'Thug life' and peer pressure lure youth to gangs; kids need activities, support to stay off the ...

He was 9 when he started hanging around with his gang-banging older brothers and friends. Full Story
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Lin

San Jose, CA

#1 Jun 27, 2009
Where are their lazy stupid parents?
Xyz

Santa Cruz, CA

#4 Jun 27, 2009
Lin wrote:
Where are their lazy stupid parents?
Their "stupid, lazy" parents are working two or more jobs to support their families. Are you truly completely ignorant of their culture or just a knee-jerk racist?
bugsy

United States

#5 Jun 27, 2009
Xyz wrote:
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Their "stupid, lazy" parents are working two or more jobs to support their families. Are you truly completely ignorant of their culture or just a knee-jerk racist?
If your kids end up as murderous felons have you really supported your family?
WATSONVILLE PEOPLE

United States

#6 Jun 27, 2009
I have worked differ jobs, clinic, hospital,church consuelor, nursing home, home health, and jails. For your information there is good parents and parents who have no brains in each race. Not all gang members have bad parents, they just have a prodigal son like in the Bible. In this story we have Cain, who parents were Eve and Adam and we have the story of the Rich,honest and repected father who had a rebellance son! You, who are young and have kids who are still babies and troddlers be careful because you don't know how your son and daughters will be like. There is alot of whites kids homeless in the street,not gang members, but where are their good parents? I personally have counsel white kids from the street and have had problems with their stepmom or stepdad. I personally have talk to parents of gangs members and have cried to me they don't know what to do. Because God gave me 6 wonderful kids and which I prayed every night for one of my that gave me headaches for many years never gave up believe God would bring him back to me, I taught him moral and God's word and God has a promise in the Bible that if you teach your kids when they are young the fear and love of God he would bring them back, how I don't know but he has. I believe this and parents should do the same, He has! now concerning spanish parents there are of kids already who belong to gangs before they became parents and this parents have never learned the moral or God's words so now that they are having kids don't know how to raise them like they should! the==kids,parents both need help. By writing in the internet all your nonsense don't help because they don't see internet or your sayings they don't have internets the only ones who do are folks like you who sit all day critizing them along with others who do the same, join with preventive program or tell your church to do some counseling and maybe you might just help one! Join program to help do something and stop your hate for all human. Believe me if you save one of this kids you have contributed to God's work and that is a fruit and a talent! When you live in a getto apartments and there are several bad bully there remember you either join them are they will pick on you or worst kill you! And this is no choice!
farmer john

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Jun 27, 2009
You cant stop the problem but we can prevent it from getting worse and completely taking over California. Enforce the immigration laws, Its the law for a reason. I do not consider myself a racist but it is obvious that the mexicans are the problem.
Lucas

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jun 27, 2009
WATSONVILLE PEOPLE wrote:
God gave me 6 wonderful kids...
I think I see the problem. Quantity not quality.
Henry

United States

#12 Jun 27, 2009
We need to build more prisons.
Deej

San Jose, CA

#13 Jun 27, 2009
Why when adult gangsters are caught committing crime with kids as help are they not charged with child endangerment? It seems existing laws should/could help if enforced.
brokensystem

Vallejo, CA

#14 Jun 27, 2009
Yup gangs, - but don't count on the Senile to report on the rotten gang that controls the Santa Cruz City Government.
Pootie Tang

United States

#15 Jun 27, 2009
Tiki Was A Piece of Wood wrote:
oh yes, marijuana leads to gang involvement.
P.S. Marijuana is not addictive and millions of people use it daily without committing any violent acts or committing any crimes.
They be livin at home with mom an dad with there video games an sideways baseball hats thinkin about girls but never gettin off there buts to call them
OOH Tell the Truth

United States

#16 Jun 27, 2009
Tiki you got a problems you don't need to know how to write to have moral and be a respectful person you need to be a God fearing person who depend on him for all your decisions. I would not doubt that you have been a contributor to social detrustion! Like my mom said once you can be poor but not dirty, the same you can have education and be a nieve!
maestra

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Jun 27, 2009
farmer john wrote:
You cant stop the problem but we can prevent it from getting worse and completely taking over California. Enforce the immigration laws, Its the law for a reason. I do not consider myself a racist but it is obvious that the mexicans are the problem.
Are you serious? Why don't you just admit that you're RACIST. I am a hard-working Mexican American, a teacher and working on my post-graduate degree. Oh, and I'm not a gang member. The problem is not Mexicans. Gangs exist within every race, to simply believe that one race is responsible for all of the violence is racist. Ignorant people like you are the problem.
Mr M

