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“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#1 Dec 7, 2009
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.
What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
Loco1two

Excelsior Springs, MO

#2 Dec 7, 2009
Yes, that is what is happening. Crime follows those you have mentioned.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#3 Dec 7, 2009
Okay. You see, this is what I was talking about. A really bad assumption about an effect that doesn't have a clear cause. Less than 4% of Downers is African American. Less than 7% is Hispanic. 85% is white. Yet everyone is blaming an extremely small minority for changes in the community that have no clear cause.
This is just an excuse for racism, nothing less.
Jeff

Elgin, IL

#4 Dec 8, 2009
Loco1two wrote:
Yes, that is what is happening. Crime follows those you have mentioned.
You are right. Daley tore down a lot of the projects to force the gangs out. They did not just disappear. They set up in the suburbs, Downers Grove included. The reason more of them are arrested for crimes is they are the ones doing the crimes. That is not racism. There are a lot of good people who happen to be minorities who never have any problem with police. Most minorities are not criminals, but most criminals are minorities.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#5 Dec 8, 2009
Old hat.
The violent crime rate in 1992 was 54 per 100,000.
http://bjsdata.ojp.usdoj.gov/
This is prior to Daley tearing down projects.
It also is a catch 42. Why would gangs come out to Downers if they didn't have customers there? Downers is getting itself hooked and it is the resident's own fault. They can choose to say no to drugs. They choose to say yes. Blaming an ethnic minority is an easy way to rid oneself of responsibility.
Jeff

Elgin, IL

#6 Dec 9, 2009
Catch 42?
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“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#7 Dec 9, 2009
The video is funny, but I was serious when I asked where all this hate came from.

Is this really how you want your kids to feel about other people?

Screw the image. I am more concerned about the quality of person that Downers now creates.
Joe Smith

Roswell, GA

#8 Dec 27, 2010
Hate is an extreme word. Caution is more like it. For those who fear blacks it's because they are poor and poor people have nothing to lose. Asians tend to acclimate well and there is nothing to be afraid of. The reason racism is becoming more prevalent is because poor people are becoming poorer and more desperate and people that have money are more irritated because they have less to lose. The number one cause of crime is the economy.
The Avenger

Warrenville, IL

#9 Dec 27, 2010
Another "uber-liberal"! I suggest you stay in Denmark as your views are most compatable with that country's mindset. As for here, we have more than enough left-wing lunatics to deal with!
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.
What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
ddm

Springfield, IL

#10 Dec 28, 2010
Smedskjaer wrote:
Why would gangs come out to Downers if they didn't have customers there?
Typical gang tactic. They don't stay in one place. Why do you think there's gang turf wars? They are constantly trying to claim more turf as their own. I mean for the love of God, anyone who's watched Gangland knows that. If you feel so enlightened and high and mighty in Denmark, I think you should stay there instead of randomly accusing an entire town, which you plan to move to, of being racists.
CZ75b

Lombard, IL

#11 Dec 28, 2010
Well...you're not in Denmark anymore! Reality is the Chicago suburbs have become inundated with street gangs due to the gentrification of Chicago within the last decade...gang members live in mainly section eight apartments at least the foot solders do...so they can leach off their girlfriends/wives.

Solution?
a) Have the government issue drugs at clinics so addicts can be monitored and cured of their addiction. That cuts the head off the snake for their income.

b) Make gang membership illegal and equal to belonging to a terrorist organization therefor no legal representation is required. A good old fashioned hanging on Sunday morning in the public square like the Chinese do...it's very economical.

Problem solved without the "hate".

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#12 Dec 29, 2010
The Avenger wrote:
Another "uber-liberal"! I suggest you stay in Denmark as your views are most compatable with that country's mindset. As for here, we have more than enough left-wing lunatics to deal with!
<quoted text>
It is bemusing how political extremists think their own political views are the only right political views for what they feel is theirs and theirs alone own country.

