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My point being is that Youngstown, in general, has encountered violence from all races, not just these "gangstas." Pointing fingers at one community isn't going to prevent any further violence from happening withing the area. By putting the blame on one particular group, no problems will be solved. Even if the Mayor can make the smallest difference with gun control in Youngstown, it is one less of a life in harm's way.
June 21, 2010 at 1:13 p.m.
Are you really going to discriminate against the Caucasian population in this argument? There is just as much violence within their culture as there is within the African American culture, whether it involves guns or not. With your comment, you are generalizing far too much. Maybe you have never encountered African Americans outside of your bubble, but not ALL of them lack family values. In fact, I know just as many, if not MORE, Caucasians who lack family values as well as morals. Blaming the African American community does not solve the problem of these "gangstas" (your wording, not mine). However it does display your complete ignorance to the fact that white people are responsible for violence, too.
By the way, This is coming from a Caucasian female, just in case if wanted to mark this response as biased.
June 21, 2010 at 8:32 a.m.
Correction to your post- Jamel is still alive and remains in critical condition.
Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers because despite the recent troubles he has been involved with, Jamel is a great kid with a good heart.
May Tracy Banks rest in peace and the deepest condolences to her family, friends, and community.
June 21, 2010 at 8:16 a.m.
For anyone who knows Jamel, knows that he has a good heart and is a great person to have in your life. Jamel, Your Ursuline Family is praying for you so hard right now! Hang in there, Biggs! And the greatest sympathy to Tracy's family and friends. May she rest in peace.
June 21, 2010 at 12:36 a.m.