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Spencer, IN

#1 May 2, 2013
It's very sad where Granite City is heading. How sad that we're on the news for one of the worst drug holes. Mexican cartel and gangs. A innocent boy was shot and killed and someone is still running free with God only knows their intentions. Is it going to be some maniac shooting random or drug related, this is dusturbing! It's heartbreaking! I think the GC police need to be known for thier 'brutal actions' on the scum that comes in here and corrupts our town. PROTECT OUR FAMILIES!!!!!
mahz

Saint Louis, MO

#3 May 2, 2013
No one has established the kids innocence.
capt-n-howdy

Kansas City, MO

#4 May 2, 2013
It's the youth that will suffer more due to bad parenting. When you choose to have kids it's not about you anymore, it's about their future.
Honky

United States

#5 May 2, 2013
We need to take care of and protect our own families!! Ever hear of the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Everyone wants the Granite City of 50 yrs ago but one forgets what it took to have that community!!!! People stood together and did not allow these things to happen. They didn't allow kids to act the way they do toady, they did not allow drugs dealers on every corner pushing their poison to our children, and most importantly they did not allow the filthy "blacks" to invaid our town like disease ridden roaches!!! We need to go back to the "good ol boy" way of thinking and clean house!!! This includes all the disgraceful wigger trash who want to be just like them with their pants saggin' and their hats cocked sideways. The ones that sell drugs and live off the welfare system and spit out kids they cant/don't want to raise. We need to stand our ground instead of running and moving away to some other place that hasn't been infested yet!!! Its just a matter of time there won't be no where else to run!!! They are always going to want everything we have and once they got it they will destroy it and run it into the ground just like the have every other nice town in America!!!!
jimmy lewis

Granite City, IL

#6 May 3, 2013
Honky wrote:
We need to take care of and protect our own families!! Ever hear of the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Everyone wants the Granite City of 50 yrs ago but one forgets what it took to have that community!!!! People stood together and did not allow these things to happen. They didn't allow kids to act the way they do toady, they did not allow drugs dealers on every corner pushing their poison to our children, and most importantly they did not allow the filthy "blacks" to invaid our town like disease ridden roaches!!! We need to go back to the "good ol boy" way of thinking and clean house!!! This includes all the disgraceful wigger trash who want to be just like them with their pants saggin' and their hats cocked sideways. The ones that sell drugs and live off the welfare system and spit out kids they cant/don't want to raise. We need to stand our ground instead of running and moving away to some other place that hasn't been infested yet!!! Its just a matter of time there won't be no where else to run!!! They are always going to want everything we have and once they got it they will destroy it and run it into the ground just like the have every other nice town in America!!!!
Well played sir,well played...
I stand and agree,however you will never rally enough honest,decent,and willful bodies to do the deed. I've found it best for people like you and I just keep our mouths shut and carry on our marry way until the opportunity presentsitself for us to move away.
A new place where people still carry a ccommunity bond that holds tight and true.
jokester

Saint Louis, MO

#7 May 3, 2013
Honky wrote:
We need to take care of and protect our own families!! Ever hear of the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Everyone wants the Granite City of 50 yrs ago but one forgets what it took to have that community!!!! People stood together and did not allow these things to happen. They didn't allow kids to act the way they do toady, they did not allow drugs dealers on every corner pushing their poison to our children, and most importantly they did not allow the filthy "blacks" to invaid our town like disease ridden roaches!!! We need to go back to the "good ol boy" way of thinking and clean house!!! This includes all the disgraceful wigger trash who want to be just like them with their pants saggin' and their hats cocked sideways. The ones that sell drugs and live off the welfare system and spit out kids they cant/don't want to raise. We need to stand our ground instead of running and moving away to some other place that hasn't been infested yet!!! Its just a matter of time there won't be no where else to run!!! They are always going to want everything we have and once they got it they will destroy it and run it into the ground just like the have every other nice town in America!!!!
so true, so true !!!
jokester

