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In a hell of a fix

Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 4:55 am

Hi, all

I have started to post here because I'm in a bit of a fix and don't know where to turn.

I have lived in England my whole life, and although have lived in rougha reas, not had any direct experience or trouble with gangs. I am posting here because my parents are uprooting us all to Tacoma, Washington, due to my Dad's new job. While everyone else is excited, I do not want to go :(. I am not dissing anyone but when I told a friend about the move, they told me Tacoma has a lotta problems with gangs, so in reality I'm worried and upset about it. I'm black (Jamacian) and due to not being from the US, have absolutely no clue about the gangs there. We are due to move in another six weeks and I am even thinking of running away (not just because of gang culture, it's a lot of things) but the gangs are a concern of mine.

So basically, if anyone can offer me any information or advice, I'd be so grateful. Also, I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. I have trawled through the gangs of Washington thread but I have no idea whether the gang will start shit with me or what streets to avoid because they're gang territory. I am clueless about gangs

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 8:41 am

listen... theres no worry, Tacoma is not bad, its when you are in a gang, or go out lookin for trouble. What part of Tacoma? HillTop?

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 9:07 am

Kelemi253 wrote:listen... theres no worry, Tacoma is not bad, its when you are in a gang, or go out lookin for trouble. What part of Tacoma? HillTop?
Hey, thanks, my dad said somewhere in the east area of Tacoma, forgot the street name though. Does anybody know any logos or distinctive tattoos or anything Bloods wear? My friend said there's tons of Bloods over there. I have tattoos and I'm worried that I'll be approached to be in a gang and get hurt if I refuse to join the gang. I'll take your word for itthough, thanks for the help :)

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 9:21 am

kelle8 wrote:
Kelemi253 wrote:I'm worried that I'll be approached to be in a gang and get hurt if I refuse to join the gang.
Should'nt be worried, thats probably not going to happen.

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 10:43 am

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Kelemi253 wrote:I'm worried that I'll be approached to be in a gang and get hurt if I refuse to join the gang.
Should'nt be worried, thats probably not going to happen.
Okay, cool. Do you know if the Bloods have any sort of logo or something?

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 10:49 am

they probably will just be all flamed up...

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 10:53 am

Kelemi253 wrote:they probably will just be all flamed up...
Sorry to sound dumb (I'm probably really annoying you) but does that mean dressed in red? :) Sorry, I tried Google an that and it was as useful as a chocolate fireman, lol.

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 10:57 am

yeah, dressed in red, flags... etc:

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 10:58 am

... and no, your NOT annoying me.

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 11:18 am

Okay, cool :). I guess I shouldn't let it bug me unless something 'appens aye?

Thanks, you've been a great help

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 11:36 am

your welcome, tacoma is a pretty nice area. unless your old, and dont like to drive...

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 1st, 2006, 12:42 pm

Kelemi253 wrote:your welcome, tacoma is a pretty nice area. unless your old, and dont like to drive...
Hehe, I'm young and can't drive. Lol. Guess it won't be so bad :) Can't say anything till I been there anywayz.

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Unread post by Guest » March 1st, 2006, 1:01 pm

you should find out where exactly your movin to.. street name.

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Unread post by Guest » March 2nd, 2006, 9:19 am

I know theres a war goin on right now, Im not sure who is in it, I think 40 Blocc Crips, Native Gangster Crips, and Native Gangster Bloods. Not sure if its all in just tacoma.

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Unread post by Guest » March 3rd, 2006, 9:27 am

theres quiet afew, but nothin like compton... haha

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Unread post by qbone » March 4th, 2006, 1:04 pm

i don-t think u have to much to worry about just be yourself and stay away
from the drama u will reconize the clowns with there suits on just put yourself around positive people and you will be okay u jamaican so u do not really have to worry about thtagang stuff with afro american peace be with u and welcome to america the great ..........

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Unread post by Old Shatterhand » March 5th, 2006, 7:07 pm

I've been through there once years ago. Mellow and liberal. Make good friends and ask God to guide and protect you. Live right and you should be fine I would think.

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 6th, 2006, 7:26 am

Hi, sorry I've not replied for a while, we've been busy beefing. My dad told me the postal code is 98409 no idea where that was. He wouldn't tell me the street name, probably because he's cross with me for being angry about the move. He's annoying that way, I'll Google it later.

Christ there is a few all right, thanks for the link. I am mainly also worried about my temper as I occasionally indulge in a fight. I get annoyed real easy and I know bopping sombody on the nose is a stupid idea I might not be able to help it. I've dealt with rougher areas by just walking stridently and keeping my shoulders straight, eyes straight ahead and jaw parallel to the floor. If one of them talks to me, should I snub them?

That's a relief about the race thing. I'll stay posting on here and let you know how it goes if I do go with them, but I might run away. My friend's parents are willing to let me live with them. I am not sure yet, but I will certainly let you know what's happening :)

Thanks again guys. :)

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Unread post by Guest » March 6th, 2006, 9:03 am

If they try to talk to you... just be friendly... just dont get involved in illegal activity's...

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 7th, 2006, 6:58 am

Thanks :)

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Unread post by Tyrant » March 7th, 2006, 11:35 pm

Kelemi253 wrote:If they try to talk to you... just be friendly... just dont get involved in illegal activity's...
Be careful if a foo tells you to come over to him though. I've seen a dumb ass get hustled like this at a bus stop.

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Unread post by Guest » March 8th, 2006, 9:04 am

yeah, if they ask to see something, dont let them see it.

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Unread post by Tyrant » March 8th, 2006, 9:14 am

Kelemi253 wrote:yeah, if they ask to see something, dont let them see it.
Yep I remember a guy asked me to see a hat I just got from Lids at the Southcenter bus stop but I refused. He just went away after that.

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 8th, 2006, 10:29 am

Kelemi253 wrote:yeah, if they ask to see something, dont let them see it.
Do you mean they'll steal it or hurt me? I think the best way's to just nod my head and if they ask, I'll lie and say I'm in a rush and can't stop - thanks for the advice :)

Like I say I don't know whether I'll stay at my friend's or go with them.....I'll let ya know

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Unread post by Guest » March 8th, 2006, 12:10 pm

They probably wont hurt you, as for its really stupid... but if you let them see it, they probably gonna keep it.

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Unread post by Tyrant » March 8th, 2006, 7:58 pm

Kelemi253 wrote:They probably wont hurt you, as for its really stupid... but if you let them see it, they probably gonna keep it.
Yea, but once they take it if he's one of them kind of people he'll retaliate. Shit can get pretty ugly if the guy who try to jakc him has homies around.

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Unread post by Guest » March 9th, 2006, 8:59 am

but, not really to a female.

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Unread post by Tyrant » March 9th, 2006, 3:31 pm

Kelemi253 wrote:but, not really to a female.
kelle8 is a girl?

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 10th, 2006, 6:25 am

Yep, I'm a girl :)

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Unread post by Guest » March 10th, 2006, 11:23 am

Kelle is a females name, so any updates?

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Unread post by kelle8 » March 10th, 2006, 1:53 pm

Kind of, I don't think I'll be seeing Tacoma now. I want to stay here, nd if I can I will. I just can't go - i know you guys tried to help and I'm thankful and its not just gangs, it's everything. It's mainly gangs but just the dea of seeing a gang member makes me feel ill. I think, therefore it is in my best interest, that I should stay in the UK

Mightchge my mind but i doubt it - I just want to stay where it's safe

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