Buried in one paragraph of this story is this little comment:
He spoke of community policing strategies and mental health centers, or programs that steer people away into safe activities instead of gang violence, of ensuring that parents and teachers step in to fill a hole in a child's heart "that government alone cannot fill."Emphasis and a big, hearty WTF? mine.
Notice, it is we parents that have to do the stepping. The .gov is already there.
The mask, it is slipping, yes?
Thanks to Moogie for the pointer.