I am a peace officer with more than 15 years' experience, most of it in the custody area. Many talented, gifted people populate our country's jails and prisons, but for the most part they don't accept responsibility for their actions, they refuse to attempt to change their lives and they believe that being a "gangsta" makes them men to be respected.
Scott says he'd like to "make a significant impact on the community." Let him donate the profits from his book to the Victim/ Witness Program, Rebuild L.A., DARE and other organizations charged with "cleaning up" the aftermath of gang violence. Let him pay the cost of his incarceration, which is also a drain on the rest of society.
SALLY A. KAPP