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Old 09-05-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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same here.
Same here as well.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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im from the ghetto. i've seen everything.
I hear that. Some people talk bad about the ghetto when they shouldn't. Because there are good people that lives in the ghetto. It just gets me vexed when I hear people talking bad about the ghetto.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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man youngstown has a higher murder than all them places my girl is from cleveland i used to live there to. youngstown is rougher than cleveland it has a homicide rate almost triple of cleveland and thats a known fact look it up. I think gary indianda murder rate is higher. but youngstown makes east cleveland look like a westside story. Check it out. i wish i had pictures. and y am i bragging about this? lol
This is completely false.

In 2007 Youngstown had 42 murders with a rate of 51.5/per 100k (I believe the highest murder rate Youngstown ever had). That same year Cleveland had 135 murders with a murder rate of 31/per 100k. That's not even twice as high let alone 3 times. Also that same year East Cleveland (the suburb) had 12 murders with a murder rate of 48/per 100k, nearly identical to Youngstown. The average murder rate for the cities is this: Youngstown-38/per 100k, East Cleveland-28/per 100k, Cleveland-25/per 100k.

Between those 3 cities, the crime rates in East Cleveland and Cleveland are higher than Youngstown: http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/City...8_Rank_Rev.pdf , East Cleveland is too small to be included in that list but if it was it would be worse than Cleveland.

So all 3 of those cities are very rough with very high crime and murder rates, but overall East Cleveland is the worst followed by Cleveland, than Youngstown.
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Have you ever made a wrong turn or some sort of driving error and ended up in a ghetto? Please, share.

My exprience was in Philadelphia, my dad was driving and he couldn't find our destination, so he drove further North from downtown. Who knew there was a ghetto bordering Center City?

Another time was in Camden, just a miserable looking city. We did not cross the bridge over the highway to Camden's worst section, but the detrioration and depressing surroundings can make you nervous. Many of the buildings were crumbling and in poor condition, boarded up. Everything except for some new developments to revitalize the community was horrible. There was a tower that looked pretty old and had not been mantained at all, it looked like it was in really bad shape. Just a bad exprience.

How about yours?
I hear singing a good old fashioned negro spiritual with your windows down helps with these incidents tremendously. Try it out next time.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Default ?

I guess I don't get what the big deal is. I've been in less-than-desirable neighborhoods before, either intentionally or just riding around. It's not a big deal. Doesn't mean I would want to live there, just that driving through a neighborhood of that sort isn't gonna kill you. It's even rumored that if you stop for gas and drinks you "might" not get robbed.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Have you ever made a wrong turn or some sort of driving error and ended up in a ghetto? Please, share.

My exprience was in Philadelphia, my dad was driving and he couldn't find our destination, so he drove further North from downtown. Who knew there was a ghetto bordering Center City?

Another time was in Camden, just a miserable looking city. We did not cross the bridge over the highway to Camden's worst section, but the detrioration and depressing surroundings can make you nervous. Many of the buildings were crumbling and in poor condition, boarded up. Everything except for some new developments to revitalize the community was horrible. There was a tower that looked pretty old and had not been mantained at all, it looked like it was in really bad shape. Just a bad exprience.

How about yours?
Poor you, imagine having to drive through the neighborhood I grew up in.
Did you call the Police for an escort? Wouldn't want you to get infected
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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How is it that these privileged white majority rulers, still to this day have the Original Man (The Black Man) in this condition?
Oh Puleez, I'm white, I grew up in North Philly, there are plenty of blacks who grew up in the suburbs. Poor doesn't equal black and vice versa
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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My father and I worked in Camden, NJ in and around 1310 Browning St. This is not the worst part of Camden, NJ I would say North Camden is the worst part, but this area is bad enough. My trip threw the hood turned into a stay. I lived in a bad area before in Queens,NY and used to visit my family in the Bronx so I know how the hood is.

We used to install windows, doors, paint the insides of homes, etc. We went into a home one time to work. As soon as we opended the door people ran out the back. I was a young kid back than and my dad told me to run to the car get inside and lock the doors. He grabbed a crowbar and went into the house. He found needles, burned spoons, empty bags of dope, and the stove was still on, becasue they were cooking either ready rocks (cocain) or maybe making Herione. The new home owners were going to move into the home within days of this incident. Either way my dad had to call Camden police, they came and removed the needles, and other drug making items. A couple of nights later I saw what looked like a Chinese Kung-Fu movie in the middle of the street. Their was about anywhere form 15 to 25 men fighting in the middle of the street hand to hand. I seen one with a baseball bat and another with a iron pipe. I am supprised no one pulled out a gun, and somebody got shot. They fought for a while but the police came and everybody ran.

I got alot of other stories especially from Camden NJ, but I got to get to work in the morning and I ain't got all night!!!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My story was hanging out shopping in Flatbush Brooklyn, that's not the ghetto part of the story I actually found Flatbush not bad at all though some might consider it the hood. Then I had to find my way from there to Queens Blvd. in Queens. Along the way it turned night on me and I got off track and wound up getting into creepier and creepier looking territory. I figured out that I was in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. All I saw were abandoned looking buildings spray painted with graffiti. I remember hoping that my little rental car did not give out on me before I got outta that area.

Later I drove through the main drag in Jamaica, Queens another area that some would tell you is the hood but looks different now. I saw plenty of nice stores with lots of good shopping and there was even what looked like a small mall there. But, when I was driving off I drove past a nearby residential street I had just been past a little earlier. The police were there in droves and they had half the little street taped off with that yellow tape they often use at murder scenes. It looked like someone in a car inside that tape had possibly been shot but I couldn't tell for sure.

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Old 09-25-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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Been to North Philadelphia. Pretty damn shocking. houses in disrepair, drug dealing, violence. Also been to the ghetto of Denver but I hafta' say it really doesn't compare. In Denver it was still block upon block of scary housing, gang graffiti, and occasional drug dealing or fights. And this was all north and west of City Park. But even this which was shocking- didn't compare to Philly. I guess there are two sides of this.

One side, ghettos are viewed as horrible, dangerous places to live- the other, shows a strong community that for the most part cares about each other and where people are a family because they share all their hardships together. I saw this both in black "ghettos" in Denver and Philadelphia. They have more problems you could say, but stronger community relationships.
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