Is Antioch a Ghetto? Hell No!!!!!!!!...
Antioch guy all my life

Brentwood, CA

#44 Nov 8, 2009
Whatever wrote:
Oh, he is in here just too scared to play at the moment.
Right now he is milling over how he can spin it back.
We are all repulsed by what we see as the 'bad element' in Antioch but to keep focus on that is insane. There is plenty of good in Antioch.
Thank you, "Whatever", and those who are trying to balance out the overemphasis on "Antioch is going to hell in a handbasket" mentality.

Antioch has always had a mix of people. It's not so different today, just a different mix. Look up Antioch's history. Downtown in the 1800's sounds like it was not so tame. There was a saloon known as "Bucket of Blood", with a bordello above it, and bars everywhere. Doesn't mean that's all the town was about. There were also grocery stores, department stores, thriving businesses of various types, families... all of the normal stuff that makes up a community.

The point is, any community has its good, bad, and ugly. The question is, what part is each of us going to play? Are we going to add to the good, try to counteract the bad, or just point out the ugly over and over. What is worth your time and effort?

“ur silence screams your truth ”

Since: Oct 09

Oakley

#45 Nov 9, 2009
do a little research
my beautiful town of Antioch ranked 198 on City Crime Rate Rankings in 2004 thats out of 385 city
in 2008 we ranked 104
do the math ======
also why should I move I was born in this town maybe the trouble makers should move maybe we as a community should come together and resolve the issue in steed of turning our back and pretending it doesn't happen.. im sure when your car get broken into or one of your family members gets robes at gun point or stabbed for taking a walking in some 16 year old child clamed gang property "the local PARK" then we will hear you on this site right along with us but by then you will once agian change your name on this thread so none of us now it is you agreeing with us..

“"talkin abuot Shaft"”

Since: May 09

Grozny, USSR

#46 Nov 9, 2009
Antioch guy all my life wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you, "Whatever", and those who are trying to balance out the overemphasis on "Antioch is going to hell in a handbasket" mentality.
Antioch has always had a mix of people. It's not so different today, just a different mix. Look up Antioch's history. Downtown in the 1800's sounds like it was not so tame. There was a saloon known as "Bucket of Blood", with a bordello above it, and bars everywhere. Doesn't mean that's all the town was about. There were also grocery stores, department stores, thriving businesses of various types, families... all of the normal stuff that makes up a community.
The point is, any community has its good, bad, and ugly. The question is, what part is each of us going to play? Are we going to add to the good, try to counteract the bad, or just point out the ugly over and over. What is worth your time and effort?
Your are mistaken if you think every community has as many bad points as Antioch. Another politically correct response, its because of dummies like you that allowed Antioch to turn into a total dump, with your "lets ignore the obvious because we can't say that all these low income people are ruining the neighborhood" attitude. You are so caught up with the thought police it's disgusting. I love how you use the example of Antioch used to be part of the wild west because it had a bordello, so lets just accept the fact that 150 years of progress did nothing for Antioch and we live back in the wild west again, except instead of outlaw cowboys we have welfare crack dealers. Your wahts wrong with the world. Your scum
blackcat

Brentwood, CA

#47 Nov 10, 2009
The 'Bad element' needs to be understood and MOST are teenagers with nothing to do! MAYBE ALL U TAXPAYERS OUT THERE SHOULD FIND PROGRAMS FOR THESE KIDS AND STOP complaining about the same problem that has been around for decades, my husband sat and talked w/one of the kids that was near the memorial on Sycamore.....he was sad they didn't know y it had happened and they have parents too, maybe if we all quit JUDGING and try to understand what is going on we might get somewhere...but this bull does NOTHING to help keep MY children safe!! It's sad to me...we are judged all the time, but people have no idea what we are really going through! I am moveing from G street because it is not safe......anyone living under a rock...come out and realize A GHETTO can be 1 block...not a whole city...and downtown /G street/sycamore etc...IS A GHETTO!!!

