I read things like this and I don't know whether to cry or scream. It's such an outrage. Why was this allowed to happen? And not only was it allowed, but we are continually told that we should be thrilled about it; otherwise, we are evil, mean-spirited racists. In the name of wonderful, marvelous "diversity," we are ordered to cheerfully accept the lower property values, the crime, the ruined schools, and all the rest of it, and we'd better LIKE it, too!
What can we do? I feel so helpless. I feel like there's nothing we can do about this, nothing that will stop this invasion, nowhere to go to escape it anymore. The superwealthy can escape to gated communities with private schools and private security patrols. What about the rest of us? The politicians won't listen. And those who are removed from the problem don't care because it isn't happening to them...yet.
It was bad when I worked there in '89. Half our clients did not speak english....when they wanted to, that is. Workers comp claims always jumped at the end of each season (i.e. strawberry, celery, watermelon, ect...) We could time it to the tee. And we had to keep our car doors locked and secured at all times during a typical work day. Lovely.
I wished I knew the answer, other than being vigilant in our own neighborhoods. Take them back. Maybe as communities, we can get them back too.