Is there a date that plays to the memory of Pre-Obama America with greater emotional power and iconography then Halloween? No.
We theorized that homes in more expensive neighborhoods would give out bigger, better candy. However, wealthy neighborhoods are not always the best for harvesting the most Halloween candy. For parents and kids alike, the walkability and density of a neighborhood is key to covering the most ground, in the fastest time, to collect the most candy. Safety, of course, is also a primary concern for parents on Halloween, thus adding crime data to the Index was a no-brainer.
Top 5 Atlanta Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in 2010
Devil's Night in Detroit dates as early as the 1930s. Traditionally, city youths engaged in a night of criminal behavior, which usually consisted of acts of vandalism (such as egging, soaping, or toilet papering). These were almost exclusively acts of petty vandalism, causing little to no property damage.
However, in the early 1970s, the vandalism escalated to more devastating acts, such as arson. This primarily took place in the inner city, but surrounding suburbs were often affected as well. In addition, property owners unable to sell in the city's rapidly declining housing market would use Devil's Night as an opportunity to burn down their homes, collect the insurance money, and claim that an arsonist was at fault.
The crimes became more destructive in Detroit's inner-city neighborhoods, and included hundreds of acts of arson and vandalism every year. The destruction reached a peak in the mid- to late-1980s, with more than 800 fires set in 1984, and 500 to 800 fires in the three days and nights before Halloween in a typical year.
This weekend, Detroit could feature a rivalry between angels and devils. However, the team of angles is working hard to make sure the good guys win this battle.Halloween. A holiday that should indelibly showcase the great divide that exists in America between incompatible cultures.
Plenty of Detroit neighborhoods have really embraced the idea that Devils' Night is now Angels' Night. The Detroit Police and Fire Departments are working to make sure it stays that way.
"We like to turn around and make it into something positive," said Detroit Police Sergeant Daniel Williams.
A night that once prompted fear is being transformed one year at a time. For years, Devils' Night was marked by flames, but today Angels' Night has a far different purpose…
Normal curfew hours for Thursday, October 28:
For minors age 15 and younger: begin at 10 p.m. on Thursday and end at 6 a.m. on Friday.For minors ages 16 and 17: begin at 11 p.m. on Thursday and end at 6 a.m. on Friday.
Emergency curfew hours for Friday, October 29:
Minors 18 years of age and younger: begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and end at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday
Emergency curfew hours for Saturday, October 30:
Minors 18 years of age and younger: begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday and end at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday
Normal curfew hours for Sunday, October 31:
For minors age 15 and younger: begin at 10 p.m. on Sunday and end at 6 a.m. on Monday.For minors ages 16 and 17: begin at 11 p.m. on Sunday and end at 6 a.m. on Monday.
With this, let us reinstitute Halloween week at Stuff Black People Don’t Like.