Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Street gangs

A few weeks ago the daughter if a co-worker of mine got into trouble with gang members.

She saw a little girl that was in trouble and intervene in the situation and everything turned against her.
The few days that followed this day were terrible; she got beaten up and threaten multiple times.
Police and school worked together and the main little girl that was the trouble maker got kick out a school and placed into a closed facility for troubled kids.
But later that same week, other members of the group told her it wasn’t over. And what do you now a few days later, my co-worker got a phone call from school saying her daughter a tumbled down the stairs…coincidence or not? She needed to go to the hospital.

It’s terrible to see 12, 13 and 14 years old with knives and guns, threatening others…aren’t they supposed to be playing and being kids?
While growing up I wasn’t living in the city so I never saw much besides fields of corns and cows.
It is a rough world out there. As much as I love the city, I don’t know if I would want to raise my kids here; it is scary.

Do any of you have experiences/ stories that are related to gangs?


Josie said...

En campagne, c'est d'autres problèmes mais le phénomène des gangs est moins pire je pense.

Je ne voudrais jamais que mes enfants soient élevés à Montréal pour cette raison.

Ren du Braque said...

Voilà un article sur ce fléau : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/nyregion/12newburgh.html

la paragraphe sur la définition de l'état (dans l'article c'est la communauté--Le NYT est un journal américain) est plutôt prégnante.

carrie1 said...

Although my Highschool was never bad when I was there... back in the day when my brother went there, there was a shooting after one of the football games. My Mom, sister and I were right in front of it waiting to pick up my brother when it happend. From that day on our school was know and still is known as Gang Run. (the kid who did the shooting was from another school.)

Mrs. Lovely said...

That's awful. It seems that kids are growing up faster than when I was their age. When I was 12 the last thing on my mind was hurting someone like that. Though, right now at 29, that's not something I would do. It's sad. :(

Christa said...

That is so sad. It's so scary to think that this stuff goes on! That poor girl! I hope things don't go any further than they already have.

Things have def happened at my school and in my town that were gang related but I stay out of it as does the rest of my family!

I just hope none of us ever get caught in the cross-fire!

Andhari said...

That's disgusting, on such a young age. Honestly they all should be gathered and kept in some sort of rehabilitation facility. Those little gang members should not be out there with normal people.