You need to be cognizant of where to bring in appropriate measures to stem the tide of feral juveniles causing havoc on our streets and community at large . The utterance from the Mayor that it will take another ten years to dilute the current situation to me is defeatist (disgusting) to say the least.
People in a civilised community have something in common called societal norm - It is the sum total of our laws, our values,, our institutions, of the habits of mind and heart that enable us to live, fairly harmoniously, together: to trust each other (to some extent); to look out for each other (sometimes grudgingly); to understand each other (sometimes imperfectly); even to tell jokes about each other. The best aspects of our community need to be cherished and taught. This in no way involves disparaging others or cutting oneself off from the wider world. A society cannot just pull up its cultural roots and choose some other value system. But you can weaken your community adhesion by neglecting it and despising it. In my opinion we have arguably gone too far along that road already.
You often hear cut in police numbers and poor social amenities for the youths as a reason for these despicable atrocities - I beg to differ. Take a look at the majority of these incidents they all involve blacks on blacks and I make no equivocation as a black man myself. A very personal perspective - walking down the street at dusk most of the time in a secluded area I always notice a white person walking towards me changing lane to be as far away as possible. I some how begrudgingly understand their fear and caution. Now I also tend to walk far away from another black man in similar situations. Contrast this with the good days were seeing another black person was a joy to behold. There was always this sign or body language exchange between us - how are you doing brother/sister hope life is good!
Once you succumbed to the loony left liberal dogma of laissez-faire everything goes downhill. Majority of those carrying knifes and using them to cause deadly effects are from ethnic minorities. You have to wonder whether the "Black Life Matter Campaign" have got their priorities in the right order. Accusing the police of over reacting or racism when black people are targeted with reasonable suspicion does not help anyone. Common sense - which a lot of people are lacking dictates that the police should used their finite resources intelligently. The aforementioned groups should be those targeted. The modus operandi of the police - whether it is stop and search in a particular location or random designated area should not be influenced by politics. In my judgement, it is the latter which is compounding the situation.
How on earth does a juvenile (14-18) take it to himself to carry knife just like a mobile phone without any quibble to say the least. Morality and norm of society is first injected into children in their homes. Schools are there to reaffirm and increase your brain capacity from what has been learned from home. Granted if your Mom Or Dad is not fit enough to handle the responsibilities that comes with being a parent, has no moral compass - constantly stoned from drugs or alcohol there is a case for society to step in. But these are the very exceptionally cases. We have literally for the past 30 years allowed dogmatic liberal views to permeate our moral fabric to the extent that the fibres are now coming apart. And we are now wondering how on earth we got here . No ifs no buts - stringent actions are needed now. If the prison system are over crowded build new ones. Behind bars, those of us normal and law abiding are protected and safe from them.