ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Life In The 3rd Deadliest City In The United States

Updated on August 26, 2015
Froggy213 profile image

In 2007, Greg's 23 month old Grandson was killed. At that point, he found a need to write about his family, crime, and local issues.

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!

Crips

Bloods

Crip Pics

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source

Bloods Pics

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Source
Source

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
adult life
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
community
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
responsibilities
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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      revivor 

      7 years ago

      great points - there is another way and we have to get in amongst it

    • dallas93444 profile image

      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      We have rewarded families for not working. The work ethic has not been nurtured. Some think the world owes them a living... Families must take charge again...

    • Froggy213 profile imageAUTHOR

      Greg Boudonck 

      7 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Good question Kristeen! Detroit is #1 and Baltimore is #2

    • Kristeen profile image

      Christine 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Great points made froggy. What is the top violence related city? Just curious. Gang violence is a scary thing and no way to live.

    • Dame Scribe profile image

      Dame Scribe 

      7 years ago from Canada

      It is a sad sight to see or hear that youths turn to gang life and agree, there should be an alternative. I hope solutions arise from suggestions directly from these youths. They would know the best directions. Great info. :)

    • profile image

      jasper420 

      7 years ago

      there is bad in every city if you look for it you will find it great hub

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)