Saint Louis, MO

#8 May 3, 2013
jimmy lewis wrote:
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Well played sir,well played...
I stand and agree,however you will never rally enough honest,decent,and willful bodies to do the deed. I've found it best for people like you and I just keep our mouths shut and carry on our marry way until the opportunity presentsitself for us to move away.
A new place where people still carry a ccommunity bond that holds tight and true.
we need to do as honky said, this is are home if we dont stand there wont be no where for you to move to, its not just here its all over, its come to the point to stand or fall, and some of us are not willing to fall or run no were !!!!
hmmmmm

United States

#9 May 3, 2013
i was born and raised here. im not going anywhere!!!
jokester

Saint Louis, MO

#11 May 3, 2013
people needs to make a stand ,if not who will? please tell us.
my thought

Kansas City, MO

#12 May 3, 2013
Honky wrote:
We need to take care of and protect our own families!! Ever hear of the saying "It takes a village to raise a child"? Everyone wants the Granite City of 50 yrs ago but one forgets what it took to have that community!!!! People stood together and did not allow these things to happen. They didn't allow kids to act the way they do toady, they did not allow drugs dealers on every corner pushing their poison to our children, and most importantly they did not allow the filthy "blacks" to invaid our town like disease ridden roaches!!! We need to go back to the "good ol boy" way of thinking and clean house!!! This includes all the disgraceful wigger trash who want to be just like them with their pants saggin' and their hats cocked sideways. The ones that sell drugs and live off the welfare system and spit out kids they cant/don't want to raise. We need to stand our ground instead of running and moving away to some other place that hasn't been infested yet!!! Its just a matter of time there won't be no where else to run!!! They are always going to want everything we have and once they got it they will destroy it and run it into the ground just like the have every other nice town in America!!!!
"Black" Really!! Take look idiot there are plenty of whites in the mix of trash, welfare and drugs as well! Don't blame other races! My husband is black and we raise our kid well and work hard! And my kids don't walk around w/ pants sagging. He has also been a very positive influence to a lot of white children out there while there white parents do nothing to support them!!!
jokester

Saint Louis, MO

#13 May 3, 2013
my thought wrote:
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"Black" Really!! Take look idiot there are plenty of whites in the mix of trash, welfare and drugs as well! Don't blame other races! My husband is black and we raise our kid well and work hard! And my kids don't walk around w/ pants sagging. He has also been a very positive influence to a lot of white children out there while there white parents do nothing to support them!!!
i think he added the wiggers too, i have respect for any person who works and lives a desent life, we are the ones who needs to take back are towns, a persons color is not what makes them a bad person, its there way of life!!!
my thought

United States

#14 May 3, 2013
jokester wrote:
<quoted text>i think he added the wiggers too, i have respect for any person who works and lives a desent life, we are the ones who needs to take back are towns, a persons color is not what makes them a bad person, its there way of life!!!
Yeah I read the "wiggers" but still plenty of plan old white trash here in GC even if their pants aren't hanging low an hats to the back! Did you forget about the great and wonderful "white" teacher arrested for doing heroine before teaching out kids? Why does is all get blame on " blacks" "Mexicans" and " wiggers"!
jokester

Saint Louis, MO

#15 May 3, 2013
my thought wrote:
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Yeah I read the "wiggers" but still plenty of plan old white trash here in GC even if their pants aren't hanging low an hats to the back! Did you forget about the great and wonderful "white" teacher arrested for doing heroine before teaching out kids? Why does is all get blame on " blacks" "Mexicans" and " wiggers"!

thats who does it, whites call white trash wiggers, make sense to ya now ?

Since: Jan 13

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#16 May 3, 2013
For some, the truth hurts and is often politically incorrect. Oh well. Look at the history of who and what has destroyed communities such as E St. Louis, Venice, Brooklyn, Washington Park, Centerville, and Madison. Coincidentally, one political party has controlled these areas for decades. The party that calls itself for the little guy or the common man.

