We have good neighbors--warm, loving people that care about each other. We are invested in this community and it is invested in us. There are certainly serious issues regarding marginalization and crime that need to be addressed. But to assume that we are pathologically criminal does a disservice to the good character of our neighbors and the systemic injustices that create the problems of an inner-city neighborhood.
The police suggest folks should move out of the area, but isn't it their job to keep ALL citizens safe? Do we not deserve to live in security as well?