[ExI] battle tanks to a five yr old

PJ Manney pjmanney at gmail.com
Tue May 8 03:11:58 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 7:05 AM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Examples: in 1990, shortly after I moved to the Silicon Valley, I bumbled
> into a south San Jose neighborhood.  It was extremely scary down there.
> I
> was down there just last week, and it looked better than the neighborhood I
> grew up in.  Saw very little that would make me worry.  There were senoritas
> pushing baby carriages, gentle civilized people everywhere, nothing
> particularly trashy anywhere.
> I suppose we are seeing the cumulative effects of the three strikes law,
> which passed in California in 1994.  Alternate views?

Real estate values and gentrification.  I could say the same about the
Upper West Side of Manhattan between 1975 and 1985.  It went from
heroin junkies preying on pedestrians from needle-strewn doorways to
baby strollers and Benettons almost overnight.  Now it's Brooks
Brothers and Bang & Olfson.

The heroin junkies either died of AIDS or were moved by the police to
less high-priced real estate.  Like Queens.  Where did San Jose's go?


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