Thelma, don't be so sure of that and don't let your guard down for one minute.
I think I told you where my boys live and who their neighbors and friends are and who just recently purchased this gorgeous very expensive home right in the middle of all. Don't think you could find a better neighborhood then that to live in the Utica area and yet a supposedly prosperous legitimate businessman with a much better paying side business has infiltrated the neighborhood.
No neighborhood is that safe. You may not get the renter because of the one-family homes around you but that doesn't mean you won't get the higher up in the drug business who can well afford a beautiful home living right next door to you.
Be careful my friend, be very careful. You are much smarter then that. If they can move into my sons area with what they do for a living and what their neighbors do for a living then no one is safe.
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2008 16:12:37 GMT -5 by bobbbiez
Have faith, Bobbbiez. Drug Dealers usually end up getting caught as our Police are far from being dumb. Yes, I remember you telling me about this situation and the prices of the homes in your son's area are much more expensive than where I live.
When you deal drugs - money is no object! BUT - in order to make a lot of money dealing drugs - you have to do a lot of it and have a large amount of drugs available (usually in your home).
I'll bet within a year, we will be reading about a "large drug bust" in this neighborhood!!!!!
P.S. Most of my neighbors are retired - LOL (too old to deal in drugs!)
Hey girlfriend, I wouldn't put this guy in the same category of the typical stupid dealer. Moving in a neighborhood with a Congressman, DA, Judge, police, doctors, lawyers and former Mayor he isn't going to do any action out of his home. In fact, I doubt very much if his hands even touches the evidence. He hasn't gotten this far by being stupid. Seems pretty bold to me and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
Just proves to me the drug situation is out of control and no one is safe no matter where you live.
You would be surprised at how bold drug dealers are these days. I live in a very nice neighborhood that some drug dealers have settled into, they are blatant and knowingly do there thing with in 100 yards of my house knowing that law enforcement dwells there. When one gets caught there is another that takes his place. Sad situation!
Does anyone remember the concept of "getting thrown out of town?" Officers Pat O'Malley and Rocco DiPiestatoro and some fraternal police order friends would take a few nights out of their life and away from the K of C and Sons of Italy and simply "deal" with the troublesome elements hanging out on street corners. Maybe there were too few lawyers back then, so none had time to represent street scum and ensure their constitutional rights to a level that supersedes the rights of the rest of us to peace and quiet and safety. I'm not sure how many assholes (am I allowed that word here?) were unfairly treated by the authorities back then. But we could walk the streets safely at night. In DaveLand (yes, I'm working on the plans now and hope to have everything ready before I'm completely overtaken by senior dementia), even the politicians will be honest.
Dave - Were you a teenager in the 50s? If so, those days will never return! How I wish Society could go back to the morals and behaviors of the 50s when I was just a new teenager. BUT - back in those days, women were considered their husband's "property and had very few laws on the books protecting them from domestic abuse. Her job was to stay home, keep the house clean, and cook economical meals; husband's job was to support everyone. Of course, we did NOT have crack, cocaine, meth, and all the other drugs that are so available today which has destroyed a large portion of our youth.
Then we get into all the liberal laws that protect these scum criminals. God forbide if the Police or anyone else violates their "rights" because then the crime that was committed, is thrown out the window!
Maybe we were all very naive back in those days, and we didn't have computers and all the other electronic "toys" of today, and cell phones, and women stayed home and made sure their children were brought up with morals and manners and had rules to live by, -BUT- IMO, all the advancements made in our Society have done more harm than good.
What is the next 50 years going to bring? I'm glad I won't be around to see it.
Thelma-I'm in my thirties(mid to late) however I was brought up "old school" as my parents like to remind me. I'm a mother of two teenagers. I work full time,however I'm lucky that my husband works the afternoon shift so someone is always home with the kids.We both work very hard at bringing up the kids with the same "old school" value system we were both brought up in;although we are looked at like we are mean and unfair by many. I wish it was the good old days as well. It is scarey how the teenagers of today act and even scarier how there parents condone the disgusting behavior.
Smiley - I'm sure you've heard "No body else's Mom makes them do what you make me do"!!!!! I heard that when I was bringing up my 4 children, and now I hear the same thing from my 17 year old GD I'm raising - LOL.
I told ALL of them "I'm not your buddy; I'm responsible for the way you dress and behave outside of our home; I'll start being your friend after you become 21 years old and can support yourself".
Guess what? The older they get; the more they appreciate being taught the "old fashion"way of behavior and find themselves doing the same thing to their children - LOL!
Guess what? The older they get; the more they appreciate being taught the "old fashion"way of behavior ....
And you may not have to wait for them to grow up. Many kids, while continuing to complain, will admit that they appreciate the discipline that their friends are not getting. Somehow, a kid knows what love is and what it is not.
Last Edit: Apr 2, 2008 16:50:24 GMT -5 by dgriffin