What will it take to end violence in America?

  1. realtalk247 profile image73
    realtalk247posted 3 years ago

    What will it take to end violence in America?

    How are 10 killed and 55 wounded in a 8 hour time frame in the City of Chicago?  Constantly we hear of death tolls in high murder areas such as Chicago, IL / South Central Los Angeles (CA)/ New Orleans, LA, and Camden, NJ. Among the dead, 7 year old Amari Brown, a child just experiencing fireworks was shot in the chest near his father’s home.  Police speculate that the attack was aimed at his father- a reported ranking gang member.  What can be done to change a society or community that has lost respect for life?  What is the solution? Why isn't this addressed as a crisis? RIP to the victims


  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 3 years ago

    There are no "politically correct" solutions.
    In the case of the young man in the photo his father is a known gang member! The bullet was meant for him and not his son.
    In fact I suppose in most instances when young children are shot or killed it's the result of gang members who aren't expert marksmen.
    In the U.S. poverty and crime tend to go hand in hand.
    Unfortunately you can't keep people from doing things that increase their odds of becoming victims of crime or impoverished.
    Teens and other people who choose to have children without having an education and a stable career path are likely to end up living in areas where the crime rate is high.
    Choosing to associate with known gang members, drug dealers, and other criminals even if they are family members also increases one's odds of being a victim.
    No amount of legislation or government funds will keep people from making bad choices in life. You have to want out in order to get out.
    A little known secret is not everyone wants out!
    I still know of people who never left! Some even went away to college, earned degrees, and have decent paying jobs and still choose to live there.When I was growing up in Gary, Indiana I decided early on I was getting out of there.
    I know a single woman who earns over $160k per year that loves living on the south side of Chicago. It's not all boarded up houses but still anyone living there is only a couple of miles away from a gang infested area. Why risk it? for "cultural identity"? It's crazy!
    Avoiding the mistakes that often lead to poverty such as dropping out of school, engaging in criminal activity, having children you can't afford, dating/marrying someone who lacks ambition and education, and associating with known felons are (choices) people make that put them in situations which increase their odds of victimization.
    No child asked to be born in under those circumstances. In a free society the government has no way of keeping people from making bad choices. The only solution is (one person at a time) decides to find a legitimate way out. Life is a (personal) journey.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)