Can you imagine being a cop these days? Would you feel comfortable approaching a car with just a traffic violation knowing there's a chance you are going ot get shot? Or you are going to be acused of being a racist?
Over half the city being rental property also has contributed to this mess. HUD housing or Section 8 housing where the landlord is paid directly from the government, do you think those renters are going to spruce up the yard? Do you think the landlord is going to keep up on maintenance or slap a coat of paint on the front steps? HELL NO. The renters have no real skin in the game, they arene't paying property taxes, they probably don't even grasp the concept. And the slumlords, as long as they do pay the taxes, most don't even live anywhere near here, and have no intentions of heeding any violation they might get. It's so out of hand there is no way the city has the funds to legally pursue all these landlords and the problem just perpetuates. NO PRIDE.
NO PRIDE, ABSOLUTELYL NOT AN OUNCE OF PRIDE, from over fifty percent of our residents. Their only worry is if the LINK card has been refilled, time for a new tattoo, getting their nails done, Miller time, cigarettes and XXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX. Nine times out of ten there isnt a father figure in the home, and its generational poverty, year after year.
There I said it. That's what happened to our city.