- John Anderson
- August 18, 2013 - 13:14
The streets of PA may have been cleaner and the children more polite, but in "those days", husbands could legally beat their wives and children, there was no such thing as "date rape" and nobody had a cell phone to report crime to the police when they witnessed it. The police had carte blanche to stop and frisk anyone at any time, and you did not have even basic human rights such as the right against discrimination on the basis of colour or gender. I'm nearly 60 years old and I would not want to go back to the "good old days". Ever.
- August 16, 2013 - 12:36
Is crime worse today than in the past,,,,it all depends on which side of the fence your on, and who's eye's you are looking through! As a Native, we have seen genocide, mass brainwashing, mass kidnappiing and rape of generations of Natives in our past, all by government and church policies,,,,,, and Prince Alberts closed in pristine past is no exeption, while the good people of Prince Albert where living Happy Days and Leave it to Beaver lives, Native children where being,,,,,, well you have all heard the residential stories, don't want to bore you with our problem, but thanks eh!...............from my side of the fence,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I say the answer to your one sided question is, "YES"! Major criminals, in the area back in the 50's and 60's, killers, rapist, child abusers, still at large!
- August 15, 2013 - 19:46
the government took the parents rights away to kick their bad ass children's asses.
- August 15, 2013 - 18:05
Prince Albert in the 50s and 60s were fantastic!!! Most all natives were in residential schools and those on reserves were held in check by the indian agent. Yeah back in the day a policeman could beat the living daylights out of you and it was all part of the job. Probably a few people went MISSING too in the 50s and 60s and never been found. A guy could die in jail cells and no one ever knew...yeah those were the days!!There was no GLOBAL NEWS back then...you got something called a newspaper around supper time that DADDY would read while he ate his supper. Yeah those nutty Prince Albert residents from the 50s and 60s sure made a mess of Prince Albert.
- Concerned Grandmother
- August 14, 2013 - 12:49
Well there are certainly more drugs down there. What is sad is seeing people just sitting around doing nothing, obviously they are not working. Why? We bring in immigrants to fill jobs that could be filled by people who already live here. I realize that minimum wages are hard to live on but would we not be better off to subsidize these people who work these jobs, then just pay welfare to do nothing at all? How come people can afford booze, and drugs, but need welfare and the food bank to live ?
- Micheal Lessard
- August 14, 2013 - 09:40
Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I grew up in PA.As youth we respected the police. The behaved in a respectful manner. The tought of going to Reform School helped us young men to not cross that line.Today, the jails are better than what is offered at home when it comes to food, clothing and shelter.I agree, the home today has no authority. Children having children can only come to no good in the long run. I was raised fatherless. My mother had six children to care for while living on Welfare. I appreciate the help from the Province although being on Welfare was not an accepted social standard. We all went out and found work. What encouragement for work when welfare pays so well?