How sad. Regarding sex on the bodies of those two black men...that is just testimony of how SICK massa's children are and how this sickness continues to spread generationally.
As for the teen shot 15 times......I know absolutely how HARD it is to get outta of gang...is why my goal to prevent children from joining gangs in the FIRST PLACE!!!! A child shouldn't have to worry about evolving outta of gang by death. Cuz gang joining is a form of wanting to belong stigma and that the desire to be part of a gang begins to wear out as one matures....and recognizes quickly on that being in gang no longer fulfil that need. It's getting teens to that point of not needing that acceptance package BEFORE they start looking outward is the KEY.
But there are soooo many factors to consider. Parent-child relationship, parent-parent relationship, parent-community relationship....all playing a vital role in determining whether or not a child choses to join a gang. This is hard work. I have been known as the "gang buster" for years...although I am tired and will retire from this soon. But my experience tells me that it is time to pass the torch and have a new connection and approach in youth intervention and prevention of gang promotion, Because as technology improves how children communicate in the real world....we must step up our game in knowing MORE than they do about the new high tech medium. Nowadays, gangs can form on-line and communication can be a click of a mouse or the typing of a text. I always suggest to parent to stay in the loop of this form of communication. Sooooooo if that means taking computer/internet classes on the weekend....or once a week. Then do it. Cuz that can be the move to save your children's life. I also think that government should not remain SILENT on this. We need more laws to protect our children as well as more government funding for after school programming/activities during high peaked hours between 3:00pm. and 6:30 p.m. This is the reality yall. Cuz kids are not meeting on street corners anymore to socialize. So if you gonna have kids....and people are still having them...then it is the responsibility as willing PARENTS to stay on top things that can potentially affect the outcome of our children's future. It is the only way to keep them healthy and alive. We must STAY involved. Otherwise..... But!