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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M and I did our bimonthly run to the meat market today. It was packed. We should’ve expected it. The market’s smack dab in the middle of Welfare Row and today’s the second of the month. It didn’t even cross my mind, though, till we were on the way home. So there’s the usual big-mouthed [...]