Intro Discussion – Spring 2017 – 3rd Block

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What do you think is the number-one problem in Danville today? Write at least a paragraph (five or more sentences) explaining the problem and why you believe it is the biggest problem we have here.)

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  1. The number one problem that I believe that Danville is facing today in this generation is that all everybody seems to know is grab a gun. That most people in the city in Danville act so self centered. Nobody ever learns to trust one another and turn their backs on each other. I believe that some people in this city tend to throw their lives away over something that could probably be resolved. Some people seem to be so into the gang and drugs to the point that all they see in their eyes is red or blue, not knowing that a large amount of people has died to try and prove who has more power or who has more money over who. Which is as you really start to think about it. its really sad. Danville is really a big mess depending on how you see it. And despite everything that these people look at on the local news. The killings, robberies, kidnappings, and missing people… People act normal and say that it not that bad!! Like people will have their minds all backwards. people do things that they know is wrong, Then when their either in jail or six feet deep underground, their friends and families be out of nowhere screaming Free so and so, Rest in peace this person rest in peace that person. knowing that they did something wrong that probably put that person in that predicament. I believe that this is a big problem in Danville behavior wise. but they’re many more. to people being unemployed, homeless, and ther’s not enough jobs are around for everybody. And people stay puzzled when many people say that if they ever get rich and famous to move out of Danville. I feel like if these things can somehow change, life in Danville will be much more pleasant.

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  2. The number on e problem we have in danville is gun violence. I think the problem could be fixed if the parents took time to discipline their children instead of trying to be their friend. The children need to be taught that violence is not always the answer to all your problems neither is a gun the resolution to all your problems. When you pick up a gun you are throwing your life away because you are going to end up taking someones life away and throwing yours away in the process all because you wanted to prove a point or you are listening to someone else who could care less about you. Taking someones life thats gods job not yours find something productive and put the guns down and talk some things out so you wont have to spend the rest of your life in 6 by 4 cell thinking about your decision to do wrong and you wont cause a family the pain a loved one that they will never see again walk on gods green earth.

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  3. I think the number one problem in Danville is Violence. All people do is keep killing each other over stupid stuff instead of solving there problems without the violence. I believe this is one of the reasons because every time you look at news they talk about Gangs and violence dealing with shootings that done happen in Danville. Everyone should come together and just solve they problems. If everyone would just talk out there problems instead of picking up weapons to kill each other Danville will be so much better and a safer place to be.

  4. I think the biggest problem in Danville is that people are too greedy, so they won’t build or keep up any schools for our education. People are constantly making more restaurants or stores in Danville. We don’t need more restaurants or stores, we have enough in Danville. Also, it shouldn’t be prioritized. I forgot what year it was in when they had to shut down so many good schools, including my elementary school. I get that a lot of kids don’t like school, but we should be concerned for our education and the education for the future kids. If they keep shutting down schools or not building any new ones, schools will begin to be crowded, which means that teachers most likely won’t be able to pay attention to the kids that are struggling. Also, because of this greediness, there is many unemployed people because people aren’t willing to give out jobs. There’s lots of things wrong in Danville and of course it is not the only place with flaws, but I will leave it at this.

  5. The number one problem in Danville today is the shooting that has been happening. All of it is gang related. It doesn’t make any sense how they react to the situation. Instead of talking stuff out or just fighting they wanna use guns and put themselves and everybody else around them in danger over something stupid. They could easily avoid all these problems by not taking the gang stuff so serious.

  6. The number one problem in Danville is all the gang related violence. This leads to arguments shooting and killing. This is not only a problem to the people in that gang but people around them, because a bullet has no name on it. But its not only gang related issues its social media, gun violence, and rumors. That make Danville seem like a bad place and causes problems.If they all just talked stuff out and handled it like adults it wouldn’t be very much problem.

    • I also think this is so true because I think gang banging and social media are the top two issues. Most people see people doing wrong and doing whatever they can just to get accepted into a group but little do they know they are killing their own kind. Nowadays people are even killing their own family just for their the people they supposed to home boys/girls.