America is a country where the full spectrum of political thought is respected. The right to political freedom is the peer of religious freedom, so do not tell me where I belong, I am American so deal with it.

P.S. "compatable" is spelled with an i and "uber" is spelled with a .
Cassie

Bellwood, IL

#13 Apr 3, 2011
That's why I dislike Smedskjaer so much. He's a pompous know it all who lives a sheltered existence in Denmark. He even claims exclusive use of the name Smedsjaer as though his is the only family with that name. Just ignore him he is an idiot with no life experience and no redeeming qualities. He seems to be looking for an excuse to move to an all white area.
Common Sense

Addison, IL

#14 Apr 3, 2011
I agree with you Jeff, ddm, and Cassie.It's not racism it is reality!! Every city, state, country in America has gangs.Crimes are committed by gangs, minorities, and just about EVERYONE who are idiots, and have nothing better to do than let the devil control them!! Some of you don't get it as long as you all keep blaming one race the problem is never going to go away.I'm not saying the gangs are not to blame either because they're part of the problem.We all need to stand up and somehow stop this: if it means neighborhood watchman, or contacting your local authorities when you see a crime being committed.WHO CARES ABOUT THE NO SNITCH RULE- THINK ABOUT YOUR FAMILY,INNOCENT KIDS KILLED EACH YEAR IN SHOOTINGS, AND YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR ONCE.QUIT BEING SELFISH ;/ i'm talking to you smedskjaer you POS! Good Day everyone :)
Cassie

Bellwood, IL

#15 Apr 3, 2011
Common Sense wrote:
I agree with you Jeff, ddm, and Cassie.It's not racism it is reality!! Every city, state, country in America has gangs.Crimes are committed by gangs, minorities, and just about EVERYONE who are idiots, and have nothing better to do than let the devil control them!! Some of you don't get it as long as you all keep blaming one race the problem is never going to go away.I'm not saying the gangs are not to blame either because they're part of the problem.We all need to stand up and somehow stop this: if it means neighborhood watchman, or contacting your local authorities when you see a crime being committed.WHO CARES ABOUT THE NO SNITCH RULE- THINK ABOUT YOUR FAMILY,INNOCENT KIDS KILLED EACH YEAR IN SHOOTINGS, AND YOUR NEIGHBORS FOR ONCE.QUIT BEING SELFISH ;/ i'm talking to you smedskjaer you POS! Good Day everyone :)
God point about spoiled boy being a POS. I so agree!
Cassie

Bellwood, IL

#16 Apr 5, 2011
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white. What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
If you don't have the cajones to respond to anyone don't start a thread.
Cassie

Bellwood, IL

#17 Apr 10, 2011
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.
What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
Smed Scared lol
Cassie

Bellwood, IL

#18 Apr 13, 2011
Smedskjaer wrote:
<quoted text>
It is bemusing how political extremists think their own political views are the only right political views for what they feel is theirs and theirs alone own country.
America is a country where the full spectrum of political thought is respected. The right to political freedom is the peer of religious freedom, so do not tell me where I belong, I am American so deal with it.
P.S. "compatable" is spelled with an i and "uber" is spelled with a .
Maybe after you get your PHD which is taking you forever to get you can change your name to Doctor Stupid. That would be an appropriate name for someone with such ignorant opinions.
Fantos

Bellwood, IL

#19 Apr 15, 2011
The racism is a product of Smedskjaers fertile imagination.
Real

Warrenville, IL

#20 Apr 16, 2011
Maybe you like Africans so much you should go live in Haiti? How about Detroit? How about the West side of Chicago? You like Mexi's so much go to Mexifornia. This area is worse off for it's "diversity". diversity SUCKS! Keep this area white, white, white! If they're so "equal" let them show us somewhere else. Until then, keep the gang graffiti, gas station robberies, and baggy pants out of here!!! This country was founded by whites for whites. For Us, By Us. If you want to live with third world retrogrades, by all means, go away and go live with them SOMEWHERE ELSE.

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