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Pensacola Named ‘Toughest City in America’

This is from the Pensacola News Journal, I think. I realized I hadn’t attributed it.

Just because our mayor is a pretty boy doesn’t mean Pensacola ain’t got grit.

And if you say otherwise, we’ve got a knuckle sandwich for you.
Pensacola has received this dubious honor via says the Pensacola News Journal:

Yes, little ol’ Pensacola has been named the Toughest City in America by the online news site PolicyMic (

Writer Akil Holmes used a variety of statistics to determine the “toughness” ranking, including the number of first round NFL draft picks, boxing champions, Medal of Honor and other military service citations, violent crime rates, and the percentage of workers employed in protective service, farming, fishing, construction and other tough-guy occupations.

Pensacola ranked No. 1 on the list, followed by Miami, Memphis, Detroit and Washington D.C.

Find story and see the other cities, visit policymic

.com. Look for the headline, “If You Can’t Stand Hipsters, These 11 Cities Are For You.’’ Pensacola might be tough, but it’s far from hipster-free. (Hello, Sluggo’s!)

January 4, 2014 Posted by | Crime, Cultural, Pensacola, Social Issues | , , , | 1 Comment