Two people shot in Plainfield

Two people shot in Plainfield

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henry ruiz

Anderson, IN

#1 Mar 24, 2006
plainfield is growing and I think there is the need for more security.
tracey robinson

Englewood, NJ

#2 Mar 24, 2006
I really don't understand what is happening to Plainfield, Growing up there was it was like a family. People got mad at each other and fight but all this shooting and killing, we didnt have so much. Young People respect older people and look out for the young kids. Your parents know what you did, before the police was ever call. We had honor, respect, and love for each other. Drugs have always been around but dealer's back then had respect for the police, kids and the elders.

I grow up there in the west end projects, when i had to sleep on the floor and tanks with out my front door. Ride the school bus with National guarders so i could be safe. I remember think at i would never see sun light again or be able to walk the street.

I truly pray at you guy never have to live like at again for the old head you know what i am talking about!!!!! TALK TO YOUR KIDS BEFORE IT HAPPENS AGAIN IT ON THE WAY
Theresa

Winston Salem, NC

#3 Mar 30, 2006
Growing up in Plainfield in the 7O's was great, at that time you could walk the streets at anytime and not really worried about anything happening to you. Plainfield was clean and the houses were kept up. Now you can't even walk during the daytime without the fear of getting shot. I used to be very proud of the city, however it is hard for me to say that now.
CONCEREND RESIDENT

Fort Lee, NJ

#4 Apr 2, 2006
THE POLICE HERE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SOLVE EVERY CRIME THAT HITS THE STREETS OF PLAINFIELD HOW ABOUT DOING YOUR JOB AIN'T THAT WHAT WE PAY TAXES FOR BUT AS FLAVOR FLAV SAID "911 IS A JOKE IN YOUR TOWN" I SWEAR HE WAS TALKING ABOUT PLAINFIELD P.D.
PLAINFIELD HAS GONE STRAIGHT TO THE DOGS I SWEAR IT HAS. PARENTS ARE EITHER AFRAID OR DON'T WANT TO WHOOP THEIR KIDS A$$ BECAUSE THE AUTHORITIES TELL KIDS IF YOUR PARENTS BEAT YOU OR HIT YOU TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL THE POLICE WELL MAYBE THEY NEED TO RECANT THEIR STATEMENTS CAUSE THOSE KIDS WHO GETS NO DISCIPLINE WELL THEY ARE YOUR PROBLEMED CHILDREN WALKING THE STREETS OF PLAINFIELD SHOOTING ANY AND EVERYTHING MOVING. THIS TOWN IS A MAD HOUSE. I CANT STAND IT ANYMORE. I ALSO REMEMBER WALKING THE STREETS AND NOT REALLY HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT MUCH BUT NOW YOU CAN'T EVEN DRIVE IN YOUR CARS ON THE STREETS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT A CAR PULLING UP NEXT TO YOU AND FIRING SOME SHOTS AT YOU FROM A CHILD WHO CAN'T EVEN SPELL THE WORD GUN.
Plainfield native

Norfolk, VA

#5 Apr 5, 2006
Plainfield use to be so fun back in the day. You did not have to worry about riding down the street getting your car shot at or any other foolishness. I went to the high and that is were my fondest memories will be forever. I love Plainfield, but all this negative energy has to stop somewhere. We are loosing our young black brothers to violence. Someone needs to stand up and put an end to this. Come on yall we can make it how it use to be, i have faith in you.

P-FUNK stand up!!!!!!!!!!
Myth

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Apr 22, 2006
I agree with everybody about the state of Plainfield. But some of you same people are part of the problem. We all know the police aren't getting the job done so instead of letting the youth scare us to death, we have to reach out and begin to school them. The reason the crime used to be more about drugs than shooting and killing is we had old-heads out on the streets with the young dudes trying to school them about getting paper instead of trying to kill someone. The old-heads are gone so it's up to somebody to school these young dudes, if we keep trying to avoid them like they're going away, we'll all be sorry, trust me.
goldy

Belmont, MI

#7 Jul 7, 2006
Everyone who wrote about my city "plainfield' used to live here.You know things change and sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.When you lived here it was better.We are now going through a change.This is not only happening here but in any city or town of ang great size.The ones who stayed and the ones who were brave enough to move here we will overcome and again be a Queen city.I'm sure where ever your hometown is now there is a getto and a golden getto and a rich section.I know everybody wants their hometown to stay the same .Towns get old and so do we,So we have to start over with new blood and build up our cities again.Nothing stays the same
Dickmund

