By far one of the hardest cities in the country and most definately in the south east. gang violence is prevalent in west side neighborhoods such as ensley, greensprings, and west end, where homocides go undetected and uncared about. birmingham police don't pull you over if your suspicious, because they're being paid off by drug dealer to not get busted or bust their customers, cops are crooked and no one cares about anything but money and dope. southern suburban areas like mountain brook, vestavia hills and hoover are some of the wealthiest areas in the south. therefore depicting the 'hosing blacks in the streets' persona of birmingham from the 60s during the civil rights movement is still quite true to an extent. however the tables have turned. the blacks now sell drugs to the rich white kids, and since 2005 there has been a dramatic increase in young white teenage and college aged kids getting into hard drugs (opiates in particular). many would be suprised to know that birmingham is home to some of the purest cheapest heroin and cocaine in the country. What can I say, I'm from there, the girls are slutty and hot, the guys are pricks. and everyones on smack, yet still preach about loving god because the southern baptist coalition inlfluences everything.
I remeber Birmingham, Alabama I overdosed there. Let's go clubbing in Bimingham, Alabama this weekend. I passed out in an alley on 21st street in Birmingham, Alabama and woke up 2 days later with a rig in my pocket not knowing how it got there. I'm from Birmingham, Alabama and its hard as fuck!