    racism can be claimed. Most people don't read beyond the headline any
    more, and so making a claim is sufficient proof for the unread.

    Indeed. In this case, I doubt I would have made a headline unless
    something bad happened while I was being taken through a rough area. I
    could not even tell you for sure what the racial makeup of that area was.

    Ironically, if you were to ask me what one area of my town to avoid, it
    would be an area that is very white. It is also ok during the daytime, at least as long as you stay on the main drag. I'd only go there at night if
    I was looking to get into a bar fight or to score drugs.


    * SLMR 2.1a * Kill them all! .... Let God sort them out.

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