Black teen violence on the rise
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Franklin, TN

#5 Jan 19, 2009
Great article! I agree that the root cause is a breakdown in the "traditional family". Then you add in alot of poor parenting...well we are seeing the end result. I also think that a sub-culture has risen that is a me first at any cost. The quickest solution is to build more jails because I don't foresee any lifestyle changes in the near future.

Since: Mar 08

Smyrna TN

#6 Jan 19, 2009
One of the reason this number is up is we are not to profile. A few years ago Metro stepped up patrols in high crime areas, and it was in the black populated areas so there was alot of fuss that Metro was racially profiling. If we cannot concentrate on the problem how do we fix it?
jmf

Gallatin, TN

#7 Jan 19, 2009
As soon as the topic comes up that more blacks commits these crimes, we are racist. WRONG! The truth is more blacks do commit these crimes. I've been around several young people and the sad truth is most of the black kids I've been around are in single parent homes. No dads in the picture. Mom's are working and the kids are running wild. One mom is having her 4th child, still no dad, welfare and the same old same. Nothing changes. Drugs are in the home with the boyfriends that come and go. This is the sad story of so many kids white and black. Parents are not always to blame, but alot of the blame are the parents. If you can't give a child a stable home with 2 parents, stop having them. I realize something divorce happens, and alot of the parent raising will fall on the moms. Sometimes things happens, but if you fall into this do the very best you can. But, if you are a single woman, stop having child after child with any man that comes along. You know you can't be there and give that child what they need, and to drag any man you can find off the street around your kids, is wrong. How many kids have had to go through the drugs, drinking or sexual abuse because mom had to have yet again, another low life man?We wonder why the crime rate is up with our kids?
Yep

Hendersonville, TN

#9 Jan 19, 2009
jmf wrote:
As soon as the topic comes up that more blacks commits these crimes, we are racist. WRONG! The truth is more blacks do commit these crimes. I've been around several young people and the sad truth is most of the black kids I've been around are in single parent homes. No dads in the picture. Mom's are working and the kids are running wild. One mom is having her 4th child, still no dad, welfare and the same old same. Nothing changes. Drugs are in the home with the boyfriends that come and go. This is the sad story of so many kids white and black. Parents are not always to blame, but alot of the blame are the parents. If you can't give a child a stable home with 2 parents, stop having them. I realize something divorce happens, and alot of the parent raising will fall on the moms. Sometimes things happens, but if you fall into this do the very best you can. But, if you are a single woman, stop having child after child with any man that comes along. You know you can't be there and give that child what they need, and to drag any man you can find off the street around your kids, is wrong. How many kids have had to go through the drugs, drinking or sexual abuse because mom had to have yet again, another low life man?We wonder why the crime rate is up with our kids?
jmf, I bet with your common sense,you could have been a great judge. What you said makes perfect sense to me.
jmf

Gallatin, TN

#10 Jan 20, 2009
Yep wrote:
<quoted text>jmf, I bet with your common sense,you could have been a great judge. What you said makes perfect sense to me.
Well thank you. Most of it should be common sense. Single parents of any race that keep having one child after another and just think its ok, cause welfare program will take care of the kids, WRONG! Start letting the fathers and moms have to be responsibilty. Parents just let their kids dress like thugs or a $2 hooker and out in the street not knowing or caring what they are up to. Parents should have to be held accountabilty for THEIR child.After that first child and if welfare has to take care of it, make it manditory that BOTH parents have to get fixed instead of breeding like a unfixed dog running around. We hear more about be a responibilty animal owner and getting our dog or cat fixed, well this should apply to so many young people. Look how much the state could save in just this!!!But as long as the females think welfare is nothing but a handout, it will continue. Parents grow up and be a parent and NOT worry about being your childs friend!!!

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