Growing up growing up in an ‘illegal’ drug-smuggling operation in the Dominican Republic, a career in the NFL is what allowed me to be a part of the best class of my childhood.
But, while I was an integral part of a thriving local football team and even managed to snag a spot on the New York Jets, I didn’t have any of the drugs I’d grown up in the United States to get high on.
That’s when I began to notice something strange about my hometown.
As I got older, I began noticing a shift in the culture I grew up with: a sense of entitlement and the notion that the world was on the wrong track.
And I realized, with the help of my dad, that my town was becoming more violent.
Growing up in Belmont, California, I was raised in a very safe and privileged environment where my friends and family were all on the same page.
Our school was a small, liberal Christian school.
It was a place where you didn’t get caught up in petty issues and politics, but were instead encouraged to be more aware of the bigger picture.
There was no drug culture or violent gang culture.
The community was very open, accepting, and very accepting of each other.
At the same time, it was not a safe place for any of us to have any kind of problems.
So, I remember when I first moved to Los Angeles, I would often tell my friends about my growing up and how we all had to learn how to be aware of our surroundings.
I would ask them to not only look out for themselves but to look out also for the people around them.
When I was in high school, I started seeing the negative repercussions of my upbringing.
Drugs were rampant.
We were getting shot up, we were doing drugs, and we were hanging out with other kids who looked a lot like us.
Even when my family was out in public, I saw people walking around in the same clothes they were wearing in the morning.
This made me feel like it wasn’t safe for me.
If I was alone in a club, I’d always be in fear that someone would come to get me.
When I was at school, people would look at me like I was some sort of troublemaker.
After I moved to LA, my dad made sure I would be taught to not have a problem and to not be afraid to ask for help.
He’d also remind me that if I wanted to grow up and play in the league, I needed to make it through this part of my life.
Belmont is known as one of the most violent places in America, with a population of about 100,000 people, according to the FBI.
For many of those who grow up there, this has meant living in fear and in a world where a crime is a crime.
From the time I was born, I never really felt safe in Belwood, but the neighborhood is much safer now.
While it has been safer to be in Belton, I still feel unsafe.
“It was always safer to come from Belmont because you could go to a safe house or go to the beach and be out of harm’s way,” Belmont resident Marley K. said.
In the past few years, there have been several high-profile incidents that have shaken the community, including the fatal shooting of a teenager in the neighborhood and the death of an 18-year-old who was found in a nearby car with a gunshot wound.
Marlon K. Williams is the mayor of Belmont and has been vocal about the need to address the community’s violent issues.
Williams is also a co-founder of the Belmont Crime Prevention Alliance, an organization that seeks to prevent violent crime.
“If you think about the amount of drug dealing going on in this area, it’s just astounding.
My brother is the father of one of my best friends.
They both deal with drugs, both deal in marijuana and both have a relationship that’s been broken up by drugs,” Williams said.
“We need to stop the drug trade.
These are not just drug dealers, they’re people that have a drug problem.
To the best of my knowledge, they don’t know what they’re doing.
No one is doing anything about it.”
The city of Belton has made strides in the past decade to address drug and gang violence.
New York City enacted a program called Safe Streets in 2005 that focused on reducing gang activity.
Also in 2005, a new law that was enacted in the city of Los Angeles made it illegal for minors under the age of 18 to have drugs in their system.
Last year, the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, signed a law that made it easier for young people to apply for and