BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Brunswick, population 15,000 with a per capita income of $23,400 a year, has been rocked by the economic downturn and elements of crime.
Residents Charles and Donna Earvin have lived there three decades and said Brunswick is not what it used to be. Thirteen-month-old Antonio Santiago was shot and killed in his stroller March 21.
"Everybody used to know everybody," said Charles Earvin.
Married 32 years, they've raised three children in this coastal Georgia community.
"It was nice back in the day," said Mrs. Earvin, "You didn't see all the crime you see today."
The Earvins blame a lack of trust in law enforcement for the crime problems.
"A lot of them wearing uniforms shouldn't be wearing uniforms," he said.
They also blame parents who they said refuse to teach and enforce strong moral values with their children.