San Jose, CA

#18 Jun 27, 2009
OOH Tell the Truth wrote:
Tiki you got a problems you don't need to know how to write to have moral and be a respectful person you need to be a God fearing person who depend on him for all your decisions. I would not doubt that you have been a contributor to social detrustion! Like my mom said once you can be poor but not dirty, the same you can have education and be a nieve!
If they're depending on God for all their decisions, and those decisions are obviously wrong. Does that mean their God is an Idiot or are they? Both?
facepalm

Capitola, CA

#20 Jun 27, 2009
WATSONVILLE PEOPLE wrote:
I have worked differ jobs... <remainder snipped for brevity's sake>
I hope the original poster doesn't mind me rewriting his or her words. I believe there is worth in what was said, but other readers are getting hung up on the awkward grammar, spelling and such.
<message follows>
I have worked at many jobs and so have much experience on which to base my opinion. I've seen parents with no brains in each race. Not all gang members have bad parents. A rich, honest respectable father can have a rebellious son. You who have very young children be careful, because you don't know what they'll be like.
There are many homeless kids on the street who are anglo. Where are their good parents? I have personally counseled anglo kids from the street who have had problems with their stepmom or stepdad. I have personally talked to parents of gang members who have cried to me that they don't know what to do.
Godgave me six wonderful kids. I pray for one every night who gave me headaches for many years. I never gave up belief that God would bring him back to me. I taught him morality and God's word. God has a promise in the bible that if you teach your kids the fear and love of God when they are young, he will bring them back. I don't know how, but He has. I believe this and I believe other parents should do the same.
There are parents who were in gangs before they became parents. They never learned morality or God's word, and now that they are parents they don't know how to raise them as they should. They and their kids both need help. Posting your nonsense online doesn't help them, because these neither these kids nor their parents are online. You who are should participate in a preventative program or act with your church to do some counseling and maybe you might just help one of these kids. Join a program to help and stop hating. Believe me, if you save one of these kids you will have contributed to God's work, and that is worthwhile.
When you live in a ghetto and there are several bad bullies there you either join them or they will pick on you or, worse, kill you. That is no choice.
farmer john

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Jun 27, 2009
maestra wrote:
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Are you serious? Why don't you just admit that you're RACIST. I am a hard-working Mexican American, a teacher and working on my post-graduate degree. Oh, and I'm not a gang member. The problem is not Mexicans. Gangs exist within every race, to simply believe that one race is responsible for all of the violence is racist. Ignorant people like you are the problem.
True Gangs exist in every race, but they I don't see too many black or white gangs running the streets of Santa Cruz getting young girls and boys hooked on drugs. It seems like every day there is another mexican gang member stabbing an/or killing someone in Santa Cruz. I am not a racist I just know the facts. There are many good mexican people that are hard workers and not gang members. Im sure you are one of them. All I'm saying is that we need to do something about the borders and deport the convict illegals.
Jim

Fremont, CA

#23 Jun 27, 2009
"In July 2006, she told Antonio Hernandez, then 19, to shoot at a Fresno man wearing a red hat who was driving through the neighborhood."

A couple of years ago, I was walking down Pacific Ave. in Santa Cruz wearing a red jacket when a huge black pickup truck driving the other way stopped and the driver honked at me and motioned for me to come over to the truck. They wanted me to run across the street over to where they were. I ignored them and kept walking, and they drove away. Apparently that had something to do with the color of jacket I was wearing. Jeez, what a bunch of idiots.
Ignorance

Watsonville, CA

#24 Jun 27, 2009
Lin wrote:
Where are their lazy stupid parents?
His "Stupid Parents" are probably working the fields picking the produce you'll be eating tonight! Now really who's the stupid one?
Mr M

San Jose, CA

#26 Jun 27, 2009
Facepalm-So God "gave" you six kids and you "know" what God's work is? Sounds like you're deep into Original Sin. Look up Tree of Knowledge, Forbidden Fruit, Fall of Man, and of course Original Sin. Just because you can put a lot of words together in a readable manner does'nt mean it's anything more than BS. By the way, which Bible are you referring to?
Support Yourself

Watsonville, CA

#27 Jun 27, 2009
bugsy wrote:
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If your kids end up as murderous felons have you really supported your family?
Of course they have supported their family. You know nothing about survival in poverty stricken areas, what they lacked was time to spend with their children. Maybe when community members like yourself get off their ass and stop blogging, will this problem become better. Be the change you expect!
What the

Watsonville, CA

#28 Jun 27, 2009
Tiki Was A Piece of Wood wrote:
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their "culture" involves working two or three jobs? Then it is safe to say that their culture also involves allowing their children to run with gangs. Right?
Are you seriously that ignorant? How does working two or three jobs have anything with wanting your child to grow up to be a gang member? According to your brilliant theory, they go to work two or three jobs and deep inside they are okay with their kids joining gangs. If your theory worked, why not stay home with the kids and be gang members themselves, after all, they are all lazy right?

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