I spotted an article in the Tennessean entitled Neighborhood meeting on youth violence remembers ‘ones we have already lost’ and thought it was going to be another of their anti-gun pieces. Surprisingly, other than using the phrase “gun violence” once, the piece makes no mention of anything other than the core issue: violence, and gang violence at that (“black-on-black youth murders”).
The solution that they’re pushing in the article is for “interventionist counselors” in the schools that specialize in gang mediation. If I recall correctly, LA has been trying the same thing for a number of years and found that approach to be the most successful at curbing gang violence (not eliminating, mind you).
It’s nice to see our local paper actually talk about trying to solve the actual problem instead of just removing a tool used.