Why My Parents Should Not Be A Crime Filled Area Essay

703 Words Jul 7th, 2015 3 Pages
I was born and resided in Southwest Detroit for the first five years of my life. Since I was so young, I didn’t realize that where I lived was becoming was falling under the category of “Social Disorganization.” My surroundings seemed normal; as I had not lived anywhere else to compare it too. However, the neighborhood became overcrowded, houses were being robbed, and the presence of gangs started to appear. After the age of five, my parents moved us to the city of Woodhaven. Realizing the deterioration of the neighborhood validated the reasons why my parents did not want to raise their children in a crime filled area. The one intense incident that I experienced left a lasting impression of how dangerous the neighborhood I only knew as normal was corrupt and dysfunctional. That being said, this is my story… It was a beautiful sunny Saturday as our family gathered at my Uncle Bills home for a party. Almost every weekend included some family event or celebration. My cousins were in a band and often played at these gatherings. We had a large family; therefore, these get-together’s usually included thirty to forty people. As the band set up and began to play, the neighbor from across the street came over to complain. My mom and aunt stopped her from interrupting the event; explaining to her that it was only 5:00 pm and the party would remain controlled. However, the neighbor became enraged by that answer. Within fifteen minutes, the police arrived because she…

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