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  •  I didn't, you are projecting. And ignoring. (1+ / 0-)
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    I pointed out the absolute lack of jobs in those areas, and also gave a time line of WHEN the whole thing fell apart and why.  The powers that be didn't care about black drug usage as long as it stayed in the hood.  When rich white kids from the burbs started dying is when the crack down started.  When all the older gang leaders were in power they abided by a kind "code of the streets", where certain gangs controlled certain turfs.  

    When the older gang leaders were rounded up and shipped to prison the power vacuum caused the young turks to jockey for power, causing rifts within their own gangs, which in turn created inter gang violence.  Some gangs fractured into different sects, so to speak. and some tried to muscle into other gangs' turf.

    That is what started the all out gang warfare that has been happening for the last year and a half or so.

    Former Police Supt Weiss even took a page from "Hill Street Blues" and ORDERED a gang summit at a neutral site to warn them to knock it off with all the killing, OR ELSE! (RICO charges.)

    The gangbangers didn't like that and whined all the way to a complicit press.

    The truce lasted only a few months, until some young turk tried to move into a rival's territory.  Then, as now, all hell broke loose.  Bang bang.

    Pay attention next time.

    As I said, JOBS is the answer.

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