NYC suffers violent 24 hours; sparks concerns over Pope's visit
Posted 9/20/15
In a span of 24 hours, 7 people were killed in 3 separate boroughs, 4 were shot.

Pope Francis is coming this week, and people are actually concerned over his safety while he's here.

NYC "Mayor" Bill De Blasio said in response, "(There is) a great partnership between the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI. We’re ready. We have the personnel, we have the equipment, we have the planning".

In 2015, the weekly murder rate in NYC's five boroughs tripled, from 2 last year to a total 10 this week alone, all one week before Pontifex comes.

This is nothing new. Community advocate Tony Herbert said "There's always the threat of violence".

Have fun here, Pope Francis.

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Posted 9/20/15
4 were shot? That's impossible, NYC has tight gun laws!

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Posted 9/20/15
NYC being NYC as usual.


I'm outside of Philly and the Pope's visit is seriously a pain in the arse. EVERYTHING IS CLOSED.
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Nogara-san wrote:

NYC being NYC as usual.


I'm outside of Philly and the Pope's visit is seriously a pain in the arse. EVERYTHING IS CLOSED.


One thing nice about living in a sinful place, the pope isn't going to visit.
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Posted 9/20/15
Nothing the Swiss Guard can't handle.
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VZ68 wrote:

4 were shot? That's impossible, NYC has tight gun laws!



These laws aren't so tight when you're in a gang here.


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

Nothing the Swiss Guard can't handle.


Seriously though, I've seen a documentary on those guys. Funny outfits aside, they're pretty deadly. They make the White House secret service look like a team of mall cops.

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Welcome to NYC ^~^
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Posted 9/20/15
In the last three decades there's been a single day in NYC where there wasn't a murder. It was such a big deal it actually made the news. Unless the pope is looking to score some meth I think he'll be fine.
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Posted 9/20/15

PhantomGundam wrote:


geauxtigers1989 wrote:

Nothing the Swiss Guard can't handle.


Seriously though, I've seen a documentary on those guys. Funny outfits aside, they're pretty deadly. They make the White House secret service look like a team of mall cops.



You have to be a pretty badass in order to be a badass among badasses while wearing one of those silly outfits...
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Nothing new there for New York City at all. I live in Vermont but was in New York City over the weekend of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks back in 2011 because I was going to a concert there. They ended up being on high alert because of threats of violence from an outside country, but everything was fine. If they can handle that I think that they can handle the Pope coming to visit. Besides, that's why he has the Popemobile.
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Posted 9/20/15
I'm sure His Holliness will be very safe when his visits the country later this week.
A picture of the Swiss Guard without their colorful uniforms
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