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This is a really difficult situation and question. These days it's a dicey situation for anyone to try to deal with situations in the community. As a white man who has taught "at-risk" students in inner-city Tucson and having done a fair amount of study about gangs and gang culture I really feel that mistakes like this shooting only encourage communities to band together in quasi-military groups to try to police their own community, groups we refer to as gangs. Look at the history of the major gangs in our country. Invariably there was a paucity of effective mainstream policing which preceded gang formation.
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