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White on Black Crime is Not the Real Issue

Dear Source,
I am a Virgin Islander presently residing in Houston, Texas
I am very distressed at reading the Virgin Islands newspapers every day and seeing Rapes, Murders, Robberies (my mother's house was broken into and my brother's). Where are these protestors when our young men are being slaughtered like animals by each other? Why don't you go protest in the projects where they are killing each other for coming into their neighborhood. Why don't you protest about the high number of young girls that are being victimized by older men? (Been happening for years) Protest child abuse. Start reporting to Police when you see a crime. White on Black crime, Black on white crime, Black on Black crime (highest numbers) will not go away. Making this an issue of racism is not going to fix the big picture. Crime in St. Croix is outrageous.
Let us start valuing our people, by treating each other with respect and courtesy. Stop all of the killing of our young men!!! Others will have no choice but to respect us and treat us the way we wish to be treated. My mother always told me that charity begins at home. Let's take a step back and view how we treat each other. Are we our brother's keeper? Let us stop crime from running rampant in the Virgin Islands, where it can truly live up to the name American Paradise.
Crime should not be tolerated period; stop letting the criminal element take over. Get rid of government officials that are not tough on crime. Don't let your children commit crimes and cover it up. We need to start doing things for the greater good of the islands. White people are not the problem, crime is!!! Do not permit criminals to flourish there, stand up for something. If our ancestors were to treat Slavery as we react to crime, we would still BE SLAVES!!!
Jacqueline Paige
Houston, Texas

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Dear Source,
I am a Virgin Islander presently residing in Houston, Texas
I am very distressed at reading the Virgin Islands newspapers every day and seeing Rapes, Murders, Robberies (my mother's house was broken into and my brother's). Where are these protestors when our young men are being slaughtered like animals by each other? Why don't you go protest in the projects where they are killing each other for coming into their neighborhood. Why don't you protest about the high number of young girls that are being victimized by older men? (Been happening for years) Protest child abuse. Start reporting to Police when you see a crime. White on Black crime, Black on white crime, Black on Black crime (highest numbers) will not go away. Making this an issue of racism is not going to fix the big picture. Crime in St. Croix is outrageous.
Let us start valuing our people, by treating each other with respect and courtesy. Stop all of the killing of our young men!!! Others will have no choice but to respect us and treat us the way we wish to be treated. My mother always told me that charity begins at home. Let's take a step back and view how we treat each other. Are we our brother's keeper? Let us stop crime from running rampant in the Virgin Islands, where it can truly live up to the name American Paradise.
Crime should not be tolerated period; stop letting the criminal element take over. Get rid of government officials that are not tough on crime. Don't let your children commit crimes and cover it up. We need to start doing things for the greater good of the islands. White people are not the problem, crime is!!! Do not permit criminals to flourish there, stand up for something. If our ancestors were to treat Slavery as we react to crime, we would still BE SLAVES!!!
Jacqueline Paige
Houston, Texas

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.