America doesn't change. This is the same America your parents, grandparents and great-great grandparents struggle to coexist and fought for equality. The solution is to change approach. Instead of continuing to bang heads against brick walls, why not better utilize your resources? Use those funds and donations to build skills where your communities can become self sufficient and won't have to beg and belittle. You have the gift right there before you in your young people. Provide them with the skills and training so your schools and communities won't have to always be in a state of deterioration. Bring in the right people who know what they're doing to teach. Schools like Howard and Riverside were self-sustaining. In that the schools offered all the classes needed to keep the schools in god repair. If something needed fixing the students and their instructors took care of the repairs. The students were graded accordingingly.
Any federal dollars sent down have always been diverted to something other than what they were initially meant. The pretense was to help the poor communities and schools, but when the funds the monies are used for everything but.
Chauncey: She has a clean criminal record in Hamilton County.
Does the above statement means Chauncey does have a criminal record elsewhere?
Reporting the news use, to carry a certain class, distinction and honor that guaranteed the respect of the reader. Now everything in America seems to have sunken to tabloid status. The more gruesome the telling of a story the more sensational?
thedeltajews: "child molesters as a youth pastor?????? lucky the police rolled up on him,cause if any of the folks in the hood knew they would not tell the police because of the "no snitch rule""
That "don't snitch rule" exist in the 'burbs too, delta , and is infact most prevalent within police departments. Just ask any cop what happens when he tries to out a fellow bad cop.
The greatest cover any abuser has is a position of authority where he or she will be believed over his or her victim. There's a wide range of such positions out there. From preachers, teachers, cops and the list goes on. You'd most likely have been the first to call the young teen from the hood a liar if he'd come to you for help.
With so many empty and boarded up public housing units in Chattanooga, the homeless situation should be at a minimum to non-existing. Yet, I've come across entire families who are homeless in the city of Chattanooga. When asked, many will say they once lived in public housing but their lease was terminated and they were forced to move most often because they'd rubbed management and public housing police the wrong way who retaliated against them.
What are all of you going to say when one of these PTSD cops go postal and shoot up an entire precinct or go on a rampage shooting up and killing citizens? Not to mention other similar close cause have already happened in other parts of the nation where an individual whose psychological warned they were not fit for duty but the department hired them anyway. You'll be the first to want heads to roll saying the individual should have never been hired in the first place.
If the average mentally unstable citizen shouldn't be allowed to carry a gun then certainly a potentially mentally unstable cop shouldn't be allowed either. These days too many cops are coming onto the force with serious and severe mental and emotional issues that often requires strong medication, but they're hired anyway even when against the suggestion of pyschological findings that they shouldn't be hired. That's a danger to them, their fellow officers and most certainly to the citizens they might encounter on a daily basis. They usually end up costing the local government and taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fees.
dave it wasn't the mayor. It was the elite of the city who fought him tooth and nail over building a one stop homeless center on 11TH Street. They didn't want to have been encouraged to move into the inner city only to have to live in such close proximity to poor people. The same goes for people who once lived in the suburbs now migrating back to the inner city. They've formed powerful neighborhood associations in conjunction with utilizing the powers of the police to run poor homeowners out. OH! They put on a good show with doing charitable works for the poor and proclaiming to be good christians and all. But that's all it is, just a show. Behind all that lies a darkness, a cover, a veil to hide their true agenda. They were once open about their intent, but then they realized just how terrible and "unchristian" it made them look. So they changed their strategy, but their underlying intent remains intact.