BillyT Posted December 8, 2017 Share Posted December 8, 2017 "Macks in Nigeria, I saw the video of the lady dragging her kid out of the riot! Good for her!There have been several "public service messages" by the Pinellas county sheriff and others about locking your car,as the majority of cars stolen have been unlocked with the keys in them! Ok who leaves their car unlocked with the keys in it in today's world? However it doesn't address the root of the problem! Everyone on this site is either a working tradesman or women or retired from a lifetime of work,if any of us walked past an unlocked car with the keys in it would we be compelled to steal it? The majority of the car thefts by 14 and 15 year old mostly black youths occurred in the wee hrs of the morning as they "troll the neighborhood"looking for unlocked cars! Why weren't they home in bed?! Several of these young criminals were interviewed concerning why they were stealing cars? Boredom was mentioned by several as the root cause! What impressed (or depressed) me most was their level of grammatical errors was so unbelievable, that they were almost speaking a foreign language! Surely the result of skipping school so often! I really feel bad for the many responsible people of color who are raising their children properly and are stereotyped and compared to those who aren't! Saw an editorial by Charlie Ward,award winning quarterback at University of Florida and African American, a term I don't often use,who said that one of the best gifts you can give your children is a book! Amen! Every Christmas my mother gave me at least one book,and read to me as a little kid! I'll use the term African American again,in referring to retired Tampa Bay buccaneers Derrick Brooks who is extensively involved in many charities, including building homes for single mothers who are killing themselves trying to raise their children properly! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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