New York, Meanwhile, Is Just Gay
The good news? The Cardinals just won their first World Series since Bol was a young (albeit gully) baby. The bad news? St. Louis is the biggest shithole evar.
ST. LOUIS -- A surge in violence made St. Louis the most dangerous city in the country, leading a trend of violent crimes rising much faster in the Midwest than in the rest of nation, according to an annual list.
Granted, St. Louis has a tendency to show up in the top 10 of these lists, but this is the first time I can recall the STL actually taking the number one spot. It's usually some shithole like Camden, New Jersey, Compton, California, or Flint, Michigan.
To think that St. Louis is now officially gullier than Compton.
Here's the thing: St. Louis is only that shitty if you only the count the actual city limits, where only something like 300,000 people (that's nobody!) live. Meanwhile, there's about one million people who live in St. Louis County, not to mention the Chuck and other surrounding shitholes.
For example, I grew up in Creve Coeur, in West St. Louis County. Geographically, it's not very far from the city, but it's far enough that I can only think of one case where someone actually got shot, and I'm sure they deserved it. Otherwise, it's like living in Canada or something.
Why is St. Louis City so fucked up?
That's a good question, and one I'm not completely equipped to answer. I'm assuming it suffers from a lot of the same problems that affect any big city, as seen on HBO's "the Wire." The effect may be more pronounced though because St. Louis is such an economically devastated area.
I don't know that St. Louis was ever the place to go if you were looking to make a lot of money, but now it's like people can hardly get by. During the week, it seems like we get more people coming into the BGM looking for a job application than actually buying anything.
And these are the white people, I'm talking about.
Ironically, this news comes at a time when money-grubbing developers are rehabilitating all sorts of old warehouse spaces and dilapidated houses in an attempt to get cracka-ass crackas to move back into the city. This news can't possibly bode well for their little movement.
Peep: St. Louis most dangerous U.S. city [News 14 Carolina]