“Why don’t we have Boys and Girls Clubs? That would help keep kids our age out of trouble and off the streets.”
“They put up those surveillance lights and they are supposed to be able to see what is going on. My thing is, they are not really doing any good. If they are seeing criminal activity somebody is not telling because the dope dealers leave the corner and, all of a sudden, they will return. So, I would like to know why waste the taxpayers money? We have all these cameras put up and nothing happens. We never get a report on what they have done. You can go to the CAPS meetings and never find out how many criminals were picked up when or where. This is what I want to know. What is he going to do about it? I need my tax money.”
“I would ask what could he do to get rid of the drugs in our neighborhoods? And my second question would be, why do we have all this killing [and] policeman killing all these young people? What can we do about it? That needs to stop.”
“I would ask why don’t they have programs for younger kids to keep them out of trouble?”
“My question for Mayor Daley would be: what type of programs do we have enforced for our youth as far as teenage pregnancy, gangs and drugs? Because all of our kids are not into or interested in those types of programs, my question is: what can we do to prevent teenage pregnancy, drugs and gangs? I think we should have some type of program geared toward the young people so they can be encouraged to get their education and not be like the next drug dealer or become the next murder victim. They should have something to encourage our teens to do positive things as they are growing up.”
“I would like to know why we don’t have big brothers, big sisters or social centers in our community so that young people my age would have something to do?”
“I would ask the mayor about all the scams against seniors. We have people who invade our neighborhoods, call at all times of night and tell them how they can get a low-equity loan. So many of my friends have been caught in this scam and have lost quite a bit of money. The savings they have put up for their retirement is being used to get out of these scams. These people will call and tell you things like, ‘This is furnished by the government.’ Right away, older people think ‘oh, the government. This is ok.’ They present themselves as if they are [federal housing administrators] and seniors, not knowing any different, have even turned over cash money to these people. They are a fly-by-night scammers. So my question Mr. Mayor: what can you do about this?