“ur silence screams your truth ”

Since: Oct 09

Oakley

#48 Nov 10, 2009
blackcat wrote:
The 'Bad element' needs to be understood and MOST are teenagers with nothing to do! MAYBE ALL U TAXPAYERS OUT THERE SHOULD FIND PROGRAMS FOR THESE KIDS AND STOP complaining about the same problem that has been around for decades, my husband sat and talked w/one of the kids that was near the memorial on Sycamore.....he was sad they didn't know y it had happened and they have parents too, maybe if we all quit JUDGING and try to understand what is going on we might get somewhere...but this bull does NOTHING to help keep MY children safe!! It's sad to me...we are judged all the time, but people have no idea what we are really going through! I am moveing from G street because it is not safe......anyone living under a rock...come out and realize A GHETTO can be 1 block...not a whole city...and downtown /G street/sycamore etc...IS A GHETTO!!!
sounds like you may have judged there your self little missy.. funny how when you pointed at us and when you looked down at your on hand three of your own finger were pointing right back at your self.. hate to say it but its impossible to be non-judge mental in our society this just proves it.. even while telling us to not judge the poor little hoodlum she is judging us innocent home owners and in the same sentience letting us know what part of town to watch out for..
by the way lady the day i get mugged and its my fault because i didn't offer the kid something fun to do is the day I will shoot the little fucker for mugging the wrong person..
I highley doubt that rounding up all the hoodlums and taking them for a fun filled trip to great America is going to solve anything.. by the way we have youth organizations after school programs the water park the skate park and many other things to do around to keep them bussy.

“"talkin abuot Shaft"”

Since: May 09

Grozny, USSR

#49 Nov 10, 2009
blackcat wrote:
The 'Bad element' needs to be understood and MOST are teenagers with nothing to do! MAYBE ALL U TAXPAYERS OUT THERE SHOULD FIND PROGRAMS FOR THESE KIDS AND STOP complaining about the same problem that has been around for decades, my husband sat and talked w/one of the kids that was near the memorial on Sycamore.....he was sad they didn't know y it had happened and they have parents too, maybe if we all quit JUDGING and try to understand what is going on we might get somewhere...but this bull does NOTHING to help keep MY children safe!! It's sad to me...we are judged all the time, but people have no idea what we are really going through! I am moveing from G street because it is not safe......anyone living under a rock...come out and realize A GHETTO can be 1 block...not a whole city...and downtown /G street/sycamore etc...IS A GHETTO!!!
Yeah lets pay more taxes to keep these scumbags from being scumbags. Why as taxpayers should we have to pay more for the scum of society who are generally the offspring of the scum of society to somehow reform? Are you kidding me, we already pay for the prison system, judicial system, every stupid program to help low income a-holes move to places they couldn't afford to begin with, more money goes to schools that are the worst schools than the best. If it wasn't for government funded programs Antioch would still be a nice place, your a frickin moron. The only sensible solution I have is to offer all these scumbags a chas offer to voluntarily sterilize, that is about the only solution I can figure on.
Whipit

Antioch, CA

#50 Nov 10, 2009
The truth wrote:
I love our town and the creeps who call it a ghetto can get out.
Anyone who thinks a couple neighborhoods make a city bad or that a service station makes the who town is nuts.
We are a city, like any other city we have crime but we are far from a ghetto and the people who are lying and saying we are, are just low life neighboring town realtors trying to get to buy somewhere further from the bay area.
They're all fakes cause if they cared they would not say that about our beautiful town.
They should just move and remember to take their hate with them.
I love Antioch but then I did chose where I live and didn't just end up in a bad hood.
GrimeyBoy

Pittsburg, CA

#51 Nov 10, 2009
hahahahaha im a 21 year old resident of antioch and i've been livin here for the past 15 years of my life. i grew up ALL over antioch, downtown to uptown, sycamore to deer valley and from what i have seen and experianced i cant exactly call it the ghetto but then again it aint da safest place to live in. well ive actualy learned it really depends on who you realy are. me i grew up in and around gangs so it was never realy safe fo me around here. antioch is jus a small town wit thugz drugz and gunz gettin bigger. also antioch has had tons of ppl move here from da real ghettos, strait outa oakland, richmond, frisco, san jo, you name it we basicly got erbody moving here cuz dey see nice big houses for sale and cheap! dats why da crime rates been jacked up.

