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    Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Mods, feel free to delete this if you deem necessary, but I wanted to let all of my fellow cyclone fans that live in the Marion area know that there are some sick ****s out there driving around that are trying to abduct teenage girls.

    3 guys in a black passenger car tried to abduct my 15yr old niece as she was walking to work this afternoon. She lives over by Marion High School and was walking to a restaurant up town. I urge you that if you have kids in the area, please do not let them walk anywhere on their own and not let them go out without knowing where they are going.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    its a shame the world we live in. What was her strategy for getting away?




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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    I don't know all of the details yet, but she was screaming and fighting pretty hard and then her cell phone started ringing. I think the she was somehow able to answer and the guys got spooked and bolted.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Sick ****s!

    edit: glad to hear they were not successful. Get your niece some pepper spray/ tazer.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Not a word of this reported in the local media and they are usually ALL OVER this stuff.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Sick. I live in Atkins, just west of Cedar Rapids, and I've always heard good things about Marion and how it was safe and had a small town feel. Hopefully the cops get these sick bastards sooner rather than later.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Quote Originally Posted by Luth4Cy View Post
    Sick. I live in Atkins, just west of Cedar Rapids, and I've always heard good things about Marion and how it was safe and had a small town feel. Hopefully the cops get these sick bastards sooner rather than later.
    Marion is definitely one of those towns where there are two sides of the tracks.

    I see the media has finally picked up on the story. Kind of disturbs me it took them so long, the sooner the story gets out the better the chance of catching these *** holes.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Quote Originally Posted by djcubby View Post
    Mods, feel free to delete this if you deem necessary, but I wanted to let all of my fellow cyclone fans that live in the Marion area know that there are some sick ****s out there driving around that are trying to abduct teenage girls.

    3 guys in a black passenger car tried to abduct my 15yr old niece as she was walking to work this afternoon. She lives over by Marion High School and was walking to a restaurant up town. I urge you that if you have kids in the area, please do not let them walk anywhere on their own and not let them go out without knowing where they are going.
    Live in the LinnMar District and they built a large Section 8 Apartment complex down the road from LinnMar h.s. to attract Illinois residents---which they have.

    There are other areas of the Marion School district that are very safe, but pocket of thugs there also. The amount of crime in Linn County has exploded if you ask me in the last ten years. The CR Police are not proactive and unwilling (as are the media) to define the core problems and symptoms that have created these problems.

    I grew up in the CR area we had a 'reported' shooting once every 5-10 years. Now it's every other day. Political correctness doesn't help anyone--it basically kills people.

    sorry to hear of your nieces' very scary experience. Those three thugs should be shot



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Linnmar area is still ridiculously safe and 95% white.


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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    Linnmar area is still ridiculously safe and 95% white.
    Who mentioned race? There is a huge apartment complex down the street that gets 200-300 police calls/yr.

    Section 8 housing is a condensed area is a bad idea, according to one of the leading community activists in CR area, who is a native of South Chicago.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    Who mentioned race? There is a huge apartment complex down the street that gets 200-300 police calls/yr.

    Section 8 housing is a condensed area is a bad idea, according to one of the leading community activists in CR area, who is a native of South Chicago.
    I wasn't trying to make it a race issue, just most of the people in crapids try to blame all the crime on young african american men coming from chicago. Linn-mar doesnt have that problem at all, and is probably one of the safest places in North America to live. But I'm not trying to minimize the attempted abduction, that is some sad and scary stuff. Thanks for the warning.


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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I wasn't trying to make it a race issue, just most of the people in crapids try to blame all the crime on young african american men coming from chicago. Linn-mar doesnt have that problem at all, and is probably one of the safest places in North America to live. But I'm not trying to minimize the attempted abduction, that is some sad and scary stuff. Thanks for the warning.
    No, you're right. Jamba is an absolute idiot. While you didn't mention race, you certainly were hinting at it and anyone who lives in the area would pick up on that.

    The problem is not in the apartment complex you mentioned, it is downtown CR. Marion is incredibly safe due to excellent neighborhoods and cops that jump at any opportunity to turn their lights on.



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    Re: Attempted Abduction in Marion

    Grew up in Marion and it was always safe. The entire metro area has slowly gone down hill. Growing up the area I lived in hardly ever had any criminial activity and in the last couple of years numerous houses and cars have been broken into.

    Earlier this year KCRG did a story on the CRPD and their K-9 unit. The officer interviewed said that they have the same number of officers as they did in 1990 while the population has more than doubled.



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