Elsewhere on the Internetz, someone mentioned Ferguson. His remarks somewhat square with yours… except he referred to it as “an urban cesspool with a failed school system exporting gangsters to the more distant white flight suburbs.”
Your “starting to turn things around” remarks sound like the “aspiring rapper” remarks made after some gangbanger gets shot dead.
Not trying to pick a fight. You’re there. I’m not. But I had some serious suspicions about how Ferguson was being portrayed in the media.. as some sort of nice suburban area. I didn’t believe that for a hot second. I’ve been to St. Louis and about the nicest thing I can say about it is that it sure looks good in the rearview mirror…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1