WATCH: Multiple Videos Show Brawls That All Take Place At Local Welfare Offices
Watching these videos, one can’t help but feel a sense of sadness, for these people. In truth these few seconds of footage simply reaffirms the chaos that exists within the lives of these people. Violence and aggression seems only a moment away from whatever these people may be engaged in.
Cutting to the front of a line while waiting for another government handout, can turn into a trash talking brawl within a matter of seconds, slapping each other and quite frankly acting much like what goes on within the inner cities.
One video was at a food stamp office in East St. Louis had workers and clients concerned for their safety and brought calls for action, while another was taken in a welfare office on Chouteau in South St. Louis. And with one woman shouting at another “I WANT YOU BITCH... I WANT YOU BITCH!”
Obviously civility doesn’t usually exist within this chaotic environment, and those that are subject to it usually react with violence, it’s a street mentality void of actual discourse, a simple “excuse me” would perhaps in many cases defuse the tension that must exist with in this chaotic world of children having children, of fatherless families, of a pervasive drug culture, and of street gangs.
Check out three separate incidents at welfare offices that resulted in a brawl below: