BY AL KING
Across the country, we are dealing with a wide rash of senseless violence that is plaguing our cities among the youth. Statistically, at an alarming rate there are fifteen teens that are killed daily by another teen. Another issue is that there are 750,000 teens that end up in emergency rooms due to violence related injuries. With this ongoing issue, lives are lost and families are forever damaged. Society is then left to face the perils that these heinous acts bring resulting in the unnecessary loss of life. In doing this research on teen violence, it was very disturbing to find that in the African-American community homicides are the leading cause of death among teens. The reality of it all is that we have a huge problem, one that can't be ignored but must be combated. We need solutions, beginning with adults and parents creating positive templates for the youth to follow.
This show topic garnered alot of listeners and interesting callers that chimed in and provided their colorful input.....Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/letitbeknownlive/2011/07/07/stop-the-violence-among-the-youth-in-america