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hey

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Mar 16, 2010
i have to come to knoxville for a work meeting, and was wondering if there are any places to avoid in the area? im not looking to be robbed raped or murdered over this meetting. i have been reading alot on how crime is out of control in knoxville, ppl say its bad.

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#2 Mar 16, 2010
hey wrote:
i have to come to knoxville for a work meeting, and was wondering if there are any places to avoid in the area? im not looking to be robbed raped or murdered over this meetting. i have been reading alot on how crime is out of control in knoxville, ppl say its bad.
Sounds like you already know if you have talked to ppl. I assume these are ppl you know, so why would you trust the word of strangers over ppl you already asked that you know?
hey

Elizabethtown, KY

#3 Mar 16, 2010
Well actually the "ppl" i was refering to were the ppl who were interviewd in the articles i read. I just thought maybe som of you who live, work or travel in that area could give me a heads up on bad areas, and if i need to bring my firearm or not.
Earl Keese

Brentwood, TN

#4 Mar 16, 2010
hey wrote:
i have to come to knoxville for a work meeting, and was wondering if there are any places to avoid in the area?
avoid ???

crosspark drive when it rains.
magnolia ave. on senior citizens night.
barley's tap room on rainy friday nights.
and the ghey biker boy tea room on central ave.
open manhole covers.
everywhere in dandridge if you kosher.
any area lake if you're from ohio.

the list of places to avoid is lengthy, it all depends on the "ppl" you talk to.

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#5 Mar 16, 2010
hey wrote:
Well actually the "ppl" i was refering to were the ppl who were interviewd in the articles i read. I just thought maybe som of you who live, work or travel in that area could give me a heads up on bad areas, and if i need to bring my firearm or not.
Look, we tend to have a little fun with people that ask questions. I'll tell 'ya the best I know, but I'll also tell 'ya don't expect really god info from strangers on the internet.

Don't be out alone late at night in any city in the world, period. If you plan to do that, carry a weapon. If you are with several people at night, you're ok in most places. I'd avoid the East side of town close to downtown at night. If it looks like a housing project, don't go there.

Knoxville is as safe as any city its size. It also has the same dangers as any city its size.
Copperhead

Smyrna, TN

#6 Mar 16, 2010
hey wrote:
Well actually the "ppl" i was refering to were the ppl who were interviewd in the articles i read. I just thought maybe som of you who live, work or travel in that area could give me a heads up on bad areas, and if i need to bring my firearm or not.
This is a great place to live..I was born here 55 years ago and it's still cool......Get a plce in South-Knox County or closer to Sevierville.Don't believe what Ye read all tha time...GOOD LUCK!

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#7 Mar 16, 2010
Copperhead wrote:
<quoted text>This is a great place to live..I was born here 55 years ago and it's still cool......Get a plce in South-Knox County or closer to Sevierville.Don't believe what Ye read all tha time...GOOD LUCK!
Best not to wander back in the woods if ye see smoke, though. A feller could get "reprimanded". How are ya CH?

“Wazzzupppp?!?!?”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#8 Mar 16, 2010
Ditto. Knoxville is no different than any other city - use common sense and you'll be fine.
Minuteman wrote:
<quoted text>Look, we tend to have a little fun with people that ask questions. I'll tell 'ya the best I know, but I'll also tell 'ya don't expect really god info from strangers on the internet.
Don't be out alone late at night in any city in the world, period. If you plan to do that, carry a weapon. If you are with several people at night, you're ok in most places. I'd avoid the East side of town close to downtown at night. If it looks like a housing project, don't go there.
Knoxville is as safe as any city its size. It also has the same dangers as any city its size.

“Wazzzupppp?!?!?”

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#9 Mar 16, 2010
Come on boys - play nice. You'll scare the poor guy! LOL! Later...
Copperhead

Smyrna, TN

#10 Mar 16, 2010
Minuteman wrote:
<quoted text>Best not to wander back in the woods if ye see smoke, though. A feller could get "reprimanded". How are ya CH?
All cool on tha river me friend..........all cool.

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#11 Mar 16, 2010
Earl Keese wrote:
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avoid ???
crosspark drive when it rains.
magnolia ave. on senior citizens night.
barley's tap room on rainy friday nights.
and the ghey biker boy tea room on central ave.
open manhole covers.
everywhere in dandridge if you kosher.
any area lake if you're from ohio.
the list of places to avoid is lengthy, it all depends on the "ppl" you talk to.
Hey now...what is up with the oHio remark? We have a lake or two up that way. Real big one...real real deep. Huge even...
NightSerf

Strawberry Plains, TN

#12 Mar 16, 2010
As in most places, the statistics don't tell the whole story. Most of the murder victims, for instance, live here and are killed where they live. Domestic violence and arguments with acquaintances accounts for some, and the drug trade the drug trade and other criminal activities account for most of the rest. The only death of a visitor from out of town that I can remember off the top of my head is the man killed in the Hooter's shooting last year.