Plano, TX

#8 Aug 7, 2006
I escaped Plainfield a few years ago.It has become such a savage area that perhaps National Geographic should send some photographers there.On any given day, you can see crack ho's on Front street picking their scabs with one hand and waving down cars with the other.. Predatory Gangstas with their pants falling down armed to the teeth and selling rip off bad quality pot, and poisoned heroin.Houses in disarry and disrepair. Uncared for Domestic animals roaming the streets, and unsupervised children left to fend for themselves.Corrupt city hall and police.Its Third World over there and just a few miles down the road, Yuppies shop in Westfield.
Viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Dec 5, 2006
Hi,was just reading all the posts about Plainfield. I too was born and raised in Plainfield. My familly left around 1980. All I can say is that I had soooo many fond memories of growing up there. I lived on Front street near the Liberty Theatre, don't know if its still there, along with that ice cream place around the corner. It had the best ice cream. I remember walking downtown and eating at that Texas Weiner joint and a pizzeria called ConcaDeOros also on Front street. I remember going to the 4th of July parades and playing at Greenbrook park. My mom would take us to this toy store called Tiny Tots. I remember when they built the first McDonalds in PLFD it was off of Front st. and Madison ave. I remember trick a treating with my dad til late and gettings tons of candy along with so many other kids. It was all good, no cares in the world. But by the late 1970's they(my parents) started to see changes coming to the Queen city and decided to leave. We never went back. I always talk to my children about PLFD and how one day I wanted to go back and show them where I was born. I am so sad to hear what has become of Plainfield.
ElmerFudd

Hoboken, NJ

#10 Dec 6, 2006
Dickmund wrote:
I escaped Plainfield a few years ago.It has become such a savage area that perhaps National Geographic should send some photographers there.On any given day, you can see crack ho's on Front street picking their scabs with one hand and waving down cars with the other.. Predatory Gangstas with their pants falling down armed to the teeth and selling rip off bad quality pot, and poisoned heroin.Houses in disarry and disrepair. Uncared for Domestic animals roaming the streets, and unsupervised children left to fend for themselves.Corrupt city hall and police.Its Third World over there and just a few miles down the road, Yuppies shop in Westfield.
LOL yes it's been destroyed. there's only the part where the gay governor mcgreevey bought a house, sleepy hollow.
ElmerFudd

Hoboken, NJ

#11 Dec 6, 2006
Viva Las Vegas wrote:
Hi,was just reading all the posts about Plainfield. I too was born and raised in Plainfield. My familly left around 1980. All I can say is that I had soooo many fond memories of growing up there. I lived on Front street near the Liberty Theatre, don't know if its still there, along with that ice cream place around the corner. It had the best ice cream. I remember walking downtown and eating at that Texas Weiner joint and a pizzeria called ConcaDeOros also on Front street. I remember going to the 4th of July parades and playing at Greenbrook park. My mom would take us to this toy store called Tiny Tots. I remember when they built the first McDonalds in PLFD it was off of Front st. and Madison ave. I remember trick a treating with my dad til late and gettings tons of candy along with so many other kids. It was all good, no cares in the world. But by the late 1970's they(my parents) started to see changes coming to the Queen city and decided to leave. We never went back. I always talk to my children about PLFD and how one day I wanted to go back and show them where I was born. I am so sad to hear what has become of Plainfield.
When I drive through plainfield, i wanna cry. i hear so many good stories from old timers how great that city was, the key word is WAS. Like many other inner cities in NJ, there's a power struggle with latinos/blacks. Only decent part is sleepy hollow, the gay NJ gov. just moved there. Other than that, it is riddled with drugs, thugs. Even No. plfd has gotten outta hand with all the illegals in houses. BLAME THE STUPID POLITICIANS, THE LIBERALS.
DJ SADOT EL

Crawfordsville, IN

#12 Dec 18, 2006
PEACE MY NAME IS SADOT I'AM BORN AND RAISED IN PLAINFIELD AND STILL A RESIDENT.FROM THE 80'S TO NOW THE CHANGE IN OUR CRIME RATE HAS OVER DOUBLED BUT INSTEAD OF SAYING WHOS WRONG OR RIGHT HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR CURENT STATE? I READ THERE WERE 10 MURDERS IN THE CITY THUS FAR AND DON'T KNOW WHY I FEEL THAT IT'S A HIGHER COUNT THAN THAT.WE TRY TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY THROUGH MIXED CD'S ABOUT WHATS GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY.BUT THE KIDS ARE SCARED OF THE POLICE AND THE POLICE ARE JUST AS SCARED OF THE KID'S SO THERE NOT MUCH COMMUICATION.SPEAK TO THE YOUTH. JUST A THOUGHT. ONU!
ElmerFudd

