Raleigh Downtown “Scary For Visitors And Workers”

I actually did not realize that the Raleigh downtown area, really, the center part if you look at a map, was slowly getting dangerous like so many other Democrat run cities. I rarely go down that way, and, if I do, it’s specifically to someplace during the day. I do not go there to eat or the bars. I haven’t been in that area at night since the early Obama years. Closest I might get is the 42nd St Oyster Bar (very good). Apparently there are issues

‘Something every night’: Raleigh’s downtown has turned scary for visitors and workers

Kirstin Mulqueeny, a bartender in downtown Raleigh, sent us a letter that was more than a comment.

It was a plea.

She wrote, “Raleigh appears cut from the pages of a dystopian post-apocalyptic film, and the people who will be casualties are screaming from the rooftops for help. No one hears us.”

Mulqueeny works at Zenith, a bar on Fayetteville Street in the heart of Raleigh’s business district. The once-booming area has struggled to recover from the loss of office workers and foot traffic since the pandemic hit in early 2020.

With cranes rising over downtown Raleigh as residential high-rises are constructed, the old bustle may yet return. But for now, Mulqueeny said, the street after dark is an unsettling mix of roving youths, homeless people, panhandlers and people selling and using drugs. She said the police are rarely seen.

Mulqueeny, a 38-year-old mother of three who has worked at Raleigh bars for years, said the district feels unsafe as a place to work or visit. Anger and fear moved her to write to the paper.

It’s not quite Portland, Seattle, or San Francisco, and, if the Democratic mayor doesn’t do something she might well find herself gone. She so far hasn’t appeared to be a far-far left crazy like in the other cities, so, we’ll see.

Alexis Himes, 27, quit her bartending job at Zenith’s neighboring bar, The Big Easy, out of frustration with what she called the “sketchy” environment. Groups camp out at the bar’s patio tables and employees are afraid to ask them to leave. One man threatened to stab her. Last week, a group of masked men, at least one of them armed, invaded The Big Easy just after closing time and forced the manager to empty the safe.

What is the city recommending? This is where it gets dumb

“We’ve received a number of complaints from downtown businesses and residents,” mayor Mary Ann Baldwin said. “Many have asked if private security is an option.”

She tells them it is. The city is working with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, a group supported by downtown businesses, to contract with a private security company to provide additional patrols in the district.

They won’t be armed, so, the youths and others will ignore them, and, maybe assault them

Other steps are planned. Street lighting will be added and community organizers will be recruited to give young people an alternative to roaming the district.

Baldwin said mayors across the nation have told her her they’re facing similar problems in downtown districts that have lost activity since the pandemic. But letting the vacuum foster criminal behavior isn’t an option.

“This is all unacceptable and we’ve got to do something about it,” she said.

There should already be lots of street lights. That’s what we pay taxes for. Community organizers? They’ll get beat up. If she wants to do something, well, surge the police. Stop and frisk. Arrest and charge, prosecute. You don’t have to necessarily jail them, but, how about some community service, doing things like cleaning the streets and hard labor? When the youths make accusations against the cops, well, you have the body cams and you can have those community organizers videoing to say “yeah, the youths are lying.”

In fairness, it’s still safer than most Dem run cities, especially ones like Durham.


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9 Responses to “Raleigh Downtown “Scary For Visitors And Workers””

  1. Dana says:

    A liberal Democrat enclave in the middle of a conservative Republican state, and surprise! it’s on the way to becoming the same kind of urban [insert slang term for feces here]hole as northern and left coast liberal cities.

    The left and the Democrats are big, big supporters of prenatal infanticide. Is it any particular surprise that in places where Democrats congregate, respect for all life diminishes?

    Has Raleigh declared itself to be a sanctuary city yet? Is Charlotte going the same way?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Mr Dana suggests/claims that forcing a raped, pre-teen girl to carry the product of her rapist to term, is for the good of America by reducing crime!! Oy vey…

      BTW, the current violent crime rate is lower today than it was before the Roe v Wade decision in 1973. But, connies gotta con. It’s not new, but their current meme is that urban blacks are “out of control” turning every significant America city into a “shithole”, a term that Fat Donnie reserved for Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. No dog whistle there, Mr Dana.

      American cities are the business engines of America, if not the world. Our rural areas have been turned into corporate farms, migrant workers, fentanyl, meth, poverty and welfare shitholes. America can do better for both our urban and rural brothers and sisters.

      America’s elites WANT Americans to be at each other’s throats while we ignore their rape of America.

  2. Andrew B says:

    My liberal (but otherwise sane) stepdaughter lives in Florida. Her county’s sheriff is, thank God, very proactive in his law enforcement style. His department is currently building more police stations in high crime areas, which my stepdaughter says is “fascism.” And yet she doesn’t want to be robbed or raped. There is only so much one can do for some people.

  3. CarolAnn says:

    Our rural areas have been turned into corporate farms, migrant workers, fentanyl, meth, poverty and welfare shitholes.

    Now there’s one dumbass as well as blind opinion. While American cities may very well be the business engines of America they are also currently corporate gulags, full of illegal immigrants, fentanyl and other drugs like meth, tons of poverty and millions of welfare shitholes. And let’s not talk about the crime in these cities which is out of control and if you don’t believe that then you’re not getting any information at all. I don’t see where you’re getting rural areas like that. Rural areas may not have highly educated and sophisticated people, but they’re also not full of self important know nothings with spurious degrees in nonsense subjects. Oh, and rural America can at least feed itself.

