St. Louis police move preventively to curb gang participation

By Steve Giegerich
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Asked to name five people he would turn to in a crisis, the fourth-grader drew a blank after listing the two St. Louis police detectives who had made the request, his doctor and a classmate. What about a parent?

"Oh, yeah," the 9-year-old said. Dutifully, he added "Mom" to his list.

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