I've lived in the northeast area for almost ten years now I grew up here I went to Wilson Middle school and then Northeast High school graduated with the 165th class of 2006. I shop in roosevelt plaza shoot I even learned to drive in the "toys r us" lot there to. I've always felt safe here this place is my jungle my playground. But in the last two years this area has undergone a descent into something that I dont even recognise, Im hearing about purse snatchers and break ins and store roberries.
For me things culminated earlier tonight at 8:30 PM when I was robbed at gunpoint in the driveway between walgreens and rutland street. Two young african american men ran up behind me one of them wielding a very loaded 38 speacial He leveled the gun at my head and told me to get down on my knees. I told him I would not kneel he went on to demand my back pack so i reached for the buckle and soon as I did he got real jumpy and jabbed the gun once again at my head. So very slowly i got the pack off and droped it to the ground. he then told me to empty my pockets and lie down flat. I declined both orders and told him to take the pack and go because i was not going to give him my wallet or lie down in the alley. His look out man grabbed the bag and they took off running towards large street and I just stood there stunned.
I dont know why Im really posting this I just feel like hearing from other people who live and work in this area. I just want to know what has gone wrong here why arent we safe anymore? I own firearms legally should i get a concealed carry permit and carry them? I hate to think that is the answer but my mind is spinning round and round here and im not sure what to think.