Thursday, August 20, 2009

Provo is 'hood'

"A pair of shoes dangle from power lines on University Ave. in Provo, Utah, Wednesday, Aug.19, 2009."

There isn't a place I don't not feel safe in Utah...yet. Coming from Baltimore, seeing the crime, reading about the homicides daily, witnessing the city first hand, it has been a totally different world crime wise out west.

On my way home, literally two minutes from the office, I saw these shoes hanging from the power lines. I couldn't help but to laugh out loud.

I immediately pulled over for a quick snap. I saw these a lot in west Baltimore. While I don't know the exact significance, I've read that it's to indicate everything from where drugs are sold and gang turf.

So to see these in Provo was ironic. I think they average maybe one murder a year, in comparison hundreds a year in Baltimore.

Good ol' Provo, what will you do next to make me smile?


Blogger Aisha Mujib Khan said...

I think there are a million supposed reasons for the shoes over the phone line. Coming from PG County in MD I always heard it was to signify a murder. Hopefully that's not the case all the way out in Utah.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger Ivan Makarov said...

Provo is an extremely safe place in terms of borders and other almost non-existent street crime. But thefts do take place, as I learned during my last year at BYU when my car stereo got stolen.

Monday, August 24, 2009 1:06:00 AM  

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