    Once again a big fat slob like you found it necessary to call fat Donny so I’m gonna continue calling you fat Elwood. I live in an area called Riverside in New Jersey not far from our fellow contributor L’eroy who lives in Camden. Now my neighborhood is about 95% white whereas the L’roys is about 80 black and 20% Hispanic, 0 white. We’ve read here where Leroy was sitting on his porch dodging bullets. Doesn’t happen in my area where the most crime we’ve had here last year or so was a stolen car. Every city in America where blacks are the majority or even where they’re just the majority in certain sections which the left is gently called ghettos crime is rampant. I don’t think trump was far off at all. In fact I think he hit the problem right between the eyes and you’re too much of a scared rat to admit it.

    If you don’t have the balls to face America’s problems and call the truth the truth then you shouldn’t even become any on the problems you’re part of the problem. People like you walk around saying that Dana wants a raped preteen to carry the child to term deliberately and through hatred of God Himself discount the child that’s being killed is a human being also just like the little girl. And that person deserves the right to life. It’s easy for a Pagan like yourself to ignore the humanity around because you have no soul you have no compassion you’re nothing but a wicked and cruel individual. That’s the only kind that could kill little babies like that.

    You must really hate yourself to be this nasty toward the rest of humanity.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    OK. Even Mr White admits that white people are superior to black people. Would you welcome Mr White to your white enclave?

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    And why do you and Mr White both choose to live in woke, tolerant, diverse, high tax, far left, abortion promoting, democommie New Jersey?? PA, WV and VA are more conservative.

    How can you be certain none of your taxes support abortion/baby killing?!? The New Jersey Abortion Access Fund invites and supports (travel, child care, lodging) out of state women to come to New Jersey to killing their babies.

    Do you still support Trump, now that he’s addressed his position allowing the slaughter of babies?

    You’re only about 30 min from Camden and Donkey’s for lunch.

  6. CarolAnn says:

    And why do you and Mr White both choose to live in woke, tolerant, diverse, high tax, far left, abortion promoting, democommie New Jersey??

    I don’t know why L’roy lives in New Jersey but I was born here. I’d love to know how a place like New Jersey can be woke and tolerant at the same time. Woke and tolerant are opposites. Can I figure PA, WV and VA are only more conservative by degrees. And they ain’t many degrees of that.

    And I know right well that the Democrats in conjunction with the communists have been stealing my tax money for years to pay for abortions. And to support abortion providers. It’s the little tricks of being a leftist they steal other people’s money you should know that you’re one of them. I wasn’t aware of the New Jersey abortion access fund but I do find it revolting for human beings to pay for other human beings that come in and kill their babies on our dime. Even you admitted they were killing their babies.

    How old does an embryo have to be to be a human? How old does an embryo have to be before its life is protected? You never answered the question few Democrats do because one of the main things the communist Democrats is they just love the kill. If I say to you 16 weeks and then the embryo becomes a human and he can’t be aborted anymore it becomes illegal would you agree to that? If not name a time name a month. Three months five months six months how long should the developing infant be subjected to being murdered? Even a murdering monster like yourself has to know at some point that little cluster of cells turns to embryo to fetus and becomes human. Or do you agree with Joe Biden that nobody has a right to life until they’re holding off the vote Democrat?

    Do you still support Biden after it’s been found that he’s been lying about everything since he stepped into office? You really gotta get out some and start seeing some other news sources cause yesterday I watched CBS all day and I couldn’t believe the propaganda that was on there. Today I took a break but tomorrow I’m watching CNN. I used to do that all the time watch it different comedy channel every other day but they started to drive me crazy when they’re telling me that men can become women and a vaccine doesn’t cure the disease or stop it from being passed on but you have to take it because if you don’t take it you’re a criminal.

    I also just love the way the Democrats managed to criminalize anything that disagrees with you’re not just wrong you’re not just in disagreement you become a ******* criminal.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Yes, I will support President Biden unless a better option miraculously appears.

      The Roe v Wade compromise is acceptable. States would not interfere in the first trimester. After that time only under special circumstances, e.g., health of female, lethal conditions of fetus. After all, over 90% of abortions take place by 13 weeks gestation now.

      We understand your religious beliefs and sympathize with you, but your religious beliefs do not trump the beliefs of other Americans. Race, poverty, education, age, contraception and religion all impact the “need” for an abortion, perhaps we can work on those issues.

      Actually, woke and tolerant are synonyms.

      To be “woke” politically in the Black community means that someone is informed, educated and conscious of social injustice and racial inequality, Merriam-Webster Dictionary states.

      It’s expanded to include being tolerant of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer etc. Woke folks are intolerant of intolerance!

      What does “woke” mean to you?

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Rimjob: What does “woke” mean to you?

        Normalizing derangement from TDS to pretending to be another sex to pedophilia to defunding the police to opening the borders to passing abortion laws that would make Kermit Gosnell’s infanticide clinic legal.

        Any other dumbass questions, chubby?

        Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

        *** Awaiting a woke response from PorkChop ***

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