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. [...]
What are you doing Saturday, May 22nd? Do you live in or around Schenectady, New York? Have you used one of our parks or bike trails or playgrounds? Then you’re darn right I’m talking to you. So I ask you again, what are you doing Saturday, May 22nd? This morning we stopped down to the [...]
National Grid is an energy provider in upstate New York. In some areas, like Schenectady, they are the only energy supplier. The government and National Grid will tell you that’s not true. They will tell you that there are a number of other energy suppliers in upstate New York. That you’re more than welcome to [...]