Many thanks to both you gals for your input...you have offered information which unfortunately is a reality. I don't believe a lot of Northerners, are yet aware of.
My girlfriend lives in NJ, not far from Flemington, where the MS13 gang is presently known to be…she said there are approximately 20 – 30 of them and it was reported that 3 or 4 of them were deported because they were hard core criminals wanted by their own government. She was very concerned.
Marty Jo...I know of the Russian gangs you speak of. My aunt lived in CA...she used to call and tell me of all these different gangs which were taking over some towns....and years ago, (before the Bush Administration) she was livid with our government and our lackadaisical immigration laws....she told me you didn't dare go out after dark.
She commented more then once, that our country would never be the same and warned me that these gangs would move northward, that it was just a matter of time. She emphasized that we had no idea what was going on. Three major hospitals were forced to close down, due to so many immigrants receiving free care, no insurance, bringing in diseases, requiring long term hospital care.
The press didn't cover it, and our government didn't want us to know about it. For years the Southerners have been trying to get the attention of the Press, our Government (even before the Bush Administration) and the residents of the U.S. to let them know how bad things really were.
I have a friend who is Russian; she told me of these Russian gangs’ years ago, honestly, I ignored her warnings, thinking she was perhaps over reacting, along with my aunt. I really did believe at the time, they were both over reacting and this wasn’t as bad as they were proclaiming it to be.
A few years ago, we were having trouble with a neighbor...people were ringing our doorbell looking for him. He was from Columbia...the people ringing our door bell were scary, bandanas, tattoos all over the place, not just one or two, etc.
Then a friend from Arizona phoned and I happened to mention this to him. He warned me to be very careful...to wake up and keep an eye on what was going on...low and behold, he was right, they were running drugs! Later I found out, he was a large ring leader and drug runner of a gang and people were really afraid of him.
Even then, it took a while for it to sink in...I was in denial...Right down the street from where I live, there was a young man attacked by another man with a machete...???? Can you imagine??? I don’t know if he lived?
This is the neighborhood I grew up in…quiet, kind hearted people, who looked out for each other, and their neighbors children, who were pillars in the community?
So, Karen, I can more then understand your fears for your son, which are quit real, and more then warranted. I live the same with my 89 year old mother.
Karen, MartyJo, yanno what I dislike the most about this, the loss of naivety, the loss of feeling safe, the constant fear of looking over your shoulder, the worry for you loved ones, wondering if they are safe, wondering what will happen next?
I never thought in my wildest dreams, that my safety would be compromised, that my country would be overrun with gangs…not to mention disease, lack of medical care…people stealing gas out of my car, people getting stabbed on my street…kids walking through our property…driving down our street like it was a major highway…no respect for the law, or consideration for others…having to listen to Cuban/Mexican music so loud sometimes it shakes the windows on our house…and I’m not exaggerating…
From my description, you might think I live in a poverty ridden neighborhood. Think again? It isn’t the Ritz…what it is, is middle class America.
It was stated in an article, that the MS13 gang members are so ruthless; they have been labeled cop killers???? No respect, no fear for the consequences of their actions. They are a culture of a civil war which took place in El Salvador. So yes indeed Karen, I understand your concerns
Many people are not aware of the problems which will more then likely hit our communities due to so many people flocking into this country, under the radar...much as we don’t like to face the fact that we were wrong…we are…maybe for caring to much and not enough for ourselves, for our own safety, communities, families…we didn’t think or believe this would happen…we only wanted to help others have a better life?
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[This message has been edited by LeeJ (05-23-2006 10:29 AM).]