Sheriff's Convention This Week Makes St. Louis the "Safest City" in the U.S.?

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Never mind the crime statistics and St. Louis' billing as the "Most Dangerous City" in America. For the next three days, St. Louis will be the "Safest City" in the United States, according to St. Louis Sheriff, Jim Murphy.

"No matter where you go, there's law enforcement," Murphy told KSDK. "For right now, it's the safest city in the United States."

That's because the city is playing host to the annual National Sheriffs' Association conference, with some 1,800 sheriffs and thousands of vendors and presenters in town through Wednesday to discuss the latest techniques and technology in law enforcement.

But will their presence really make any of us safer?

Perhaps -- if bad guys are intimidated by men armed with foam fingers and Cardinals bric-a-brac.

"When they (sheriff conventioneers) went to the ballpark, they were buying souvenirs like crazy, so it's really been a big boost," added Murphy.

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Jmcpedal
Jmcpedal

And I am sure all the victims of crime will be pleased to learn that their local court systems were shut down for a week.

                                                Jim

Your Momma
Your Momma

A bunch of them will go out drinking, with their guns, and end up in fights with other bar patrons. 

Safe.

Handsome Jimmy
Handsome Jimmy

Added bonus to all of the Sheriffs in town...cops have the best weed!

Mike N.
Mike N.

Considering I doubt the conventioneers will be hanging around the Fairgrounds Park neighborhood, for example, I don't think well see a dramatic drop in crime.  It's probably a good bet that many of the sheriffs will hit up the East Side to sample the fine entertainment...

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