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(WUSA9)   TV News Crew tries out the new App that tells you where the "Sketchy" neighborhoods in DC are. What do you think happened to the crew when they got to said "Sketchy" neighborhood?   (wusa9.com) divider line 81
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2014-08-09 09:54:25 PM  
great field test
 
2014-08-09 10:20:41 PM  
Ironic? That should be Obvious.
 
2014-08-09 10:35:13 PM  
Good.
 
2014-08-09 10:46:27 PM  
Guess who wrote the app
 
2014-08-09 10:57:04 PM  
They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?  Yeah, they deserved what they got.
 
2014-08-09 11:03:09 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?  Yeah, they deserved what they got.


They should not have been dressed that way either.
 
2014-08-10 12:14:34 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.


They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.
 
2014-08-10 12:20:43 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Guess who wrote the app


sure as hell wasn't al sharp or jesse jackson
 
2014-08-10 12:21:17 AM  
That's what yo ass get. Now stay the fug out.
 
2014-08-10 12:21:20 AM  

Fark It: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.


Because they dressed slutty?
 
2014-08-10 12:21:57 AM  

One Bad Apple: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?  Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They should not have been dressed that way either.


Stop it. Stop it.
 
2014-08-10 12:22:53 AM  
So both apps did exactly what they were supposed to do. I couldn't ask for better free advertising than this news report.
 
2014-08-10 12:23:15 AM  

Fark It: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.


because leaving a bag of salt next to a deer laden meadow has predictable results. You're one of those idealists, but even a well to do kid isn't going to pass up a 800$ in cash sitting on the dash.

Grouse all you want, but if you really think there's some sort of morality forcefield protecting your valuables because there's 1/4" of glass in the way, you may not deserve what happens, but you certainly helped it happen.
 
2014-08-10 12:23:27 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

If it was such a sketchy neighborhood the police should have no problem finding the thieves.
 
2014-08-10 12:23:30 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?  Yeah, they deserved what they got.


There's still sketchy parts of DC? I figured it was all gentrified by now and all the sketchy parts moved to Prince Georges County.
 
2014-08-10 12:23:31 AM  
Did they get literally robbed or was it figuratively?  Ironic means doing something incredibly stupid and then when the most obvious consequence happens, being surprised.
 
2014-08-10 12:24:45 AM  

Fark It: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.


They locked up their equipment in a MARKED NEWS VAN and left it in an area known for VEHICLE BREAK INS. "Deserved"? Not in the sense that anyone ought to be victimized, but in the sense that "what did you think was going to happen, dummies? Yes, absolutely.
 
2014-08-10 12:29:31 AM  
The neighborhood looked something like this:
www.lib.niu.edu
 
2014-08-10 12:31:05 AM  
Better stick to reporting which restaurants have cockroaches and mouse droppings, WUSA.  Real journalism seems to be too much for you.
 
2014-08-10 12:39:22 AM  
It's always amazing when people have expectations that criminal activity will happen if you go into certain neighborhoods.

"What did they expect?"

Well, what they expected is that their possessions/stuff/etc would be in the same condition that they left it. Any other result is a failure of local law enforcement.

For those of you who said "what did they expect" - are you Democrats? If so, you should be ashamed of yourselves. These cities were built by Democrats, and Democrats should do better by them than let them degenerate into crime ghettos.
 
2014-08-10 12:40:22 AM  

Likwit: One Bad Apple: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?  Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They should not have been dressed that way either.

Stop it. Stop it.


That's what she said...
 
2014-08-10 12:41:06 AM  
Stereotypes were broken?
 
2014-08-10 12:41:35 AM  
Not too many areas in the district that aren't sketchy
 
2014-08-10 12:44:16 AM  
It seems to me that every 'they deserved it' argument results from equivocation over the notions of moral responsibility and predictable risk contained in the statement: 'They should have known better.'  No one deserves to be hurt when they are behaving in a decent way.  No one should be surprised at a bad outcome when genuine risk is ignored.

