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Take back Gloversville

October 19, 2012
The Leader Herald

As a former resident of Gloversville, I just wanted to express how disgusted I am when it comes to the video of the two teens beating a grown woman. I know what it feels like to have someone you love be the victim of such a violent crime.

Bullying in any way, shape or form is not cool; it's downright awful. These girls and their parents should be ashamed and held responsible. My son lost his best friend, who was 16, to suicide this past April because he was a victim of constant bullying. I hate to even pull The Leader-Herald up on the Internet because it sickens me to see the condition my hometown is in. I hear people blaming it on outsiders moving in, but the locals are just as much to blame. I have been gone almost three years now. I love my heritage and I am a proud upstate New Yorker, but I have to say I am a little ashamed to say I am from Gloversville.

Something needs to be done or Gloversville will be lost forever. I remember as a child what a great place it was. There was a booming economy and people took pride in their homes. What happened? All y'all who still reside there should be livid, disgusted and ready to take back the community.

TASHA SCHENKEL

Foley, Ala.

 
 

 

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