well anyways i dnt even know wat else to say! im on! so peace up Antioch town down
9 2 5
whatever

Antioch, CA

#52 Nov 11, 2009
GrimeyBoy wrote:
hahahahaha im a 21 year old resident of antioch and i've been livin here for the past 15 years of my life. i grew up ALL over antioch, downtown to uptown, sycamore to deer valley and from what i have seen and experianced i cant exactly call it the ghetto but then again it aint da safest place to live in. well ive actualy learned it really depends on who you realy are. me i grew up in and around gangs so it was never realy safe fo me around here. antioch is jus a small town wit thugz drugz and gunz gettin bigger. also antioch has had tons of ppl move here from da real ghettos, strait outa oakland, richmond, frisco, san jo, you name it we basicly got erbody moving here cuz dey see nice big houses for sale and cheap! dats why da crime rates been jacked up.
well anyways i dnt even know wat else to say! im on! so peace up Antioch town down
9 2 5
This is same guy doing the same BS. Now he changes his age and acts like people in gangs type the same as they talk. That they are some how running Antioch.
Won't happen/
Can't Happen.
No one writes that way and if they did what's this actor's supposed mission?
"Gangster cares about image of city?"
It's goofy and that means the same guy that posts this crap is doing the Woodie stuff.
No doubt gangs do live in Antioch. The Hells Angels have always called Antioch home and WHO CARES?
They live everywhere.
This is just scare tactics that play on TV fears we are invaded.
SINGLE BIGGEST MOTIVATOR according to political move play book.
It scars and demoralizes people into moving.
Is Antioch changing?
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!
SO IS THE WHOLE COUNTRY!!!!
Will we adapt ?
What choice do we have?
Are you crapping your pants already?
This guy is a fake!!!!!!!!!!
No where is really safe. This idiot has an agenda.
Kill Your TV

Pittsburg, CA

#53 Nov 12, 2009
It wasn't so much if Antioch is a ghetto. It is "We don't want it to become a Ghetto". Of course Oakland and Richmond are worse but Antioch could become bad like them. That being said Antioch has so much potential. It's really physically beautiful to look at. People pay millions for views not much different than what we get in the hills overlooking the delta. I love palm trees and Antioch has a lot of them and beautiful rolling hills. just want to reduce the problems to at least Walnut Creek levels where you might only (only) get 1 murder a year. But you still have to deal with rude people and such. Hey this is the New California. lets just enjoy what we have.

“"talkin abuot Shaft"”

Since: May 09

Grozny, USSR

#54 Nov 12, 2009
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
This is same guy doing the same BS. Now he changes his age and acts like people in gangs type the same as they talk. That they are some how running Antioch.
Won't happen/
Can't Happen.
No one writes that way and if they did what's this actor's supposed mission?
"Gangster cares about image of city?"
It's goofy and that means the same guy that posts this crap is doing the Woodie stuff.
No doubt gangs do live in Antioch. The Hells Angels have always called Antioch home and WHO CARES?
They live everywhere.
This is just scare tactics that play on TV fears we are invaded.
SINGLE BIGGEST MOTIVATOR according to political move play book.
It scars and demoralizes people into moving.
Is Antioch changing?
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!
SO IS THE WHOLE COUNTRY!!!!
Will we adapt ?
What choice do we have?
Are you crapping your pants already?
This guy is a fake!!!!!!!!!!
No where is really safe. This idiot has an agenda.
Whatever, you know your rambling makes no sense at all, what are you talking about?
ANTIOCH WHAT

Russellville, KY

#55 Nov 12, 2009
antioch is mutha f..ken wack that is no f..ken ghetto .......sycomore is one weak assss street ....yall niccas is a joke fo real.deer valley is straight suburb come on now ....
To Mr Troll

Pittsburg, CA

#56 Nov 13, 2009
ANTIOCH WHAT wrote:
antioch is mutha f..ken wack that is no f..ken ghetto .......sycomore is one weak assss street ....yall niccas is a joke fo real.deer valley is straight suburb come on now ....
Yah OK. You're so thug. go eat some corn bread or your biscuits and gravey, Thug Life.
The lesser slime

