Thursday, February 28, 2008

Certain Remarks Noted In T-Ville Discussion; Or, How To Moderate Voices That Have Nowhere Else To Go ...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Evolution Of T-Ville A Hot Topic":

""Once those things happen, you will have the migration of gays and bohemians who recognize the undervalued real-estate in the neighborhood. With them will come quirky new businesses and a lively social scene.

Following the gays and bohemians will be the bourgeois who gentrify the neighborhood, in turn will attract chain retail to have a presence there."

We're already got the tattoo parlors, so I'd say the artists are already in T-Ville!!!!!!!!!!

And I'm not sure Enfield is up to having a lively nightlife aimed
at gays and bohemians? That would certainly require additional police presence downtown."

Could someone tell me how these remarks don't smack of the worst kind of ageism and homophobia?

Maybe you don't get this…

The idea is for the gays and bohemians to DISPLACE and REPLACE the criminals.

The cost of more visible police presence on Friday and Saturday night is fraction of what it costs to round up the drug dealers.

Posted by Anonymous to The Cool Justice Report at 11:33 AM

Editor's Note:

It's good to see all remarks noted, digested and discussed. In addition to the gay and bohemian comments, I also wondered how the residents cited in the posting below would "certainly stand out!"


Bulldoze down the vacant buildings, the low income housing and crumbling mill houses, and
the people dealing drugs and carry guns on T-ville streets will leave cuz they won't be able to stay in Enfield (... its highly unlikely they could afford to live in a single family home in Southwood Acres or Whit Acres, or historic district. At the very least, they'd certainly stand out!)"

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