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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This is what I've been saying for years

From today's Oakland Tribune

"For many on the streets of Oakland, violence has become so commonplace, death so expected, there exists a sense of chilling resignation.

An almost sinister acceptance of violence persists, leaving generations inflicted with symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, similar to those of a soldier returned from combat.

"It feels like at times like the Iraq war is right here on the streets," said Franceyez, an 18-year-old rapper. "More and more violence has been created over the years. It's getting repetitive."

"Oakland has its own mini-Vietnam," said Ron Johnson, director of special programs at Alameda County Juvenile Hall Justice Center."


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