… Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker and former New York Gov. David Paterson — who spoke Tuesday morning about recidivism and racism at a panel hosted by Stroock law firm — say.
During the talk, Paterson observed the smartest students in the Chicago Public School system are the gang leaders because they’re giving kids what they need — structure, a way to make money, and some sense of belonging.
Until society steps up and gives those kids that same sense of security, according to Paterson, this non-stop cycle of people going to prison on nonviolent drug offenses is never going to end.
via Business Insider.
These two guys are real pieces of work. Newark is quite likely the only city in America worst off than Detroit and East St. Louis. Why doesn’t he fix his own damn problems before telling us who our smart kids are?
Doesn’t he have any
gang leaders smart kids in Newark he can talk about? Why drag us down to Newark’s standards?
What a jerk.