Claiming/Beefing over Hoods
These are photos of blood on the floor of my school from a fight over hoods. A whole rack of people from 41st, Barry Farms, and Choppa City are in my school. They fight all the time when people throw their gang signs and anyone who sees it joins in. Students and security guards and police are too cool with each other. Some will stand there and watch and make sure no one else breaks it up. Then you got the rest of us with our safety. Like yesterday someone came up and started shooting. Nobody was thinking about us. They sent us back to school. You always got to ask yourself, 'What’s next?' You got fights and blood. What’s next? A bullet’s got no names on it. They can hit anybody. They never catch the people. What if they show up again and somebody gets hit this time? That’s the problem with our school. Our school is surrounded by Choppa City and Barry Farms. This stuff is going to keep happening. I can’t afford nothing happening to me because I’m supposed to graduate. I’m the first in my family to graduate [from high school]. I was looking at a picture we took at Christmas time. It was my cousin, my mother, and my brother in law, and they all died in the same year. When they died, I didn’t care about nothing. I didn’t go to school and didn’t care about nothing but then I realized I can’t keep blaming everybody for my problems. I got my sister and she already lost all her other brothers. I didn’t want her to have another brother lost to the system. That would be devastating.