Women should be able to go out drinking while dressed however they wish, and people should be able to leave their valuables in their car in high-crime neighborhoods.  Neither of these is a moral failing, nor illegal, and any negative outcome is caused by another person.  From a risk assessment standpoint, both might be considered risky decisions, and maybe a risk-adverse person would think them to be careless enough to imply that the subject ought to have acted differently.

Can we please stop having this same argument in comment threads now?  It gets in the way of the memes.

Thank you, and good night.
 
2014-08-10 12:49:20 AM  
Sketch Factor gets the race card thrown at them. That's funny.
 
2014-08-10 12:49:27 AM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Fark It: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.

Because they dressed slutty?


perhaps they weren't using good body language skills?
 
2014-08-10 12:49:42 AM  

Fark It: Benevolent Misanthrope: They left expensive equipment and a purse in a vehicle in Petworth?   Yeah, they deserved what they got.

They locked up their equipment while on the job.  Tell us why they deserved to be victimized.


Unfortunately, there's a point where a "fair world" diverges from the world we live in. Generally, that point is "reality".
Obviously, they didn't deserve to be victimized. But common sense would also say that they were seeking out seedy areas without taking a few basic precautions. Also, there is a reason journalism is one of the highest insurance risks...
 
2014-08-10 12:50:17 AM  
I remember when these kinds of apps were first introduced and NPR derided them as racist.

/they ignored the fact that some trailer parks were also considered undesirable neighborhoods
//I still give them money because... Soundcheck/New Sounds/Wait wait don't tell me/Car Talk/Prairie Home Companion/On the Media/Splendid Table/and whatever the fark that one show with Jonathan Coulton is.
///but seriously their left-of-logic bent pisses me off sometimes
////but hey free tote bag
 
2014-08-10 12:50:26 AM  

garkola: It's always amazing when people have expectations that criminal activity will happen if you go into certain neighborhoods.

"What did they expect?"

Well, what they expected is that their possessions/stuff/etc would be in the same condition that they left it. Any other result is a failure of local law enforcement.

For those of you who said "what did they expect" - are you Democrats? If so, you should be ashamed of yourselves. These cities were built by Democrats, and Democrats should do better by them than let them degenerate into crime ghettos.


No, that is not true.

Some areas are known to be high crime, and if you go into them, unless you take certain precautions, you should expect crime to occur.

If I go into a national park where there are known to be bears, and warnings that there are bears, and I fail to take certain precautions and am mauled by a bear, is that a failure of the park rangers? No, it is MY failure: The rangers did their jobs by knowing of the bears and warning me ahead of time; my mauling is MY fault for ignoring the warning.

If you go into a neighborhood in DC (or Compton, or Detroit) where you know in advance that there is a high likelihood your car will be broken into, and you've been told in advance that such break-ins are common, and you leave your purse on the dash of a marked news van filled with expensive electronic equipment, and return to find the van has been broken into and your gear stolen, how is that a failure of law enforcement? YOU are the one who left a lot of expensive stuff lying around without leaving someone in the van, or parking in a better location, or using an unmarked low-profile vehicle to carry your stuff, or at least taking your purse with you. It is YOUR fault for ignoring the warning.

I guess you're one of the ones who blames the weatherman if he predicts good weather, you look out the window to see storm clouds, and yet you leave your umbrella at home and you get soaked, right?
 
2014-08-10 12:50:45 AM  
Did they "deserve it?"  No, but if you're stupid enough to leave things like a purse and expensive equipment in the van in said "sketchy neighborhood," they deserve scorn for being so stupid.
 
2014-08-10 12:52:34 AM  
After filing a police report the crew tracked the phone to dumpsters in another D.C. neighborhood.

Must have been a rather large phone to require multiple dumpsters.
 
2014-08-10 12:54:50 AM  
So did they give the app a good review?
 
2014-08-10 12:55:12 AM  
Was it outside of the Capitol building?
 
2014-08-10 12:55:32 AM  
Someone jumped out and sketched a picture of them?
 
2014-08-10 12:56:10 AM  

Yes this is dog: Was it outside of the Capitol building?


Well it would be kinda hard to get the news van inside the Capitol building.
 
