in the ghetto.

and his hunger burns, so he starts to roam the streets at night, and he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight, in the ghetto...

"and his hunger burns, so he starts to roam the streets at night, and he learns how to steal, and he learns how to fight, in the ghetto..."


you can make out the toilet paper stuck to the window and the stones on the floor that were thrown at my neighbours flat on thursday night.

in short, a bunch of teenage dirtbags have decided to vandalise his place every so often and hurl abuse. on that particular thursday we were standing outside his door having a fag and the just-broken-voice cries began, “oi cunt” “oi why you got toilet roll on ya windaz” etc. so i said “let’s gtfo”and we walked to get some drinks. as we were walking away the empty cans started flying toward us and the uneducated puke of abuse continued.

because of where our flats are on the corner (there’s only 4 flats, 2 are empty and i only moved in last week) we’re pretty isolated. it’s annoying that you can turn left out of my flat and its golden, turn right and it’s ghetto.

i’m not violent (out of fear of better violence being inflicted on me) so am taking the available option in noting down attacks and getting descriptions of clothes/names where i can. oh, and keeping my parang just outside the door.  but my non-violent nature is undermined by my attention span and desire for instant satisfaction.

so i’ve set up some surveillance with my webcam using motion sensor technology which records a video everytime something passes in front of it. but i haven’t hidden it that well and i’m pretty sure they’ve seen it as they walk past. either way, the attacks have stopped for now.

as i said to edthebear this weekend, if they bring the pain to me, i’m going jack bauer on their ass.

i should have said ctu, or better:

“they pull a knife, you pull a gun. he sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. that’s the chicago way”


hell. yes. it looks like my surveillance has done the trick because we haven’t had any problems this week. i know they saw the camera because i saw them walk past and look right at it (i wasn’t recording at the time though). since then i’ve installed it in a more covert position and from about 5pm till the next morning it’s in detection mode.


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