Tackling Gangs in Charlottesville

Tackling Gangs in Charlottesville

There are 13 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Aug 5, 2008, titled Tackling Gangs in Charlottesville. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

After a gang-related murder in the city two weeks ago, our Henry Graff sat down with a man who claims he has first-hand knowledge of what he calls a growing problem in Charlottesvile.

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chitlin

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Aug 6, 2008
Our local judges stopped doing their jobs about 30 years ago as the cancer of political correctness and social overcompensation took control of Charlottesville and, increasingly, the county as well. Between the hours of midnight and four or so in the morning most of the customers at the all night gas stations and convenience stores are either buying or selling drugs in the ungodly hours of the morning. This nation has thrown billions of conscience salving money at PROGRAMS since the 1960's and we all know how much good as been achieved. JADE needs to get legal power to seize the homes, cars, bank accounts, and other property of those dealing drugs. That kind of response will work MUCH better than hand wringing socialistic programs.
CMR

Free Union, VA

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Well if programs work than enlighten the community about what we can do to help w/ these programs. Better yet, inform us as to anything we can do to help. I don't want to this problem to continue to grow, its really scary that our once nice city has turned into such a mess. I for one just don't know what I can do to help the drugs & gangs go away, and I don't mean to just go to another town, I mean to try and dissolve them as much as possible, which I know we'll never remove them permanently but we do need to do something but what?? Why can't we be the city on CNN that "DID SOMETHING" about this horrible problem in our city !!!
CMR

Free Union, VA

#3 Aug 6, 2008
And on another note, as for this article, sure wasn't much substance. I mean if you have a DVD copy of the mtg w/ this guy surely he said more than the article relayed. If we the community need to be more involved then keep us in the loop, keep us informed, educate us as to what we can do. We all know drugs and gangs are a huge problem here but we need information on how to get rid of the problem !!
Dede Johnson

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Aug 6, 2008
This gentleman is right on the money!!! We need more programs for our youth, and our underprivliged children. The Boys and Girls Club was great, however they are now in the process of building a new one, and many kids no longer have any place to go!! I have said over and over again, there are alot of wealthy folks here, that need to start giving back, and what better way than to help our youth!!
aav

Richmond, VA

#5 Aug 6, 2008
this is true if everyone realized this we would be a hell of a lot better
Dede Johnson wrote:
This gentleman is right on the money!!! We need more programs for our youth, and our underprivliged children. The Boys and Girls Club was great, however they are now in the process of building a new one, and many kids no longer have any place to go!! I have said over and over again, there are alot of wealthy folks here, that need to start giving back, and what better way than to help our youth!!
judy04

Thomasville, NC

#6 Aug 6, 2008
we need to get involved!
Newsreader

United States

#7 Aug 6, 2008
Dede Johnson wrote:
This gentleman is right on the money!!! We need more programs for our youth, and our underprivliged children. The Boys and Girls Club was great, however they are now in the process of building a new one, and many kids no longer have any place to go!! I have said over and over again, there are alot of wealthy folks here, that need to start giving back, and what better way than to help our youth!!
I don't think it's the responsibility of rich people or community centers like Boys and Girls Clubs to teach our kids right and wrong, that is our responsibility.

As a young parent, I witness poor parenting of other young parents and ignorance is passed on to the children. Even if there are programs for children to do, what happens when those programs end? This is when most violence and mischief occurs. As parents we need to make sure our children are not hanging out on street corners at all times of the night looking to get into trouble; as parents we need to make sure our children are not looking up to the "corner boys" as role models. There is nothing the community can do, all this starts at home, and sure at times we do everything right and still our children may fall into the wrong hands, but this is not often the case, we as parents are failing to pay more attention to our youth and this is the cause of the recent violence, we wait until our children have grown up around ignorance and it's too late, discipline and the confidence to rise above our negative surrounding begins at home at an early age..
tina

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 6, 2008
thats what ive been saying about the programs they neeed more involvement how about getting these young boys/girls into a program called lil sis lil brother. which you take a 14 yr old and pair them up with a 1 2 3 grader and mentor with them for a while they should have this at a local rec or center an outreach. something for the kids not for uva students only but for all. or how bout getting the students involved too in the youn kids life. HELLO CVILLE wack up. drugs are not the only concern employment and the dead beat dads who dont py childsupport to for the child who needs and wants but have to get on a grind to eat
chitlin

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 6, 2008
I thought that the many programs at the armory across Market Street from the Lucky Seven were going to get the street kids diverted and back on track? That was the sales pitch the city made to us years ago. When will this mealy mouthing end? How many more "programs" do we need? My program is to seize the personal property from all the drug dealers in Central Virginia--houses, cars (including certain 50k jobs parked in front of public housing), bank accounts, businesses, personal jewelry and other items and then use that money to do everything from hire more cops to revamping the education system, repaving all the roads and all other projects in between---because that is how much money central Virginia spends on illegal drugs. The plan I have described will generate so much money that we could even ignore deadbeat parents and most other concerns. The gas stations, convenience stores and larger food stores sell THOUSANDS of blunts every day so you can appreciate how much crack, pot, crystal meth, heroin, and other stuff is being rolled in blunts each and every day. The "programs" I see in place now merely enable young teenagers to meet and swap tips on how to evade the cops and make money as described above. How many of you have watched our beloved disadvantaged emerge from the armory to "do their thing" at Lucky Seven, the parking lot at the armory, and the mall?? No, the answer is NOT yet more criminally NAIVE "feel good" programs. Just take the property of those that comprise the root problem---what a new and novel concept. Let those who cause the problems PAY for them, for a change.
CMR

Free Union, VA

#10 Aug 6, 2008
Programs are not the answer. I totally agree w/ Chitlin about it being a "meet/gree/swap" thing. I don't have any answer but I'm willing to do something, but don't know where to start. Do we need more police, more narcs, what ?? I hope somebody communicates w/ all of us citizens so we can address the situation and rid the streets of the drugs and gang activity.
cville patriot

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Aug 6, 2008
You hand holders need to understand one thing. No amount of money or programs will solve the problem. Because at the end of the day these kids have to go home to the idiot parents who don't give a sh..
Lord

United States

#12 Aug 6, 2008
I hate it when cville patriot is right. We need a spay and neuter program. The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of this so Mark Warner is full of the same thing as the idiot parents don't give.
Greene Native

Ruckersville, VA

#13 Apr 20, 2013
chitlin wrote:
Our local judges stopped doing their jobs about 30 years ago as the cancer of political correctness and social overcompensation took control of Charlottesville and, increasingly, the county as well. Between the hours of midnight and four or so in the morning most of the customers at the all night gas stations and convenience stores are either buying or selling drugs in the ungodly hours of the morning. This nation has thrown billions of conscience salving money at PROGRAMS since the 1960's and we all know how much good as been achieved. JADE needs to get legal power to seize the homes, cars, bank accounts, and other property of those dealing drugs. That kind of response will work MUCH better than hand wringing socialistic programs.
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