Reader: It Just Ain't the Same Without the Gangbangers Around

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A letter in response to "The Crackdown: A massive drug bust didn't stop the violence in Superior-St. Clair," June 13: I feel that the neighborhood has calmed down a lot. I stay on East 74th in St.Clair and I went to school with most of the 7-All boys. I'm just happy to say that the neighborhood is safer in some areas. I have two kids by gang member Gary Keaton. My kids' father was killed in 2004 by a man named Douglas Lowe. He was only sentenced to 7 years. I was 5 months pregnant with my second child. My daughter has never met her father. Every day my kids tell me they miss their father. The man that killed him will be free in 3 years. At least I can say all of the 7-All boys loved my children. They probably never meant for things to go the way they did. But they probably feel like they were losing too many of their loved ones. To tell you the truth, I wish they all were out because the hood is not the same without them. Not talking about drugs or gang banging, but they were all good people to be around. Traniece Jackson Cleveland

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