beckiemoriello's blog

The other side of the Eve tragedy

I wish there was more talk about the messed up fact that our town includes kids who think they have nothing to lose, so they may as well risk life in prison in exchange for... what? A car, a few bucks, gang membership??

I don't know much about sociology or the demographics of CH, but I'd love to hear from someone who does.

I do know that when I used to live in the Northside neighborhood, >50% of the people I saw walking down Broad St were visibly high/drunk. At a community watch meeting, the cop said that people would walk down our street to buy drugs in the park. Some people I know who lived by that park found syringes in their yard. The Carrboro cops do a great job in that neighborhood, yet it continues.

My inclination is to blame poverty. But these are people in the OC with OC schools! Maybe they didn't grow up here?

Could someone please tell me why these local kids don't get jobs and quit hanging out on Rosemary self-medicating and concocting brilliant plans involving hiding your hair while at the ATM??? Seriously. I'm not trying to be rude. I just want to know what the hell is going on.


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