And just who is “we” and “they” in this scenario? The District of Columbia belongs to all Americans as the seat of our federal government which is precisely why it was not made a state. I have been there a few times in the past year and seen vastly fewer “rough” looking characters than I have in a similar amount of time in St. Louis, Dallas or Houston. Merely having some dangerous areas does not mean that we should turn it into the Warsaw ghetto and herd people who someone finds undesirable into it. We are not the Germans in WWII.
Some cities have partially sealed entrances into neighborhoods in the US in the past with disastrous results in the response times for emergency responders who have only 1-2 ways into a large area. If it was your relative living there or yourself on business there who needed an ambulance for a heart attack, I don’t think you would be advocating such nonsense.
Sheesh JC you need to lighten up, we were just kidding! But you did not read my post, I don’t wanna a barricade around the place, I said to pull out!! LOL. Let em have it!
Ok let us start from the beginning.
You are confused, the people we elect have nothing to do with how the District of Columbia is run, they just send them OUR money collected from the rest of the country. So in this discussion us is the regular folks out here in flyover country, and they are nuts running the city.
Outsiders don’t turn a place into a ghetto, the people* living *there do. You’re telling us, a city in America cordoned off an entire neigbhorhood and restricted the movement of people coming and going? I’m not speaking of some gated community now, but you’re talking a public street with checkpoints, shaking folks down, before letting them pass on a public street? Mind telling tell us what city that took place in? I’m not talking about police checkpoints for DUI, or looking for known felons that robbed a bank, but a full time, 24 hour post, where cops checked everyone coming and going 7 days a week. Govt placed a Berlin Wall around a neighborhood, blockading all the roads but one or two, to make chokepoints. I’m not saying it didn’t happen, because in Detroit *anything *is possible, I just never heard of it.
And you’re saying not only did they restrict citizens, but stopped emergency vehicles for the proper paperwork before letting them enter? You mind telling us where this happend?
I agree with ya about St Louis and Houston, bad there too. Along the way throw in Detroit, Cleveland, Cinncinati, Philly, LA, Camden, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Now ask yourself what all those cities have in common? Run by liberals! And have been for the last 40 years, so don’t blame me if they’ve been turned into ghettos.
You need to spend more time in the District, I’ve been there many times, (relatives working in the District and live in Lorton) around the monuments you are ok, and Georgetown area is mostly ok, but I’m NOT gonna go anywhere in that place I dunno.