Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Elm St. Shooting


Tynedria Meneweather

Gun violence is taking its toll on Monroe, LA and northeast LA. One of the ten commandments - Love thy neighbor as thy self - seems to now be nonsexist, especially with youth and young adults. There's an African proverb that states, "A child that is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." What is missing in our youth is love. Before integration and twenty-five years after, if children didn't receive love at home, they got real love at school. The powers that be figured this out, removed corporal punishment from the classroom and devised a watered down approach t...

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