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Our Reward For Being Good Neighbors, In East Cleveland: "You Bad Hom Boy"
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/07/2009 - 15:45.
You can sure feel the tension on my street and in my neighborhood, because some neighbors started speaking up about problems in the neighborhood and with other neighbors, who are causing harm. While my street has quieted down, there is bad energy here and directed from surrounding streets, from which teens have come to start fights here.
I don't know if any of our other neighbors are at all visible or open in their expressions of outrage, but I have confronted troublemakers and their guardians directly, so I know the neighborhood knows I have had enough and will respond to problems here. There seems to have been some intimidation and retaliation against my family, in response.
Yesterday, when we returned home to East Cleveland from an outing, we found a box of plaster from a neighbor's trash heap dumped on our front yard. This morning, I noticed somebody wrote "You Bad Hom Boy" in chalk on our sidewalk. These seem like the acts of youths, and it has been youths who have been causing all the trouble I've seen in our neighborhood.
However, this may also be a result of us having a Gary Norton for Mayor of East Cleveland sign in our front yard, or intimidation from outside this real community, for other causes, like me being outspoken about lead poisoning and the environment, on REALNEO.
We find ourselves in a smog of so many evil forces here, right now, in real NEO, it is nearly impossible to determine what force causes what effect.
Certainly, more to come.
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