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Residents Unite Against Violence

August 18, 2013

STEUBENVILLE — Parents, children and community leaders gathered Saturday at Murphy Field to listen to one another about ways to stop the violence in the city....

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Aug-19-13 8:42 AM

You cannot fault the concept of wanting to stop violence, but gathering and having a big feel good meeting does not do much. Ministers have been trying to create something there but they do not have any influence in the community or it would have shown some results. Each parent has to deal with their own kids and if they are hanging out on the corner, get them off the corner, or wait your turn to give an interiew to Ch 9 at their funeral. Here is an idea, move! If you have the means (and that includes being on benefits) get your kids out of that town. Parental and gov neglect has created an incredibly dangerous place to live, get out of there. Why do you have to live there, why not in towns where black youth gangs are not using your kids for moving targets? I don't think the community has what it takes to heal itself or even save their own kids. Wish and hope that they could but clearly they cannot. Work with the cops, help them stop the violence and really...move out of there.

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Aug-19-13 7:41 AM

There is a solution to the problem, but nobody would have the stones to implement it.

Much if not most of the violence is drug-related, caused by out-of-town dealers (think Chicago, for one).

The police need to institute a wave of terror among the criminal class. Standing idly by and waiting for someone to phone in a tip should be done away with.

Steubenville needs to get a reputation for having zero tolerance for drug dealers. The dealers need to understand that if they come to our town, the outcome may be fatal.

Give the police a free hand and you will see some results.

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Aug-18-13 11:41 PM

I truly hope these caring people weren't just preaching to the choir, while the heart of the problem was at home watching MTV.

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Aug-18-13 12:27 PM

Nobody has really paid much attention until it hits home, then they blame everything else. No control.

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