Antioch, CA

#57 Nov 14, 2009
ANTIOCH WHAT wrote:
antioch is mutha f..ken wack that is no f..ken ghetto .......sycomore is one weak assss street ....yall niccas is a joke fo real.deer valley is straight suburb come on now ....
Those are only two hoods in a city of 100,000.
There are many nice places here in Antioch that are free of creeps. Even those aren't that bad.
Sycamore was gentry when it was built. Apartments always suck sooner or later.
The more they build the more they suck.
I go by there all the time.
Bunch of pussies...
Thugs vs weasles...
I'll prefer thugs.
They only came here cause the weasels built them an apartment.
hayhohay

Pittsburg, CA

#58 Nov 15, 2009
But how did the Williamson Ranch district (Deer Valley High School Neighborhood) become a "ghetto". THe houses are nice.
Tamantha Jones

Pittsburg, CA

#59 Nov 15, 2009
Nigg8 please!
Why

Antioch, CA

#60 Nov 15, 2009
Tamantha Jones wrote:
Nigg8 please!
As much as cheap white trash want to blame poor blacks for the problem it was a people problem.
Deer Valley HS was the biggest and most expensive built in Ca. It was the knee jerk reaction to greedy development and their whores who they installed in office.
They thought "build it and they will come" and they didn't.
They lowered their sites to fill house that there was never a buyer for.
They got the sub prime loans and lived the good life till the bubble burst.
The black children than brought the crime were recruited here (not that black is any more the problem than petty white trash like you self) by the city government. They were expelled from Richmond and brought to AUSD under the 'Mentor program' which was lead by the NAACP fame and fortune free lance race hustlers who had connections with the city government. More students were needed because DVHS was near empty and there was no books or money due to the short sighted greedy AUSD who made a record amount of change orders while micro managing the goliath project. So, to make money they brought in the pupils no one wanted.
The high risk youth expelled by Richmond School District.
One bad apple can spoil the lot and in the case of DVHS was a warehouse full of kids with no direction or sense of community yet.
All of what followed was the result of city government not the section 8 program that the city is now working hard to destroy the PR image of to construct a second program that would double it.
All roads and in this case 'blame' lead straight to city hall and the mess they made constructing homes there was no need for and courting citizens that could not pay the taxes let alone home prices to live here.
I recall councilman Arne Simonsen once saying "My daughter can't find an apartment to rent so I am for developers." They paid plenty to him for elections too.
Anyone who was against development and entered office was beat down by little crumbs like Daniel Lee who worked hard at lies and gossip for PROPAC to rid the system of any checks or balances.
They still do but the wind has been knocked out of their sails in the private sector so they are seeking the o'l "We need critically needed low income housing" "A port authority" " BART village" scams. Joel Keller destroyed Antioch with the help of his friend Tom Torlackson.
There are no real conservatives in this county, Just foxes in the hen house.
Of course you have come down from your late night high where you get your kicks out of tricky words like 'nigg8' but it's always the same guy in here.
Backhax

Pittsburg, CA

#61 Nov 15, 2009
Wow I pretty much pointed all of that our in the past but without accusing any city officials. I just knew what was happening but not who was behind it. Do you have evidence of cheating officials. I think that's a crime and they could be fined pretty bad if you can prove this. I would like to see you prove it please. Name names and what exactly they did and what source you're getting it from. remember, I'm not attacking you. I don't work for the city. I want to see sources of information. Valid ones.
Why

Antioch, CA

#62 Nov 15, 2009
First off it wasn't criminally unlawful and a civil case won't hold water on testimony from this forum nor will it ever bring them down.

It's your battle. I don't need these people on my back when I can't see any real purpose to your angle and no reason to stick my neck out for an abusive alias.
exodus2016

Pittsburg, CA

#63 Nov 15, 2009
Why wrote:
First off it wasn't criminally unlawful and a civil case won't hold water on testimony from this forum nor will it ever bring them down.
It's your battle. I don't need these people on my back when I can't see any real purpose to your angle and no reason to stick my neck out for an abusive alias.
You guys are the abusive ones. Almost combative. Why not name sources as asked. Exodus 20:16

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