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Thug Culture

Friday, May 4, 2007 at 9:00 am
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Two teens pulled a gun on the wrong victim. Damon Wells fought back. Armed with a concealed carry permit and a Smith and Wesson, he killed one of the would-be robbers. After the shooting, someone shattered the windows in his home. The incident set off a volley of concern throughout Cleveland, with vigils and rallies about lawlessness, guns, poverty and what some call thug life. Is there such a thing as thug culture? Or are these just teenagers hungry for a normal life? Some leaders want to hold parents accountable for their children's crimes. Others want more mentors and jobs to steer them away from violence. Join Regina Brett Friday morning for a discussion on what happens next.