Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Interrupters

While watching The Interrupters I was amazed how bad violance really is.  You always hear about situations that occur but you really don't know how bad it is until you see it.  I couldn't imagine growing up in a neighborhood like we saw in the film. Not being able to have a childhood  and having to grow up quickly would be awful. One of the narrators said, "They aren't worried about tomorrow, they are just trying to live today and not get shot."  I feel like the children are scared to be living in a neighborhood like that, but there isn't much they can do about it.  I think it's good what the interrupters are doing but the violance will never stop.  There is always people wanting to have retailiation against someone who has killed one of their friends.  They are a positive role models because they show that you don't have to live with violance in your life.  That violance isn't the only way, and there are people out there that want to help them.


  1. It is very sad that children have to grow up in a state of perpetual fear. I can't imagine what that would be like, or what the world would look like from that perspective. Who can blame them for developing violent behaviors when they grow up in an environment where their life is literally at risk?

  2. The quote was very heartbreaking because its true. Kids in this neighborhood can't have a childhood. They got to grow up fast and be able to protect themselves or they'll end up dead like a lot of these young children.


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