The public housing complexes on the east side of the river might just be the deadliest places in the country, but efforts are underway to secure the area.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is bringing in federal law enforcement to help state and local authorities crack down on crime. Figures show that East St. Louis is nearly twice as dangerous as even the worst streets in Chicago.
The population of East St. Louis is 96% black.
Again, there is not one single place (city, county, country, state, nation, general area, etc...) on planet earth, past or present, with a black majority that is not riddled with crime, corruption, poverty, violence and in a state of physical dilapidation and anarchy, if ever developed in the first place by non-black outsiders.