And this is how violence in the ghetto starts. Person A harasses Person B for some perceived offense that may or may not be real. Person B tries to get law enforcement to do something about Person A but law enforcement refuses. Then finally, at his wits’ end, Person B loses control and does something to Person A. And the cops blame it on the neighborhood, or the drugs, or poverty when the reality is they refuse to step in until the situation has erupted into violence, and someone’s hurt or dead.
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Lately, I’ve been making an attempt not to talk to our cabbies as we ride from one place to the other. This is made easier by the fact that the cab companies are hiring older men who can’t hear, so the CB’s turned up all the way, and we’re deafened by static the entire ride. [...]
Apparently I spoke entirely too soon. I’m not sure I have the energy to talk about it, right now. Basically they want blood from a stone in less than twenty-four hours. And I bet you’ll never guess how late I am. Three days. Yep. The bill was due on the 19th. It’s the 22nd. And [...]