Jump to content
Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.

Brooklyn residents' complaints about playground designed as prison are finally heard


Harry

Recommended Posts

Kids at this Brooklyn tot lot weren't swinging from monkey bars - they were sitting behind bars.

 

For eight years - until the city hurriedly painted over it Wednesday - toddlers at a violence-racked housing project were encouraged to pretend they were in prison in a city-funded playground.

 

The bright orange "JAIL" in the junglegym at the preschoolers' playground at the Tompkins Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant has upset residents for years.

 

"I know our black kids out there go to jail. It's like they are getting ready to send them to jail," fumed Shirley Corbett, 63, a grandmother of 20 who lives next to the playground.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2010/03/24/2010-03-24_brooklyn_housing_project_residents_say_city_tot_lot_with_play_jail_treats_kid_li.html#ixzz0jC5S4kiL

post-1-133288581686_thumb.jpg

post-1-133288581686_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The city isn't preparing anyone for jail, if it's anyone, it's the individuals themselves.

 

Perfectly said. Its a little taste of the big house where 60% of those residents will be "residence" behind bars.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hmm...................and why is that??? Because these things don't actually encourage people to go to jail, contrary to popular BELIEF.

 

Yes, society does not send you to jail, you only send your self to jail.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.