Tag Archives: perceptions of violence

Is there a crime problem at Prospect Park that I’m not aware of?

I wasn’t planning to post tonight, as I’m working feverishly on the MarkMaynard.com 3.0 relaunch, but I just noticed the following comment, left by a fellow calling himself SJH, and I thought that I should move it up here, to the front page. If you have thoughts on his comment, or, for that matter, thoughts […]

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What do people really think of Ypsilanti, how might those opinions be reinforced by Ann Arbor media, and what can we do about it?

A week or so ago, we had a post here in which I noted the differences between the Water Hill Music Festival in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti’s Totally Awesome Fest. In the comments that followed, as some of you might recall, things finally came around to AnnArbor.com and how they cover Ypsilanti. Along those lines, […]

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Yes, there have been a lot of shootings, but they haven’t been directed at you, so don’t worry about it

Washtenaw Country Sheriff Jerry Clayton released the following statement today, acknowledging that, yes, a lot of shots have been fired at people these last few weeks, but explaining that they were probably shot at for a reason. From what I understand, our Ypsi Police Chief has yet to make a public statement on the matter, […]

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The perception of crime in Ypsilanti – is it warranted, and, if so, what should we do about it?

Ypsilanti figures prominently on AnnArbor.com today. I count four stories about Ypsilanti on the front page. Three are about violent crime, and one is about the mayoral debate I recently hosted at the Dreamland Theater in puppet form. First, there was the murder in the Township yesterday. It took place at 4:00 PM, in front […]

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