  7. The number one problem in danville is our generation dont know how to stick together. They out here robbing people and shooting thats not bool at all. We should all stick together no matter what the case is.They shouldn’t have guns illegal for everyone can be safe. Danville is not bad its the people that make it seem bad.

  8. The number-one problem in Danville today is our generation don’t know how to stick together.They out here killing one another instead of coming together as one and trying to make the world a better place.If our generation would come together and help instead shooting and fighting each other, maybe we’ll get respect and not be called out our names.This generation throwing they lives away for something that could be resolved or prevented.Personally i think if they come together and think before they act we would face the problems that we face.

  9. The biggest problem in Danville today is there are not enough jobs. A lot of people struggle not being able to pay bills, and if they do have jobs then they don’t get paid enough to support there family’s . This is why this is the biggest problem in Danville if we had more jobs more family would have income and there will be less problems. There is so much good that will come out of that. the conclusion.

  10. The one reason I think is the problem with Danville today is the lack of jobs and opportunities. For instance the effects of lack of jobs is that the people who live in the city will struggle and then turn to crime to get by in life then effecting the people who have jobs. Also causing a high rate of crime in the city and also causing a high rate of people getting injured. Another reason is the lack of opportunities for future generations to get jobs or create jobs for others.For example, if people have low chances of getting a job then the people will leave to find new jobs causing the population to go down. Then jobs will go out of business and move to other places to make money

    • Jeremiah I agree with your statement because as you said there is a lack of opportunities in Danville for everyone and with no opportunities now or for the future people have to find another way to provide for themselves or their family as well as people will move to fine new opportunities which is not good for the city.

  11. I think the number-one problems in Danville today is that it is too easy for people to resort to violence and too many people are self centered. I believe that these are our major problems because people always talk about fighting and shooting someone and that is not how our first response should be. Also being self centered is not how we should be either there is no reason for someone to think that the world revolves around them because if they do they git this attitude that they’er better then everyone else and they are not and if they keep this attitude though out life it won’t get them far. I think that we need to do something about these problems and if we fix them we could have better community and schools. I believe that the are a lot of problems in Danville but these are the number-one problems in Danville.

  12. There’s no problem to me , Its just a bunch of people with to much free time that they need to fill . People need to go out and get jobs and take care of they kids . Kids need to get they heads in the books and out of the streets . If Danville people used the time thy had on they hands to do good things the city would be good . They are good they just need to give 600% on the good stuff .

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  13. The number one problem that I believe that Danville is facing today in this generation is that all everybody seems to know is Killing and Gangbanging. That most people in the city in Danville act so self centered. I believe that some people in this city tend to throw their lives away over something that could probably be fixed. Some people seem to be so into the gang and drugs to the point that all they see in their eyes is the colors red or blue, not knowing that a large amount of people has died to try and prove who has more power or who has more money over who. And despite everything that these people look at on the local news. The killings, robberies, kidnappings.People do things that they know is wrong, Then when their either in jail or six feet deep underground, their friends and families be out of nowhere screaming Free Them, Rest in peace and knowing that they did something wrong that probably put that somebody else in the ground.

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  14. I think the number one problem in Danville is crime. There have been a lot of robberies and shootings going on lately. Most of the people who are committing these crimes aren’t being arrested because they run away. The police are having a hard time stopping these crimes. It is making our city look bad and unsafe for the civilians here.

  15. I believe the number one problem in Danville is all of the gang and gun violence. There have been so much shootings and robberies going on that it’s not even safe to go out to fun places anymore, And it’s a problem because some people have to raise their children in most places where the violence is going on and children are watching these things go on and it’s not good for them to see or grow up around, because they can follow in those same foot steps. So I think the gang violence and gun violence should be stopped.

  16. In Danville VA there are many problems but the number one problem for me would be some neighborhoods and streets that have bad reputation. one street everybody talks about is North Main because somebody gets killed every week there. Another street would be Arnette Blvd Because from what i have heard theirs is always something going on in the street such as a fight or any type of arguments. The neighborhoods where those streets go by are also dangerous because there is constantly drugs going around the city and it starts from there most of the time. A few years ago danville didn’t have a bad reputation now there has been many people getting shot or other stuff and it gives the city of danville a bad reputation.

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