Tuesday, December 9, 2008

GOING PUBLIC

There has been talk recently that the city and state should create a database of gang members and make it available to the public.  

What is interesting about this idea, is that if we had started this database 10-15 years ago for children under age 10 in isolated, economically depressed, crime-infested neighborhoods with poor schools, disseminated it to churches, colleges, non-profits, foundations, government agencies and private citizens, and poured attention and resources into the lives of our children then, the database being talked about would already exist.  

It would be of college students, not gang members. 

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