Well Growing up in Flint all my life I sure can tell ya that things have changed.
I was raised on the northwest side of the city in the Historic Civic Park District Here.
On This Page
is my elementry school "That is
closing" HERE TOO
My Child Hood Home
Where Most of my Child Hood Memories are from this house.
Here is a Map of the Place
If you back out just a little you can see Civic Park Elementry in
the lower bottom of the screen
Use Birds Eye View for a Better look.
Now look at it from the Ariel view From Welch Blvd. To Clio Road up to 475 just past ColdWater RD. all the way back down to 5th Ave. There are Houses
just like that one.
And that is just part of the city.
The farther north you get to Carpenter & ColdWater RD. is where it is realy bad.
I am only 26 and when I was a Kid it wasen't that bad.
It was bad but not like this, I seen it coming when I was younger in the early 80's after GM started closing up shop around these parts.
Flint went from a Booming city to a place I would suggest you stay away from.
You know how every Action Has a Equal But Oppisit Reaction ?
That is What GM is Facing now, Its reaction from Screwing My City.
If it was not for the factories in Flint in WWII, I think that we would all be singing a Diffrent Tune,
Something German I presume.
Flint is Where General Motors was founded This is the place that Made the Horse Carrage "With Shocks" that eventualy turend into the Moder
Look Up the History of this Once " AMERICAN DREAM " city.HERE
I was not even out of elementry school before people I knew were getting killed.
Im talking 6th and 7th graders getting killed by Gang Violence.
Tim Hill was a friend of mine his mother was a lunch lady, on June 6, 1996 tim was playing basketball at a friend's house when he was killed in a
drive by shooting.
Another Friend of mine Tykese Buggs was a Twin Brother of Tyrese Buggs on September 16, 1996 Tykese buggs was killed in a drive by shooting. On
08/24/2001 Tyrese Killed the man that slane his twin brother and is now serving a 34 year
sentance.Here is Tyrese
Here is another class mate that is conviced of Murder. Here
has a twist
Mr.Sealey killed a young girl while trying to kill someone else in the car she was in.
Now that little girl was a Niec of a Local Rapper by the name Bone Skanless of the Skanbino Mob.
2 weeks after her death Bone Skanless was shot to death in front of his mothers house with a Ak-47 he was hit 25 times acording to word on the street.
Within 72 hours of his death Young Kee the other half of Skanbino Mob was found Slain on his Aunt's
Porch.Here is the Link
Between those 2 weeks Other Unsolved Murder's involving people that Killed the Little Girl were also Killed.
Rember those kids who cought the train from HighLand, Mi Here
Well This Class Mate Here
Was the Shooter.
And that is just a few of the stories I have from My Lovely Up Bringing. : )
Sorry for grammar I have a Flint, Education.
[edit on 2-4-2009 by FlintTownRaised]