Since: Jan 13

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#17 May 3, 2013
Unfortunately, before enough people realize what is happening it is too late. Once a slide goes too far it is virtually impossible to reverse it, especially in these times of extreme political correctness.
suck it

Edwardsville, IL

#18 May 3, 2013
If the good people do not stand their ground and seek other places to live than gc, then we are surely doomed. We (good peeps) have to open our eyes and see that it is the 21st century and society as we know it, is diversifying. If we leave because of blacks, white trash, or Mexicans, then we are cowards and are merely giving up the fight to plant our seeds of morality and decent behavior. We have to teach our kids what is right and what is just plain unacceptable. a degree of vigilance must be obtained and we have to fight the plague. Stand up for this town and do what u can to make it better. Shun the ignorance and fight the unjust. Let this town diversify with color and talent, refuse any behavior that abuses decency, and fight the war on heroine, thugs, thieves,rapists, etc etc. We owe it to the generations that will follow us to set the standard and demand the standard be set high. Immigrants sought to live in gc and were stoked to have the opportunity to reside here. People are fleeing e st Louis and venice and are thrille to be a granite resident. To those people,Be proud to live here but don't lose sight of the reasons you left venice and east st, because those problems can not be tolerated here and I will fight my damndest to ensure that they wont. Please join me and save this town!
Heading out

United States

#19 May 3, 2013
Good for all who choose to stay in GC to try and make it better; however, I'm afraid you're fighting a losing battle. You may be like the folks sitting in Venice and Madison still saying that things will get better when they won't. Deep down, you know it. More often than not, it's a social class problem not always a race problem. Spouting off insults and names only shows ignorance and lack of education. I'm always amazed that the society that has tried for so many years to breakdown family values, remove God from everything, and socially accept anything that feels good, is shocked when our children are involved in horrific things. We allow them to listen to rap music that degraded women, police, and white people. We don't tell our children to turn off Snookie TV and explain and show them that kind of behavior is unacceptable! Our children do not know the difference between right and wrong because they aren't seeing mom and dad live it. Take a look in the mirror and honestly ask if there is anything you ... I need to change. And then stop blaming others. It's annoying
The 4th Riech

Granite City, IL

#20 May 3, 2013
no you kno who kept you people safe me the whit guy you use to call the cops on for starting fights with the jungle bunnys in the street the same white boy you see walking down the street with a swastika on his chest and give me disgusted looks well now you know why I do it cause I have little kids in my family just as well and want them to grow up the right way with the right color
Look Around

Pocahontas, IL

#21 May 3, 2013
It's too late for good old GC. It's shameful to see what has become of such a great town and my grandparents would be in utter shock! GC has made the news several times in the last few weeks and all for the wrong reasons. When is it acceptable to be scared to even go to the local grocery store in fear of being attacked or shot at? The main hub of the Mexican drug cartel? Really? Wow!!! This isn't your random run of the mill drug dealer folks, these people are notorious for be-headings and cold blooded murder of those that get in the way. Now to the murder of a 13 year old on the front porch on a random warm spring evening.
The previous poster is correct about those from east St. Louis moving to granite city. They are moving in faster than most realize and bringing a lot of random bs with them.
I have a family friend who works as an educator in the east St. Louis district and has to fill out the grades on the the transfer forms when a student transfers. She tells us 90% of the transfers are to granite city. East St. Louis 189 enrollment is down year after year due to these transfers and force layoffs in that district. This is common public knowledge if you so choose to look it up for yourself. I have no problem with someone wanting to move to make a better life for themselves or their family. The problem with this is they bring the children that were raised from birth in east St. Louis, and all the crap that goes along with that kind of upbringing on such hard streets that is carrying over to granite.
I read a ton of things on Facebook yesterday about bashing GC and how we should all be GC proud, ect. I say Lets not be GC ignorant! Why would someone want to continue to pour money into a sure losing situation? Just drive down a street in granite and look around! You may have some really nice homes with manicured yards and the house has been well cared for. Although, the rest of the homes are a damn mess! Things need to be painted, windows busted out, roof needs repaired, lawn is knee high, shall I go on? What one ends up with is a $125,000 plus home that's literally worth at best $75,000 due to its surroundings and economical area, at no fault to the homeowner that takes care of his property. Anybody that has half a brain and enough wits about them would realize this is not only a bad investment but just plain stupid. This is why those "decent people" are getting the hell out. One must get out before their home is worth absolutely nothing at all, with every incident and news story the value is dropping exponentially.

Since: Jan 13

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#22 May 3, 2013
Well stated 'Heading Out'

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