Crime's New Address
Memphis demolished inner-city projects and transferred residents into better neighborhoods, but only succeeded in spreading crime to the new areas.
The source: “American Murder Mystery” by Hanna Rosin, in The Atlantic, July–Aug. 2008.
Eight shots exploded outside a police station at the end of a suburban road recently, routine for a Tuesday night in what is now one of Memphis’s crime hotspots. A little more than a decade ago the area was quiet, but that was before Memphis launched a noble social experiment, the demolition of inner-city housing projects and...