Reader View: Citizens must take power back

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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 8:40 pm, Sat Feb 8, 2014.

Let’s kick the ballistics! I’m a west-sider. I’m also a south-sider. You’re a south-sider. I almost got killed by east-siders at the main intersection on the south side. My life was saved on the south side. Every male or female Hispanic coming from the south side can’t say that. I’ve seen a sureño 17-year-old assassinated. I’ve witnessed a terrified father begging me when his son with disabilities was cut up on his palms by sureños. I saw 36 girls at Capital High School, 14-17, pregnant with hopelessness in an eight-month period.

I noticed human trafficking unfolding on the same campus. I heard about a 14-year-old white girl who committed suicide. I lamented when a 14-year-old Mexicana told me her father just beat her with a belt. She was also the girlfriend of the assassin. I lived as two of my close friends hung themselves on the unattainable basketball goal, at the age of 19. I’ve seen enough.

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  • oscar michael posted at 12:27 pm on Mon, Feb 10, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 142

    Is this a serious article? it sounds like a 13 year olds' English assignment. Is his plan to take from us and give it to those he deems worthy? How did you make sure 200 kids graduated? did you pay them with someone else' money to stay in school and walk with their class? How did you help 7 mexicanos , (minus 1 who graduated) get off of cocaine? Did you steal their stash? Who stole money from south-side parents? What account did it end up in? Are you a real candidate or just some schmuck who likes spending money?

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 7:53 am on Mon, Feb 10, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1654

    Sounds like a wannabe Robin Hood. Where is all this redistributed wealth going to come from? I'd like Angelo to tell up his plans for helping the residents of District 3 generate their own wealth, if he has any.


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