ARCHIVE 2001-2008: 2004 - SOUTHTOWN: j023

Lamone Waller consoles his cousin, Angel Roby, who cries after knocking her head on a sidewalk along 12th Street.Roby lived in a house behind Popeye's restaurant with her sisters and mother, Angie Roby, for two years before moving out last year. Angie's husband had abandoned the family and she relied mostly on her older children and relatives to help care for her younger children. {quote}I don't like this side of town,{quote} Roby said. {quote}I don't trust some of the people around here.{quote} {quote}You don't often hear about people buying a house and raising a family over here,{quote} South Town renter Doug Delong said. {quote}Some people want to rent, but that's about it.{quote}

Lamone Waller consoles his cousin, Angel Roby, who cries after knocking her head on a sidewalk along 12th Street. 

Roby lived in a house behind Popeye's restaurant with her sisters and mother, Angie Roby, for two years before moving out last year.  

Angie's husband had abandoned the family and she relied mostly on her older children and relatives to help care for her younger children. "I don't like this side of town," Roby said. "I don't trust some of the people around here."  

"You don't often hear about people buying a house and raising a family over here," South Town renter Doug Delong said. "Some people want to rent, but that's about it."