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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daytona Beach made "Top 20" in NeighborhoodScout's List of the Most Dangerous places to Live in the USA

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The home of NASCAR and "The world's Most Famous Beach" again earned a spot as one of the top cities in a national ranking.

Research firm NeighborhoodSCOUT has just released its 2017 List of the 100 Most Dangerous Places to Live in the USA and the City of Daytona Beach was able to attain 20th place.

The research reveals the 100 most dangerous cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents. Violent crimes include homicide, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. Data used for this research are 1) the number of violent crimes reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city. 

Thousands of cities nationwide - both large and small - have multiple agencies with law enforcement responsibility. These include municipal police, county sheriff, transit police, campus police, public school police, park and port police, tribal police, and more. Since many cities are served by more than one law enforcement agency, our exclusive analysis includes crimes reported by all agencies. We accomplish this by collecting raw crime data from all 18,000 law enforcement agencies in America. Then we use a relational database built from the ground up to assign reported crimes from each agency to the city where it has law enforcement responsibility. This method provides an accurate representation of the complete number and types of crimes that truly occur within any city or town, not just crimes reported by a single municipal agency.
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The good news is that there are 19 places in worse shape than Daytona Beach, so not all is gloom and doom.

More information at: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/neighborhoods/crime-rates/top100dangerous/

Thursday, November 7, 2013

BODY CAM VIDEO: Daytona police shoot former football star Jermaine Green

DAYTONA BEACH — Moments before being shot six times by police, former football star Jermaine Green held his girlfriend in a choke hold with his left arm and his right hand gripped a large knife that loomed over Katrina Johnson's chest, police body camera videos released Wednesday show. Daytona Beach Officers Richard Maher and Kevin Connelly had just kicked in the front door of the house where Green was staying on Magnolia Avenue on Sept. 25.

It was just after 3 a.m. when the officers saw Green duck into a bedroom, Johnson struggling to get away from his grasp, the video shows. In the next few seconds, one of the policemen stood in the doorway of a cluttered bedroom and yelled at Green to release his hostage.

A half-naked Green was on a bed with Johnson. She was on top of him, face up, her black shorts pulled down slightly. “Let her go dude, let her go,” the officer yelled at Green. “Let her go man, I'm telling you right now.” The next thing the officer saw was Green's right arm — with the knife in his hand — raise slightly and then come down rapidly as he almost plunged the weapon into Johnson's chest.

 “He's doing it,” the policeman said to his partner. The next words yelled out by one of the officers was “Shoot the (expletive deleted).”


Seven shots rang out in rapid succession, six striking Green in the buttocks-hip area, the abdomen and Green's right arm, the seventh bullet piercing Johnson's right arm, the video shows. One of the officers grabbed Johnson, pulling her out of the way. Green had slipped off the bed and was lying on his right side, his body practically buried in a pile of clothes on the floor. 

He hardly moved, his right leg bleeding near his buttocks, his mouth in an almost half-smile, his eyes closed.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy Daytona - Make your Voice be Heard

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Grass Roots movement Occupy Daytona will hold its first demonstration at Tuscawilla park at the corner of Nova Rd. and International Speedway Blvd. This Saturday October 15th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

The Day-Long action's purpose is to spread the word that corrupt influence by a few moneyed individuals on our elected officials has reached untenable levels and destroyed the quality of life of the majority.

The peaceful movement will hold teach ins, a general assembly, apublic demonstration and an open mic where participants can voice their concernsTo date, Occupy Daytona has over 700 members and it continues to grow by the minute.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Daytona's own 9/11 Tragedy

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Why hasn't Jim Chisholm been fired yet?

Daytona Beach City Manager Jim Chisholm

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