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Decades of tactics have been tried to beat it. William Donald Schaefer’s Trashball campaign urged people to ball up their debris and toss it into a receptacle like a two-point shot. Kurt L. Schmoke banked on people idolizing Cal Ripken Jr. enough to convince them to pick up after themselves as part of his “It’s Your Baltimore. Don’t Trash It!” initiative, while Sheila Dixon tried to disgust people into doing better with photos of rats. Her “Cleaner, Greener Baltimore Initiative”also included adding hundreds of trash cans around the city and reducing trash pickup to focus more on recycling. Then there was Martin O’Malley, who made a big splash showing up to neighborhoods like a rock star clad in a jumpsuit and hanging from the back of a trash truck as part of an eight-day clean-up tour early in his administration.
Yet, here we are again in a mess of a city. Food containers, balled up clothes, paper, banana peels, plastic bags and tons of other pieces of litter line the shoulders of roads, pile up in alleys and are strewn across fields and yards.
But a cultural shift in the city needs to take place if Baltimore is to become home to clean streets and alleys. A change where people say it’s not OK to throw that hamburger wrapper out of my window because I have pride in my city. Those who don’t live in the city need to think about how they’d feel if somebody threw trash in their backyard as if it were the community landfill. To put it simply, too many people need a lesson in basic decency.
The city’s crime problem makes it hard to keep some neighborhoods clean, he said, noting that criminals don’t like “clean spaces.” They need trash piles to hide drug stashes or debris-cluttered alleys to make it difficult for police to chase them. John F. Chalmers, head of the city’s Bureau of Solid Waste, said sanitation workers will clean up trash piles only to have dealers dirty them up again. Some will threaten city employees who try to tidy up. So whatever Mr. Young has in mind, it seems solutions for the trash and crime problems will go hand-in-hand.
To cure the rat problem, cleanup the city, run more intensive garbage collection, cancel ALL libtarded "compost"/recycling programs ( buffets for rats), use INCINERATORS for garbage, introduce widespread use of warfarin and enable and encourage citizen to KILL RATS by any means necessary ( and f*ck PETA and ignore their hissy fits- if PETA #disturbs, throw the f*kers in JAIL).
We're living in a society that's out of control and I don't think any amount of money is going to fix it before it destroys itself.
Nothing is going to fix things quickly.
originally posted by: RickyD
a reply to: Deetermined
Yes actually general education...most people that turn to crime as a lifestyle tend to be very poorly educated as do a lot of folks living in slum conditions...education in that culture tends to be looked down on and isn't cool...so you get more ignorant people by the generation...and we gotta be 3-4 generations in now.