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    Exclamation Coeur d'Alene going to the dogs?

    TWO NIGHTS in a ROW I've witness a random fight, here in Coeur d'Alene! Last night at Jamms, and tonight on Sherman while riding home on my motorcycle! Also, in the past year, every car on my mother's street (my street too, at the time) got broken into, There have been several thefts reported in my current apartment complex, and two more of my co-workers' cars got broken into! (literally broken, smashed window and all) Let's not forget to mention the TWO times my former co-worker (he works at another restaurant, now) has been randomly assaulted by total strangers! once at applebee's and once at Icon! ALL this in just the past year, and I'm probably forgetting to mention a thing or two. now, I know crime happens every day, but in a town like this, I don't think it's normal for just one average guy to have this many stories, or witness accounts, or whatever. I feel like it's only a matter of time til I'm next! Go out at night without my pistol? YEAH, RIGHT!

    Anybody in the Coeur d'Alene area, I'd definitely suggest the same for you. (and I know I'm preaching to the choir, here, but...) Whether you CC just for personal defense, or OC as a deterrent, definitely don't go out without your weapon. Coeur d'Alene ain't exactly as safe as a baby's cradle anymore, sadly
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeMD17 View Post
    TWO NIGHTS in a ROW I've witness a random fight, here in Coeur d'Alene! Last night at Jamms, and tonight on Sherman while riding home on my motorcycle! Also, in the past year, every car on my mother's street (my street too, at the time) got broken into, There have been several thefts reported in my current apartment complex, and two more of my co-workers' cars got broken into! (literally broken, smashed window and all) Let's not forget to mention the TWO times my former co-worker (he works at another restaurant, now) has been randomly assaulted by total strangers! once at applebee's and once at Icon! ALL this in just the past year, and I'm probably forgetting to mention a thing or two. now, I know crime happens every day, but in a town like this, I don't think it's normal for just one average guy to have this many stories, or witness accounts, or whatever. I feel like it's only a matter of time til I'm next! Go out at night without my pistol? YEAH, RIGHT!

    Anybody in the Coeur d'Alene area, I'd definitely suggest the same for you. (and I know I'm preaching to the choir, here, but...) Whether you CC just for personal defense, or OC as a deterrent, definitely don't go out without your weapon. Coeur d'Alene ain't exactly as safe as a baby's cradle anymore, sadly
    I wonder if there is a connection between 15 years ago and when all the Californian's moved up there. I used to live in Spokane and would tell everyone moving into the area with California plates that Spokane was a waste-land compared to the heaven in North Idaho....

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    Thats good to know. I will be CC or OC when I am stoping by Coeur d'Alene this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    I wonder if there is a connection between 15 years ago and when all the Californian's moved up there. I used to live in Spokane and would tell everyone moving into the area with California plates that Spokane was a waste-land compared to the heaven in North Idaho....
    I think that's it, dude. That actually totally reminds me of like, 3 months ago when I was at Top This with two friends, and saw these three gangbangers (Looked like Crips. All had blue bandanas in various places, but all three of them each had one in their left back pocket. one of 'em actually wearing one of his bandanas like a mask, covering his face) walk across the parking lot to the Albertson's gas station/convenience store. the masked guy went in, and the two others stayed outside with their heads kind of on a swivel. I wasn't carrying at that time cause I had just come from school, but it gave me and my friends the chills.

    Speaking of crips, yet ANOTHER one of my co-workers had a problem with her daughter starting to get involved in a Crip gang! WTH!? she got out of that, luckily, before she got too deep.

    Oh, and let's not forget the STABBING at Woodland Middle School several months back, and the stabbing, like A WEEK LATER at, I think Lakes middle school! Holy crap!

    ...Though, to a degree, we can probably chalk those up to isolated incidents. you know. kids just being dumb kids :-/
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    We are seeing a stronger influence in gang activity in N. Idaho and E. Washington. It has been going on for a while now but mostly under the radar. The primary cause is the California and Nevada visitors during the summer. You can watch property and violent crime rise in the late spring and fall when school starts up again. My former landlord was a gang cop in Spokane and most of the bangers we see up here are wannabes with most of the hardcore guys laying low because they wanted to leave that life. In our area, they aren't as much concerned with turf but money. Specifically money from the drug trade.

    The wannabes are the worst, IMO, because they think they have something to prove. How tough, how mean, violent etc.

    The media tries very hard to downplay the gang population, esp. in CdA because they don't want to ruin the resort town idea.


    Here are a couple of interesting websites for you to look through.

    http://www.nwgangs.com/

    http://www.idahogangs.com/
    Run by Idaho Dept. of Corrections
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    I wonder if there is a connection between 15 years ago and when all the Californian's moved up there. I used to live in Spokane and would tell everyone moving into the area with California plates that Spokane was a waste-land compared to the heaven in North Idaho....
    Many of the "Californians" who moved up in the Coeur d' Alene area of Idaho were retired LEO's.
    Its not the Californians who cause your problems, its the Gangs who have taken over a lot
    of the country.
    My home state Iowa has the same problems in the bigger towns.
    So hating Californians, is not the problem.
    Many who have moved to Idaho and Montana, are just looking for a free state to live in and
    OC with out LEO's bugging them daily.
    Many pro-gun guys have left California for that very reason, and remember they also vote to
    protect your gun rights there in Idaho now.
    Carry on !
    Robin47

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin47 View Post
    Many of the "Californians" who moved up in the Coeur d' Alene area of Idaho were retired LEO's.
    Its not the Californians who cause your problems, its the Gangs who have taken over a lot
    of the country.
    My home state Iowa has the same problems in the bigger towns.
    So hating Californians, is not the problem.
    Many who have moved to Idaho and Montana, are just looking for a free state to live in and
    OC with out LEO's bugging them daily.
    Many pro-gun guys have left California for that very reason, and remember they also vote to
    protect your gun rights there in Idaho now.
    Carry on !
    Robin47
    That's true. I'm not hating on Californians, see, I'm hating on gangbangers. Many of whom originate in California, but that fact is inconsequential. Though I do have a problem with the anti-gun Californians that come up here and dilute our pro-gun population. Don't kid yourself, Idaho attracts those kinds of Californians, too! Seriously, how could anyone not like Idaho? It's gorgeous, inexpensive, no tornadoes, tsunamis, OR earthquakes, and best of all, we're pretty damn free here!

    Okay, well, maybe our winters kinda suck....

    And I guess if you're gay, the whole "sodomy is illegal" thing is a bit of a problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeMD17 View Post
    That's true. I'm not hating on Californians, see, I'm hating on gangbangers. Many of whom originate in California, but that fact is inconsequential. Though I do have a problem with the anti-gun Californians that come up here and dilute our pro-gun population. Don't kid yourself, Idaho attracts those kinds of Californians, too! Seriously, how could anyone not like Idaho? It's gorgeous, inexpensive, no tornadoes, tsunamis, OR earthquakes, and best of all, we're pretty damn free here!

    Okay, well, maybe our winters kinda suck....

    And I guess if you're gay, the whole "sodomy is illegal" thing is a bit of a problem...
    Not that it really matters to me, but in Lawrence & Garner v. State of Texas, on June 26, 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that all sodomy laws in America are unconstitutional, and unenforceable when applied to non-commercial consenting adults in private.

    The Decision can be found at http://www.supremecourt.gov
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