Essay about Violence: Children Who Own The Streets

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Violence: Children Who Own The Streets      There are many problems facing today's society. One of the problems is the violent condition that surrounds the lives of children in America. We are awarded of the violence among our juveniles because we read, hear and see it. The newspapers, magazines, news media, and our neighborhoods testify the living proof of the chaos. Everyone tries to find explanations of the causes and consequences of street violence and other aspects of the turbulent lives of young people. Yet, the problem facing our juveniles will not be solved over night. But that's not a reason enough to ignore the problem. It will only make matters worse and keep on doubling through the years. It is our…show more content…
What ever they plant that's what they will produce. In depicting family disturbance, we encountered with interviews done by the Children's Express teen journalists. One of the interviews is on Connie a twelve year old from Indianapolis expressing herself on violence. " I'm just a person that would try to stay out of trouble and do what is right, but I sure wish I could change all the violence and stuff that I be around and all the trouble that my family go through. Some of my uncles do a lot of drugs and the police is always after them." ( Kozol. 4). Diamond a fourteen year old from San Francisco also tells. " I'm fourteen years old and I usually come down the street to hang out, just talk to friends. My home's not really functional and stuff, so I try to get away from it as much as possible. My mom, she's like manic-depressive and she hasn't worked in three years, and my sister is really abusive. She's older, so she thinks she's the boss of everything and everybody, so I don't really like to be at home." (Kozoc. 9). I think in order to know what's going with juveniles, it's very important to listen to what they say. That's why you will hear their voices. On his fifth birthday, Mark's father gave him a gun. And this is what Mark ( 16 yrs. old) from Massachusetts says, "That was his thing-----we all had to learn how to shoot when we turned five years old . He made me go to Karate and wrestling. My father was very
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