Yes, our youth have gone crazy and we as adults must go crazy with them by letting them know there are reactions to their behavior. You kept it simple and on point in your column.
Youth gone crazy … Letters to the Bishop!
First, let me tell you how, so often, you're on point with your words of wisdom and spiritual insights using the Word of God as your foundation. I've been following you for over twenty years and you're still the same, "On the Battlefield" working with the least of God's people, addressing not only their spiritual needs but social needs as well.
Bishop I think many of the youth of today have gone completely crazy. I can use stronger words but they won't print it in the newspaper.
My husband and I moved to Shaker Heights for a better education for our two sons both in their teens and our daughter twelve years old. We moved here for better examples for them to see of people getting up and going to work everyday, no sagging pants, no gang violence, drug sells and domestic violence taking place on the streets as they seen first hand mothers with their children running down the street with either the boyfriend, husband or baby's daddy running behind them when we lived in East Cleveland. Bishop we moved out the "Hood" but now the "Hood" is coming to our City. I looked out my living room window and saw a fight break out between at least twenty young Black males and could not believe it. I called 911 and when the police arrived to break up the fight many of the males tried to fight the police. I could not believe it bishop. They had no respect for the police who all were carrying guns. Bishop, I learned later on that none of these individuals even lived on this street.
Yes, our youth have gone crazy and we as adults must go crazy with them by letting them know there are reactions to their behavior. You kept it simple and on point in your column. Hold the parents accountable! These are their children and it's their responsibility to raise, correct and hold their child accountable.
Bishop, keep it real as you've done for years.
My son was one of the ones that went to that event with many of the youth that turned a positive event negative in Cleveland Heights and he is on punishment without his cell phone until September 1. As his mother, a single parent, I was shocked at seeing and knowing he was acting like a fool. When I went to Cleveland Heights and saw him wearing his pants sagging which I never seen him do they were on the ground after I went upside his head. We don't live in Shaker or Cleveland Heights and I was speechless when he told me his boys picked him up to go to that "Flash Mob" gathering. How these kids can put their dirty deeds in action with large turn-outs is amazing to me when we as adults can't seem to get the problem under control. Well, I can't speak for all the other parents who had sons out there in the madness but I took control of my son. I rather take charge of him while I can than any court system or prison.
Thanks bishop as I just wanted to share this with you.
Some one brought me the Call & Post News Paper in my business and after reading it on “Youth gone crazy,” I am e-mailing you. I own my business on Coventry and I've lost a little business since the problem of youth trying to take over. I'm White, but as you stated color has no color when it comes to crime and disrespect. I love all people Bishop, but as a business owner I just want to pay my bills, take care of my family by making money through my business. When youth fight, cuss, and act like a fool in front of my business I'd even be afraid to come into my place. This is not about color Bishop, but facts as you've made clear in your column.
Youth have gone crazy and we must deal with it head on.
Thanks bishop for letting me vent.
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