Car-to-car shooting latest violent incident to brand Vegas as dangerous even as crime drops

  • Article by: HANNAH DREIER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 23, 2013 - 2:29 PM
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jqpublicFeb. 23, 13 1:14 PM

Having just returned from Las Vegas and being their when this incident occurred closing the Strip for a day, both my wife and I feel that numerous establishments along the Strip have gone downhill. The Aria and Cosmopolitan appear to cater to an urban young adult clientele, with the consensus that we wouldn't stay at either. With the "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" mindset, and alcohol carried up and down the strip, intoxication and the problems that go with it will continue to exist. They wanted it to be and adult playground, well unfortunately adults don't always play nice.

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callmeronFeb. 23, 13 1:41 PM

Only one demographic group is responsible for the majority of crime and violence in urban areas. Only one demographic group can take a peaceful community and turn it into a shooting gallery. We all know which group that is.

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supervon2Feb. 23, 13 4:07 PM

It's still safer than Chicago where they have the toughest gun laws in the nation.

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mn55066Feb. 23, 13 4:44 PM

Las Vegas is NOT safe. A lot of the crime that does occur is covered up and never makes it to the media. Vegas has become the playground of international mob figures. Mexican cartel leaders flock to the city to spend their cash. Police and gov't officials are paid off, making Vegas one of the most corrupt places on Earth.

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johndontFeb. 23, 13 4:46 PM

Criminals should shoot craps while in Vegas, not guns

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johndontFeb. 23, 13 4:57 PM

A quick search of the "aspiring rapper" shows numerous firearm convictions. Soon someone will say he was turning his life around....

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steavis61067Feb. 23, 13 5:02 PM

I've been to Vegas over a dozen times at 4 nights a trip during the past 8 years. Only crimes I ever saw was a hooker or two, and over priced buffets. I feel safe there.

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LicoriceFeb. 23, 13 5:29 PM

"Only one demographic group is responsible for the majority of crime and violence in urban areas...We all know which group that is." Yeah, men 18-35, I believe.

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heckyousayFeb. 23, 13 5:38 PM

Las Vegas is a nice place to visit, it's so close to the United States.

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bythebeachFeb. 23, 13 5:50 PM

We were in Vegas about a month ago. I would agree with the comment that many of the hotels seem to have gone downhill - patrons at even upscale places were much sleazier than they used to be. What's interesting is that bartenders at 2 different casinos, as well as 1 at a bar in the airport, all commented the city isn't what it used to be and that when the mob was in charge, the potential troublemakers didn't dare do anything because the mob would "take care of" them. 1 indicated much more happens on the Strip that no one hears about, and 2 said the police were in over their heads.

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