2322- Dispatched for a "man down, not moving, on the basketball court behind F******* High School. Possible gunshot victim".
Found a young male, down for good, in "the lane". Shot multiple times- there were shell casings all over the court. Nothing more we could do- we cleared and got out of the crime scene.
This isn't really that uncommon an event around here...
Gang violence- some folks call the gangs "youth gangs" and refer to a "youth problem"- that kind of thinking is not going to make this problem go away.
That gang activity plaguing your town is not a youth problem- it is an organized crime problem- an organized crime problem that has its roots deep in the corruption of government at every level. Period.