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  Reply # 1606075 7-Aug-2016 20:45
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But the bigger worry is the security. The shooting incident are horse event was very bad, considering we are only at day 1. There was also gang shooting last night near the TV one base. There was also a shooting even outside the opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if a more major issue occurs, and I wouldn't be surprised if people or countries do pull out if security doesn't improve. You do have to wonder why they are holding it in such a volatile country.



As opposed to a less volatile country, like maybe the USA? How about a city without crime or slums or gangs, Los Angeles perhaps?


I did think the fireworks were pretty.


 


 



LA is significantly safer, it is also a 1st world country. IMO It should always be held in 1st world countries for the safety of competitiors.

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  Reply # 1606076 7-Aug-2016 20:55
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But the bigger worry is the security. The shooting incident are horse event was very bad, considering we are only at day 1. There was also gang shooting last night near the TV one base. There was also a shooting even outside the opening ceremony. I wouldn't be surprised if a more major issue occurs, and I wouldn't be surprised if people or countries do pull out if security doesn't improve. You do have to wonder why they are holding it in such a volatile country.

 

 

As opposed to a less volatile country, like maybe the USA? How about a city without crime or slums or gangs, Los Angeles perhaps?

 

I did think the fireworks were pretty.

 



LA is significantly safer, it is also a 1st world country. IMO It should always be held in 1st world countries for the safety of competitiors.

 

 

Interestingly enough a study of crime in Brazil shows that Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are relatively safer than anywhere else in the country (not even making to Top 50). And Rio de Janeiro has as many murders per capita than Compton (LA), CA: "Sao Paulo’s homicide rate was a low 9.8 per 100,000, which makes it like New York City and Rio was 18.6, which makes it better than Compton."

 

So, no, LA is not significantly safer. Fact.





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