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Life In The 3rd Deadliest City In The United States
St. Louis, Missouri
We recently moved to the St Louis area and just last week the FBI's top 25 deadliest cities came out. St. Louis is #3.
I don't see it. Does the FBI take the whole metro areas into the studies?
Yes, St. Louis does have gangs and gang violence. There are areas you should be wary in.
The two major gangs, the Bloods and the Crips are quite prevalent in the area. There are many sects of these two gangs.
Here are some video clips and pictures showing some of the St Louis gang life.
WARNING: BAD LANGUAGE AND VERY GRAPHIC!
Crip PicsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bloods PicsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Stop The Violence
The Bible says that money is the root of all evil. Gang violence is all about money. It is evil and it is a battle we must always fight.
It is young men that are being hurt and killed the most; for what?? Money!
How about we show them how to make money legally? How about we make punishments so bad that they will think twice about robbing and killing.
Essentially, these gangs are just like pirates. Gang life is their whole life and we as a community are responsible for teaching them another way.
There is a program out that needs your support. It is called STOP THE VIOLENCE! (FCCLA)
I am posting a link to their web site below.
I was reading through their web site and found their purposes listed. Here are those purposes:
1. to provide opportunities for personal
development and preparation for
2. to strengthen the function of the
family as a basic unit of society
3. to encourage democracy through
cooperative action in the home and
4. to encourage individual and group
involvement in helping achieve
global cooperation and harmony
5. to promote greater understanding
between youth and adults
6. to provide opportunities for making
decisions and for assuming
7. to prepare for the multiple roles of
men and women in today's society
8. to promote Family and Consumer
Sciences and related occupations.
The young men and women that are prime candidates for gang life are also great candidates to live law abiding and prosperous lives also.
After all: Ora na azu nwa which is the African Proverb: It takes a village to raise a child.
Please take the time to read through Stop The Violence's site. If the Spirit leads you, please help or volunteer. Thank You!
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2010 Greg Boudonck