The wrong audience for talking about gang violence

It's all well and good for church leaders and politicians and the like to have special services in their environments to talk about returning to old-time values and principles, in order to reduce crimes in the community, particularly violence.

However, they all too often are figuratively, and apparently now *literally* preaching to the choir.

How about going out to those men and women in their areas and having heart-to-hearts and discussions on 'their turf'? If they're truly influential community leaders, then it shouldn't be any problem at all to get time to spend with those at risk of falling into illegal and dangerous behaviours.

After all, the chances of those already in the cycle of crime, attending those churches, or even watching the TV broadcasts of those services afterwards, is zero. Take it to the streets, take it to the people.

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