You really wouldnt know most of these people are capable of crazy shit if you didnt know their history. They arent the type some stereotypical suburban white lady sees and think hes gonna rob her.
Really none of the people i know who are in and out of jail are anything but cool around me. If for some reason they end up at my house we tend to play chess(apparently everyone in jail learns to play).
I know a guy on house arrest who passes the time playing me in chess on our tablets.
I might be at a cookout with 6-7 fairly major felons and there isnt any like...tension or anything. I came up around these people. These are the people who....if I needed it....would pop up at a moments notice if I had some kind of danger to deal with.
My and my group have been around these guys since they were kids. Most of them came up behind us playing ball in the park. We coached them in football and rode on the bus taking them to see clemson football and shit.
They arent any kind of threat to me and ive never been in any danger due to any of them. It was my family that got me shot at and women who tend to cause conflict.
The various "criminals" in my life have never been a problem. I used to live across the street from this drug dealer everybody called Unc and all he did was have cookouts. Id throw something on the grill...next thing I know hes pulling the tarp off his grill. We swapping bbq sauces and im taking him a plate...he brings me one. My little brothers used to wash his cars for a few dollars.
Nothing ever...happened...because he was a drug dealer.
My friends and cousins used to sell crack out the back window of this very unit
In a little area called "Gilbert court". I never saw a speck of violence from it. Wed play sega saturn all night and people would just come give them money through the back window.
Only violence I saw was during a tyson fight where a guy got killed in the next unit over....had nothing to do with us.
I lived with and around dope boys for half my life without any obvious violence. The only violence came when most of us older ones moved away. Couple robberies. A car shot up.
During most of my time around these people there was never any conflict. No obvious beefs. the local drug dealers all seemed to get along. unc and Lonnie(other major guy) would be at the same cookouts. Both of them went to jail at times but we didnt really discuss it.
It wasnt all that eventful really.