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Why are so many young Black males carrying guns? Lack of structure in some homes, a desire of some young people not to have “to work hard like someone else had to” for material goods, and lack of opportunities and recreational outlets are contributors to violence, he said. Even hunger can play a role. “Most kids have no organization and the easy way to get anything is to take it; jealously and poverty runs rampant in the community.” “Thirteen- and 14-year-olds are forced to be very violent; these are the ‘stick-up kids’ in the streets that will get a pistol and rob or kill anyone to make money to feed their families,”
Understanding and adopting proactive police community programs aimed at delivering wrap-around resources to at-risk youth and their families would increase positive police and community relations. The number one rule to successful modern-day policing is to remember: A community must allow itself to be policed. Therefore, an ideal strategy might be to Stop- and- get- to- know, to understand the people being policed. Continue reading
A straight talk workshop entitled “Youth Safety with Cops, Gangs and Guns” will be examining the interactions between the police and predominately Hispanic, Latino, and Black youth. This interactive workshop will examine how urban youth represent themselves and how they are perceived by others in America. Continue reading
http://www.boldminds.org Shafiq is a National speaker who’s unique approach to community based policing & youth gun violence has been written about in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant.