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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: SBMcG
Much of it, though not all, comes down to how you present yourself to the outside world.
I see it regularly, people walking with their heads in their phones, paying no attention to the world around them. It was the same thirty years ago with Walkmans and such... People are losing their situational awareness, assuming they had any to begin with.
That calls out to predators. Four legged, and two legged. Unaware means easy.
originally posted by: katfish
a reply to: rickymouse
Sadly, this is over a number of years and it seems to be trafficking. One of the children missing was an honor student who was kidnapped on the way to the bus stop. She was found by a miracle, but she is in very very bad shape.
originally posted by: Idreamofme
a reply to: Advantage
East St Louis and Washington Park have the highest murder rates %- wise in the nation i hear.
originally posted by: ttobban
a reply to: Idreamofme
Thank you very much for the kind words... but I just want to share recent revelations of these sorts with others. I am sorry, but I do not participate in social networks outside ATS. If smiles are spreading, I am at ease and happy as well.
While on the subject, listen to this interview. Start at 36 minutes in to get a good premise of the fast food links. This interview in its entirety is just mind blowing, but it gets real heavy at 36 to 46 minute time frames.
originally posted by: Nyiah
Considering the heavy gang presence in the St Louis area, it's a no-brainer that this is probably a combo of turf wars & rejecting affiliating when approached. Snubbing joining or affiliating with a gang can get you killed pretty quick. An area of Long Island has the same issue right now with MS-13 in particular -- join or die.