2014-08-10 12:56:36 AM  

Pumpernickel bread: Not too many areas in the district that aren't sketchy


www.mepc.org images.politico.com
What the two sketchiest areas in DC may look like...
 
2014-08-10 12:56:45 AM  

Snarfangel: The neighborhood looked something like this:
[www.lib.niu.edu image 604x377]


Shouldn't be a problem, then: two of those buildings are Batman.
 
2014-08-10 12:56:52 AM  
I'm working in downtown DC and they send out security alerts when crimes happen near the office. Sexual assaults are on the rise.

You people saying they deserved it would probably change your tune if it was your daughter getting raped.  Even worse are reports of robberies AND sexual assault, as if theft isn't enough of a violation.

Someone who doesn't respect personal property is far more likely to not respect a person at all. That's who you are encouraging. Think on it a bit.
 
2014-08-10 12:56:58 AM  

Gyrfalcon: garkola: It's always amazing when people have expectations that criminal activity will happen if you go into certain neighborhoods.

"What did they expect?"

Well, what they expected is that their possessions/stuff/etc would be in the same condition that they left it. Any other result is a failure of local law enforcement.

For those of you who said "what did they expect" - are you Democrats? If so, you should be ashamed of yourselves. These cities were built by Democrats, and Democrats should do better by them than let them degenerate into crime ghettos.

No, that is not true.

Some areas are known to be high crime, and if you go into them, unless you take certain precautions, you should expect crime to occur.

If I go into a national park where there are known to be bears, and warnings that there are bears, and I fail to take certain precautions and am mauled by a bear, is that a failure of the park rangers? No, it is MY failure: The rangers did their jobs by knowing of the bears and warning me ahead of time; my mauling is MY fault for ignoring the warning.

If you go into a neighborhood in DC (or Compton, or Detroit) where you know in advance that there is a high likelihood your car will be broken into, and you've been told in advance that such break-ins are common, and you leave your purse on the dash of a marked news van filled with expensive electronic equipment, and return to find the van has been broken into and your gear stolen, how is that a failure of law enforcement? YOU are the one who left a lot of expensive stuff lying around without leaving someone in the van, or parking in a better location, or using an unmarked low-profile vehicle to carry your stuff, or at least taking your purse with you. It is YOUR fault for ignoring the warning.

I guess you're one of the ones who blames the weatherman if he predicts good weather, you look out the window to see storm clouds, and yet you leave your umbrella at home and you get soaked, right?


No. No. All crime is a failure of law enforcement.
 
2014-08-10 12:57:43 AM  
NOT IRONICALLY.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but "ironically" would best be used if the news crew had been trying to find what had been designated as the "safest" or "friendliest" or "most crime-free" neighborhood.

Here, the word should be "fittingly" or "appropriately."

(In this usage, are they adjectives or adverbs?)
 
2014-08-10 12:59:30 AM  

Gyrfalcon: garkola: It's always amazing when people have expectations that criminal activity will happen if you go into certain neighborhoods.

"What did they expect?"

Well, what they expected is that their possessions/stuff/etc would be in the same condition that they left it. Any other result is a failure of local law enforcement.

For those of you who said "what did they expect" - are you Democrats? If so, you should be ashamed of yourselves. These cities were built by Democrats, and Democrats should do better by them than let them degenerate into crime ghettos.

No, that is not true.

Some areas are known to be high crime, and if you go into them, unless you take certain precautions, you should expect crime to occur.

If I go into a national park where there are known to be bears, and warnings that there are bears, and I fail to take certain precautions and am mauled by a bear, is that a failure of the park rangers? No, it is MY failure: The rangers did their jobs by knowing of the bears and warning me ahead of time; my mauling is MY fault for ignoring the warning.

If you go into a neighborhood in DC (or Compton, or Detroit) where you know in advance that there is a high likelihood your car will be broken into, and you've been told in advance that such break-ins are common, and you leave your purse on the dash of a marked news van filled with expensive electronic equipment, and return to find the van has been broken into and your gear stolen, how is that a failure of law enforcement? YOU are the one who left a lot of expensive stuff lying around without leaving someone in the van, or parking in a better location, or using an unmarked low-profile vehicle to carry your stuff, or at least taking your purse with you. It is YOUR fault for ignoring the warning.