The same is true of most other crime. Unless you actually go looking for trouble, you will be quite safe when you come for your meeting.

Check out this map... http://web.knoxnews.com/map/crimemap/knoxvill...

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#13 Mar 17, 2010
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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Hey now...what is up with the oHio remark? We have a lake or two up that way. Real big one...real real deep. Huge even...
He's talking about the unusually high number of Ohio visitors that seem to die by drowning or boating accidents on our local lakes. Recently, last summer I think, someone wanted to see what it was like jumping from a boat at speed. Didn't live to tell about it.
Earl Keese

Brentwood, TN

#14 Mar 17, 2010
DC tells it like it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey now...what is up with the oHio remark? We have a lake or two up that way. Real big one...real real deep. Huge even...
remember two years ago, the numbnuts from ohio who jumped off the back of a moving pontoon boat on norris lake ???
Earl Keese

Brentwood, TN

#15 Mar 17, 2010
Minuteman wrote:
<quoted text>He's talking about the unusually high number of Ohio visitors that seem to die by drowning or boating accidents on our local lakes. Recently, last summer I think, someone wanted to see what it was like jumping from a boat at speed. Didn't live to tell about it.
exactly.
an amazing amount of Ohioans.........

“My Bad! Just hold me. ”

Since: Aug 07

Orion's Belt

#16 Mar 17, 2010
Earl Keese wrote:
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remember two years ago, the numbnuts from ohio who jumped off the back of a moving pontoon boat on norris lake ???
Well yeah....
Minuteman wrote:
<quoted text>He's talking about the unusually high number of Ohio visitors that seem to die by drowning or boating accidents on our local lakes. Recently, last summer I think, someone wanted to see what it was like jumping from a boat at speed. Didn't live to tell about it.
Ya know....I've seen them thar Ohio folk do dumb human tricks while growing up there. And to think...they have such a huge lake to practice in.

The thing about Knoxville I've found to be totally unsafe ...is the driving. If you are from out of town...you might not make it out of Knoxville.

Had a hell of a time learning how y'all drive. Came here from west Texas. The roads here are like driveways. Was some spooky driving. Now that I have it down..due to decades...can honestly say...we know how to drive here compared to other states.

As far as water down this way goes...I stay away from it...Is a monster under those waves. Will grab you ....take you under and 'maybe' spit you back up in a week or so.

Bad bad juju!

Since: Mar 09

Sequatchie, TN

#17 Mar 17, 2010
hey wrote:
i have to come to knoxville for a work meeting, and was wondering if there are any places to avoid in the area? im not looking to be robbed raped or murdered over this meetting. i have been reading alot on how crime is out of control in knoxville, ppl say its bad.
Knoxville has a lot of great things to do and places to see. All you really need to do is to use some common sense, as you would anywhere. Stick to places that are popular and well lighted. Don't go wandering out alone at night. Most of all, don't drive on any road named after Martin Luther King at night (this appies to any city). Seriously, just use your head.
Earl Keese

Brentwood, TN

#18 Mar 17, 2010
realistically.......
Knoxville is a helluva lot safer than most other cities I've lived in.

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#19 Mar 17, 2010
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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Well yeah....
<quoted text>
Ya know....I've seen them thar Ohio folk do dumb human tricks while growing up there. And to think...they have such a huge lake to practice in.
The thing about Knoxville I've found to be totally unsafe ...is the driving. If you are from out of town...you might not make it out of Knoxville.
Had a hell of a time learning how y'all drive. Came here from west Texas. The roads here are like driveways. Was some spooky driving. Now that I have it down..due to decades...can honestly say...we know how to drive here compared to other states.
As far as water down this way goes...I stay away from it...Is a monster under those waves. Will grab you ....take you under and 'maybe' spit you back up in a week or so.
Bad bad juju!
I have to agree on the driving. Reference the guy that ran across the rock slide without seeing it. You see some scary moves, for sure. I guess you see some of that everywhere, but we do seem to have more than our share. I'll have to say, though, Boston takes the all time award for dangerous driving. Given the choice between driving in Boston or the death road in Bolivia, it could be a close call.
NMW4I

Knoxville, TN

#20 Mar 17, 2010
Earl Keese wrote:
realistically.......
Knoxville is a helluva lot safer than most other cities I've lived in.
I guess it's safe until you threaten someone who will actually show up to allow you to make good on you ill-conceived and juvenile threats, right Earl?

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