Last week Will Campbell made a post about shootings in his neighborhood (mine too). A good number of people, including myself, were really impressed with the post and the comments on that post reflect that. Being all about equal opportunity views when I found this post I knew I had to point it out. Rodrigo’s Pension wasn’t so impressed and lays out his reasons for it. I think he misunderstood the post and thought Will was suggesting that this is some kind of a new thing. I didn’t get that, I read Will just making some comments since he moved here, not saying these are new events to the neighborhood.
“The gangs on this side of town-namely SL13, 18th Street-have been here as long as the hipsters. Neither holds eminence. Along with the gay community, we all coexist. I hear close shots, I see helicopters directly overhead, and I’ve been privy to some gnarly shit, but I’m not maudlin over it.”
You can, and should, read the rest of his thoughts, some of which you might agree with and some not. His final point though, is pretty hard to argue with, and is probably one of the reasons many of us have chosen this neighborhood to call home:
“Whatever. All I’m saying is I’d rather live next door to a dude with some sketchy sources of income that doesn’t fuck with me than some dickbag producer who calls the cops when my dog barks.”