I guess you're one of the ones who blames the weatherman if he predicts good weather, you look out the window to see storm clouds, and yet you leave your umbrella at home and you get soaked, right?


Taking this to the next level, it is sometimes a crime to act in such a way to make yourself a victim in these unsafe areas.

For example
-In some cities you can get a ticket for leaving your car doors unlocked.
-In a national park you can be fined or go to prison for feeding the animals.
 
2014-08-10 01:01:33 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Snarfangel: The neighborhood looked something like this:
[www.lib.niu.edu image 604x377]

Shouldn't be a problem, then: two of those buildings are Batman.


I...um...can I...have some of what you're on?
 
2014-08-10 01:04:16 AM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: NOT IRONICALLY.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but "ironically" would best be used if the news crew had been trying to find what had been designated as the "safest" or "friendliest" or "most crime-free" neighborhood.

Here, the word should be "fittingly" or "appropriately."

(In this usage, are they adjectives or adverbs?)


www.mediabistro.com

/Fail tag would've been more apropos
//in that usage I'd say adverbs, if they were modifying a verb
 
2014-08-10 01:06:27 AM  
TV News Crew tries out the new App that tells you where the "Sketchy" neighborhoods in DC are. What do you think happened to the crew when they got to said "Sketchy" neighborhood?

Well, the use of the Ironic tag led me to guess that a well-spoken butler approached them and attempted to serve them tea while a chorus of private-school children regaled them with lively show tunes and the local yachting club presented them with a 25-meter, 1958 De Vries Lentsch.
 
2014-08-10 01:12:22 AM  
I wouldn't put it past some reporters, sketchy reporters you might call them, to inform a sketchy local that a certain news truck will be parked at a certain sketchy location.  That way there will be a story, as opposed to merely some boring interviews with sketchy locals about the 'sketchy app'.
 
2014-08-10 01:15:57 AM  
As Lsherm pointed out, it could've been worse.

i.somethingawful.com
 
2014-08-10 01:17:13 AM  
The cable got fixed?
 
2014-08-10 01:32:01 AM  

Birnone: I wouldn't put it past some reporters, sketchy reporters you might call them, to inform a sketchy local that a certain news truck will be parked at a certain sketchy location.  That way there will be a story, as opposed to merely some boring interviews with sketchy locals about the 'sketchy app'.


Is this that app that's been labeled racist because the bad neighborhoods are predominately minority?  If so, I'm betting they went out to do a story on how the area is misunderstood and the locals are offended, then they got their shiat taken and the story became this.  Unless DC is radically different than the rest of the country, no news reporters want to go cover a minority story that paints the minorities in a bad light for fear of being tagged racist and having the local Al Sharpton on their asses.
 
2014-08-10 01:38:26 AM  

ricbach229: Birnone: I wouldn't put it past some reporters, sketchy reporters you might call them, to inform a sketchy local that a certain news truck will be parked at a certain sketchy location.  That way there will be a story, as opposed to merely some boring interviews with sketchy locals about the 'sketchy app'.

Is this that app that's been labeled racist because the bad neighborhoods are predominately minority?  If so, I'm betting they went out to do a story on how the area is misunderstood and the locals are offended, then they got their shiat taken and the story became this.  Unless DC is radically different than the rest of the country, no news reporters want to go cover a minority story that paints the minorities in a bad light for fear of being tagged racist and having the local Al Sharpton on their asses.


Yep, you pretty much nailed it.

All the liberal sites (Huffington Post, I'm looking at you) are like "THIS APP IS RACIST!!!!" so the local news stations are going out to show the app is wrong and the neighborhoods are safe and tada this happens.
 
2014-08-10 01:41:35 AM  

Prof. Frink: ArcadianRefugee: Snarfangel: The neighborhood looked something like this:
[www.lib.niu.edu image 604x377]

Shouldn't be a problem, then: two of those buildings are Batman.

I...um...can I...have some of what you're on?


The tall ones on either side of the penis, right of the tree with the earring.

/it's like some people are blind around here
 
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