Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘Is the country better off than it was eight years ago?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado in Leimert Park and Jefferson Park.

Fidel Asadullah Leimert Park  “No. I think the current president did very little for black people. He seems more concerned about doing things for the gay movement. As a businessman, my financial situation has only gotten worse.”
Fidel Asadullah
Leimert Park
“No. I think the current president did very little for black people. He seems more concerned about doing things for the gay movement. As a businessman, my financial situation has only gotten worse.”
David Custodio Long Beach “I would say no. The tension between the cops and everyone else is a lot worse, mainly because of the treatment we get as people. We are treated as criminals the minute they see us and that’s it.”
David Custodio
Long Beach
“I would say no. The tension between the cops and everyone else is a lot worse, mainly because of the treatment we get as people. We are treated as criminals the minute they see us and that’s it.”
Kerry Williams Sr. Long Beach “I would say yes in respect to health care and recent issues with police brutality. If we go farther than eight years ago — when cameras weren’t that prevalent — a lot of things were going on.”
Kerry Williams Sr.
Long Beach
“I would say yes in respect to health care and recent issues with police brutality. If we go farther than eight years ago — when cameras weren’t that prevalent — a lot of things were going on.”