Hoboken, NJ

#13 Dec 18, 2006
DJ SADOT EL wrote:
PEACE MY NAME IS SADOT I'AM BORN AND RAISED IN PLAINFIELD AND STILL A RESIDENT.FROM THE 80'S TO NOW THE CHANGE IN OUR CRIME RATE HAS OVER DOUBLED BUT INSTEAD OF SAYING WHOS WRONG OR RIGHT HOW DO WE CHANGE OUR CURENT STATE? I READ THERE WERE 10 MURDERS IN THE CITY THUS FAR AND DON'T KNOW WHY I FEEL THAT IT'S A HIGHER COUNT THAN THAT.WE TRY TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY THROUGH MIXED CD'S ABOUT WHATS GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY.BUT THE KIDS ARE SCARED OF THE POLICE AND THE POLICE ARE JUST AS SCARED OF THE KID'S SO THERE NOT MUCH COMMUICATION.SPEAK TO THE YOUTH. JUST A THOUGHT. ONU!
16 yr old just shot again..........in Plainfield.........anyone surprised?
Prayers to the family.
Jen Plainfield NJ

United States

#14 Dec 19, 2006
Plainfield is getting just like Newark these days, when I first move here I loved it. Now I'm looking to get because the crime in Plainfield is getting worst. The school system is horrible, honestly I've place Plainfield in the same category as Newark.
NJ is the pits

Hoboken, NJ

#15 Dec 19, 2006
Jen Plainfield NJ wrote:
Plainfield is getting just like Newark these days, when I first move here I loved it. Now I'm looking to get because the crime in Plainfield is getting worst. The school system is horrible, honestly I've place Plainfield in the same category as Newark.
Jen move out of state, your better off. If not, move to Branchburg, clinton. If you cant get a house, buy a condo, least you won't be shot at.........well.....be careful of the deer though.
Trying to get out

Bayonne, NJ

#16 Mar 21, 2007
Yeah folks unfortunately Plainfield has gone to the dogs. The many years of corruption in high places has taken a toll. Lots of "out of towners" now live here. Lots from other towns with not such great reputations are migrating or have migrated here...all part of the demise I guess. As everyone says, it it NOT the same Plainfield we all grew up loving. I am waiting for my daughter to graduate and we are out of here. Plainfield can be turned around, if we had some serious people in the right places who that wanted this to happen. However, I believe that most people have given up though.
La Shanda Louise

Miami, FL

#17 Mar 24, 2007
I'am from "Plainfield" New Jersey myself born and raised all my life I now live in Miami. I think It's so sad how plainfield has turned out to be. It's sad for me to see all these horrible comments that are posted. remember times have changed and so has the generation, I grew up on Front street near freddy Freeze's Ice cream palor. I am not going to lie growing up in plainfield was the best time of my life. I will always cherish those memories. plainfield will never be the same when i come home i call it ghost town because, it's dead outside and it has no life all the people i grew up with are gone and the most popular ones that i went to school with are on drugs or they never got out. Give plainfield some credit because, not everyone turned out messed up or has to be. i will always love "plainfield" and my memories. So people if you care so much do something about it or move. I left because, my family moved out of plainfield not because, i wanted to at the time but now that I'am older it was a wise decision. Plainfield is like any other place in the world. As the generation changes so does the world. Remember the 70's? well now it's 2007 people.
Lamont

Shelbyville, IN

#18 Mar 25, 2007
ElmerFudd wrote:
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16 yr old just shot again..........in Plainfield.........anyone surprised?
Prayers to the family.
Have you ever lived here? If not please stop with all your negative comments. Your bashing of the ex-Gov. Who cares. My concerns as a resident of plainfield my whole life is that everybody talks and nobodies does anything. you sound like one of those types wgo only look at the negative and not the positive. so please shut the Hell up!!!!1
deedee

United States

#19 Mar 26, 2007
Plainfield is a great place to live in and also not all the schools suck there actually alot of the teachers do care. There are just certain parts of plainfield that have to be corrected. I believe that if you dont look for trouble trouble wont look for you so you shouldnt be scared of walking down plainfield streets.For school improvement vote for Christian Estevez, for Board of Education.
Now Living In PA

Vauxhall, NJ

#20 Mar 26, 2007
For thoes of you who don't like Plainfield, just move out!

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