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There Are No Children Here
in a place filled with abandoned buildings and gunfire. The gangs were dedicated to violence, and children were compelled to join for their own safety. Eventually Lafeyette broke into a car. It was these feelings that made the Rivers children hesitant to get close to anyone. In 1985 a friend came to him and asked him to write a text for a photo essay he was doing on (children living in poverty) for a Chicago magazine. Also, there were no drug rehabilitation programs or centers to help combat the problem.
Meaning, at ten years old, he wasnt sure if hed make it to adulthood. Worst of all, instead of joining boys and girls clubs, the adolescents joined gangs. Where there was once a playground, there is now a shooting. LaShawn, the oldest, who financially supports her drug addiction with prostitution. Lafeyette and Pharoah had almost opposite personalities. With that sentiment in mind he"s a presidential commission as saying;?The sheer scale of such projectsis stultifying to the human spirit. Calvin Robinson) was a mentor for a Newly Improved Military Innovation Helicopters Lafeyette. The bricks were smooth, the windows were shimmering, and the walls were freshly painted white. With the help of 60 Chicago policemen, officials went from building to building looking for drugs and weapons. (p259) These poor living conditions do not go unnoticed, however little is done to improve their conditions.