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Friday, September 10, 2010

Where do the children play?

It's easy to share the outrage over this one.

Comments (3)

I love how they put the blame on "gang-bangers"... thereby showing they definitley don't live anywhere near where they'd ever see real gangs at work... Scummy as they are, the have better things to do than break playgrounds.

My bet here is kids probably between 12-16 (that's how old I was when I had my run of mindless mayhem).

Either way, it's awful for the school, and a tough thing to have to explain to the little-uns the next morning. Having it come from a non-profit hurts extra bad.

I'd like to say i hope these kids get caught, but the realist/cynic in me figures they probably won't.

Nice move, tough guys.

Actually, I personally know the people who run the school. I went there as a kid. The dev director tells me that they have many gang problems at night there. Evidence is eye witnesses and also known gang grafittis. It's probably some turf for some gang. So, in this case, while seemingly teenagers, is actually gang banger activity. It's very unfortunate.

My wife worked in that building nearly 20 years ago when it was part of the Jobs Plus "back-to-work" welfare program. It wasn't sited there for no reason. Even in the early '90s people's cars were being broken into on a regular basis in the parking lot in the middle of the day.

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