Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach

Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach

There are 24 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jul 1, 2010, titled Girl, 9, is among 3 shot in Long Beach. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Police today were investigating a possibly gang-related shooting that left three people injured, including a 9-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet, authorities said.

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skittles

Las Vegas, NV

#26 Jul 2, 2010
The problem wrote:
The problem in LB can be solved. We need to "Price-out" the unemployed, non tax-paying, uneducated people. Basically come to a point where we DONT'T want any welfare folks, we have enough! Every city that has worked on improving their economy by catering to educated, taxpaying, contributors to society also enjoys dramatic reduction in crime. Crime is a by-product of poverty. This city has 23% of it's people living below the US poverty level. Poverty = crime. You can't give enough welfare to people to pull them out of poverty. You have to create a better, MORE EXPENSIVE city to live in... and the poor just leave because the can't afford to live here. This is not a new strategy. It has worked in 100's cities throughout the world. What's the crime levels in San Diego, Newport Beach? When LB decides to STOP catering to the poor with all of their stupid hand-outs and "social support" we will have a better city with much less crime. Plain and simple. "PRICE THEM OUT" !!!
Stop employing these people, the parents of these people, and anyone who affliates with gangbangers. Feeding them, especially very well, only multiplies their numbers.

I seen it where these evil people work jobs and then hang with their gangs at night or their cousins, children, or friends. We would not employ people that are terrorists or terrorists sympathizers--we are just rewarding bad behavior...

I know they deserve a second chance, especially after doing their time in jail; however, those mindsets and behhaviors probably never go away; it only takes something to drive them back to animalistic behavior. It's sad but they don't care about us in society so why should we care about them!
teacher

United States

#27 Jul 2, 2010
The problem wrote:
The problem in LB can be solved. We need to "Price-out" the unemployed, non tax-paying, uneducated people. Basically come to a point where we DONT'T want any welfare folks, we have enough! Every city that has worked on improving their economy by catering to educated, taxpaying, contributors to society also enjoys dramatic reduction in crime. Crime is a by-product of poverty. This city has 23% of it's people living below the US poverty level. Poverty = crime. You can't give enough welfare to people to pull them out of poverty. You have to create a better, MORE EXPENSIVE city to live in... and the poor just leave because the can't afford to live here. This is not a new strategy. It has worked in 100's cities throughout the world. What's the crime levels in San Diego, Newport Beach? When LB decides to STOP catering to the poor with all of their stupid hand-outs and "social support" we will have a better city with much less crime. Plain and simple. "PRICE THEM OUT" !!!
Newport Beach, and it's infrastructure, was essentially set before State mandated "affordable housing" schemes went into effect. What this means is if you're a housing developer, and want to build a tract of upscale homes in a new section of a town, you MUST provide "affordable housing," within that housing tract. This means, if you wanted to build something akin to Park Estates, within Park Estates, you'd have to build tract houses like those built for the poor along Atlantic Ave.-right next door.

This supposedly Buffie and Steve living right next door to Shaqueequee and her 4 fatherless kids?

Amateur social engineers (politicians and special interest freaks) figure Shaqueequee will make friends with Buffie and Steve, and they'll teach her and her kids how to behave in civilized upper-level society. That is, Shaqueequee will behave better when she has someone positive to model.

Unfortunately, our social engineers are forgetting one fact of human nature: if you have no "skin in the game," then you don't take the game seriously. If you're given the keys to a house you didn't plan for, and work for, you won't care about it any more than the squalid apartment you lived in before. It may even upset your psychological "comfort zone," so that you sabatage any possibility of keeping that house, and you get "blacker" than ever, while living right next door to Buffie and Steve. Much to the horror and resulting white flight of B and S.

So remember, when you have something to lose, you tend to try to move yourself, and your assets away from threats. When you have NOTHING to really lose, you threaten.

And this is why HUD... fails.
420dude

Placentia, CA

#28 Jul 2, 2010
man theres always somethin goin down in this neighborhood. ive lived near ramona park for almost 21 years and its gotten so whack lately. police are always harassing people around the park, pulling over any car that drives down obispo ave if its past 11:30, hell theres a helicopter circling around right now. i hear em everyday hover around. and the constant sound of a cop car engine driving 100 mph down little ass obispo ave. just to pull someone over with a tiny crack in the taillight. i mean really i dont go one day that i wont see a cop patrolling my neighborhood. so having little cops patrolling isnt the problem...its that THEY NEED TO START FOCUSING ON STUFF LIKE THIS and quit wasting their time pulling over someone cuz of something real stupid. and i bet you even before the shooting happen im sure their were about 3 or 4 cop cars patrolling the area.
SOLUTIONS

Bell, CA

#29 Jul 5, 2010
Cut welfare. Welfare for 3 years MAX. that gives people enough time to get an AA or some kind of certification. after 3 years NO HAND OUTS! Oh and only give welfare for the first 2 kids. NO MORE! Make MANDATORY free sterilization for those on welfare. This should do the trick!

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