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KEEPIN IT REAL……
Your tax dollars at work.
This says it all, language, dress, location, character.
This is what happens when we “store” humans in ‘projects”. These young men are just playing the role they have been set up for, next stop prison or death in the streets. We all know this.
When they are not “hanging out”, selling drugs, breaking into homes and cars, or robbing people they are having sex and producing the next generation of project kids. Yes this vid says it all.
The east end is full of young drop outs with no future due mainly to us having the largest portion of “projects” in this city. These children will not stop doing what they are doing til something is done to help them (They may be 21 or older but you heard them, children). We need to close these projects, relocate these families to better communities and give them support ( spiritually, financially, positive role models) to help them understand that they can break this insane downward cycle. I would also add I think our government should make it more difficult to receive any financial gain from having children. Maybe even draconian measures. We need to rethink this entire process and stop investing our monies in a failing system.
Perhaps someone can enlighten me as to the purpose of this video?
…it’s just another day in obama/marshville!
Luke, the purpose of this video is to show what bad asses these clowns are. Nevermind that they are apparently able bodied and still living in the projects. They’re still cool. Didn’t you get that sense from the video too?
Glad to see that not being able to afford his own housing didn’t hold the gentleman at around the 4:00 mark back from buying a sack of weed that would probably cover the cost of many folks rent.
Where are all the folks who were talking about how it was alright for folks in public housing to buy 50″ plasmas a few weeks ago. Is this also an ok splurge for these hard working folks?
You can take the kids out the “jects” but you cant take the “jects our the kids. This goes way above the East End, the city, and the state. Its time for the Fed government to do something else with my tax dollars. Very rare does a family stay in public housing until they are “back on their feet”. Its just generations upon gernerations of freeloaders.
Side note: A large portion of this vid was taken in the 1300 blk of Coalter St. which is private apartments not Mosby Court. Not that it really matters, its all Section 8 housing. Apartments were named Fairhills. May have been renamed recently.
It is my understanding that this “temporary” solution was intended for women & children. I actually had someone new to Richmond & a dept. in Economic Dev. say they saw MEN strolling around the projects & sitting on front stoops. I replied, “where do you think all the children come from?” He was shocked. I was the one shocked that nothing is being done to change policy, as Julestools says, or at lease enforce policy if men are not suppose to be living there. But who would the little kids hang out with all day – barefoot & listening to that vulgar language?
“where do you think all the children come from?”
I’m in favor of providing a safety net for those in need and think most people are. However, many folks are using this safety net as a free pass to avoid any responsibility.
Would it be asking too much for us to expect that free housing come with rules that no adult men are allowed and that the housing department will conduct periodic inspections of the taxpayer owned housing for drugs and weapons? We may not be able to mandate good behavior but enabling bad behavior is a little much to ask taxpayers funding this lifestyle to swallow.
Someone should forward a link to this video on to the RRHA, mayor, city council (especially Newbile!) and perhaps some local media outlets. I’d LOVE to hear their responses!
You mean forward a link of this to the folks who got elected by basically representing status quo like this? I can save you the time…
Public response – “We are deeply concerned and will commission a study.”
Private reaction – “Sweet! Looks like births are up in Mosby. Next reelection should be even easier.”
Sadly, your hypothetical responses are probably the truth. However, I think if the news media and perhaps the local civic associations picked this up and ran with it, the outcome might be a little different. Look at how the Route 5 study was quickly admonished by the CHA.
There is power in local media and local politics if you play the right cards.
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