Los Angeles County has some beautiful weather and beautiful cities. But, we also have a gang problem. Some young people are born in to gangs. Some choose to join and their jumped in to the gang, and they rep their hoods like they actually own the block. I’ve met gang members that are intelligent and polite individuals. And yet some gang members (no gang in particular) become murderers. Taking the lives of young children who are not even associated with gangs. Killing young fathers that have no gang ties, young men who were just on the way to school, just going to work, hanging out with their children.
I know some guys that have a part of normal family nucleus and join gangs. And some that are in “dysfunctional” or one parent households that don’t go near gangs. I know that the streets can be a powerful attraction, but murdering people you don’t even know, tearing some Mother’s heart out, destroying families. People that have the same issues you do. I remember one youngster saying “you sound like my Mom,” and I said and she loves you (and he agreed). I have to ask why L.A?
To the gang members (no gang in particular) I would say Love yourself, Value yourself. I would say, please STOP this. You deserve to do so much more with your life.
Say Something L.A. What do think about this senseless challenge to just kill 100 people.
Update: Donald Trump is leading the Republican party’s nominees in the poll at 34%
I know some of what he is saying is resonating with a lot of Americans, stronger border control, more jobs, restoring the United States to it’s global position, I get all of that! But the way he attacks Mexicans, Women, Muslims, and people in general says a whole lot about his character. And when he says things like “you don’t want to know what I would have done.” I want to reply actually I do. I don’t see attacking people with disabilities as a quality I want in a leader. And don’t you think it’s kind of weird how he attacks the Hispanic community and Muslim Community. When his first wife, had been in the country and had children and didn’t become a citizen until 1988, and his third wife didn’t become a citizen until 2006. It just seems some what hypocritical of someone who reportedly cheated on his first wife with his second to throw stones at other candidates marriages. I don’t know L.A., tell me your thoughts at SaySomethingLA.com
Previously blogged 7/2015
Well I don’t know why anyone is surprise. He may be rich and smart but look closely at this guy. His hair is swoop to the front with a flip, and honestly he has the eyes of one of the grand dragons of the Klan. (That’s just appearance I know) But, when you have a sixty-nine year old adult making generalizations about a whole entire race of people, that causes one to pause and ask what is really going on. The endorsements he’s losing probably want mean much, but people matter, and we can show him at the polls, that we are not about hatred and racism. What is your position L.A. Do you stand with or against “the Donald.”
The confederate flag and the German swastika (same thing) are symbols of hatred. They represent the oppression and exclusion of an entire group of people. I don’t understand Americans in 2015 that want to promote hatred. It’s so backwards for people in a country as progressive as the United States to maintain such and ignorant position. You really have to be concerned for some of the youth in the South, when they say things like “Here in the South, you either stand with us or you’re against us.” WHAAAT! This is the UNITED STATES OF A-MER-I-CA. I’m repulsed by your ignorance. Way past stupid. What’s your take L.A….Go ahead and say something?