(Okay, guys, take your best shot.) Anecdotal evidence
The expression anecdotal evidence refers to evidence from anecdotes. Because of the small sample, there is a larger chance that it may be unreliable due to cherry-picked or otherwise non-representative samples of typical cases. Anecdotal evidence is considered dubious support of a claim; it is accepted only in lieu of more solid evidence. This is true regardless of the veracity of individual claims
At best, your post is only anecdotal evidence. However all the posters here on BT combined with testimony to City Council by residents and respected business owners, tells a different, more credible story of what Bradford is really like. Not to fault you, but the real cretins that we had on the streets all summer long go into hiding for the most part in the cooler weather. I'm glad you got to miss it!
But I also think some of the postings on this forum get a little over the top.
Please give me ONE example of a post about Bradford scummers that is untrue or "over the top". Please don't give any that were obviously said tongue-in-cheek as a joke. Just one example of what you consider "over the top".
I was never accosted by welfare people or sworn at or spit on or run over by a stroller or anything else unpleasant.
Oh! THAT is over the top! People are not spit on, run over by strollers or accosted by scummers on Main Street. However, at any given time of the day we the public may be treated to vulgar swear words being shouted out by disgruntled scummers. You are lucky you missed out on that. Right now, the scummers just attack each other.
Yes, I saw people I probably wouldn't invite into my home. And I saw businesses I don't choose to patronize. And I saw properties which aren't maintained they way they were in the 50's and 60's.
AMEN brother! Now that is what we are talking about!
Bradford has a lot of problems. I do think the mayor and council sometimes seem blind to these problems or incapable of dealing with them.
Again, THIS is what we are talking about! I'm glad you agree with us!
I hope those who criticize will also step up and do what they can to help those who try to improve things.
Many of us are doing what we can, when we can. Our biggest problem is that *the powers that be* don't want to acknowledge the problems, and choose to attack those of us who do report and identify the problems! The "deniers" are the problem, not those who ask for problems to be addressed and solved!