I wouldn’t say it’s more violent than other countries. There’s more gun deaths than in other countries because there’s a ridiculous amount of guns.
Everything is so messed up. It would be a process. It couldn’t happen overnight.
People are going through pain they can’t cope with. They resort to guns and drugs. Both are easy to get to, but the government is more concerned about stopping drugs than guns.
Not at all. I’ve had experiences where I put money in a bank and it disappeared. I never got compensated.
I like that there are corporations coming in, but I hate gentrification. They’re pushing low income people out of the neighborhoods.
Rent control, definitely. We’re being moved out farther and farther. People are moving to Brockton and New Bedford, but all the jobs and resources are here.
I think that people should take more active roles in their communities. People are spending time working to make ends meet and can’t take part in social and political movements.
She’d be good. She might bring some changes to Washington.
Housing is an enormous issue in Boston. There should be more control of landlords.
I would like to see the Dudley area built up the way it was when I was a child. My grandmother and grandfather used to shop here for everything.
Of course. I’ve been in multiple situations in different areas of town. On top of the overt racism, there’s all this gentrification going on, forcing people out of the city.
Basically, spend it with family. Family is most important.
It’s been a double-edged sword. Nationally, it’s a mess. His policies have been horrible. But people are coming together at the local level. There’s been a surge in arts and community projects run by people of color.
It has to do with oil. It’s a coverup. The U.S. always has a way of getting in other people’s business.
I’m grateful to be alive. The president might be the biggest jerk in the world, but I’m alive. — Ron Simpkins, Retired, Framingham