Gangs' Push for Peace Offers Life Lessons

* Thank you for publishing the good news inherent in "Gangs Make Sweeping Change" (May 19). The last line in the story is a quote from a neighbor who no longer feels terrorized, " 'Now the boys see me walking and they say 'hello' to me. . . . This is a good example for the rest of the gangs.' "

It is a great example for the rest of the gangs and for all of us. The Times Valley Edition would be doing all of its readers a favor if it followed the stories of these courageous youths who have decided to adopt a kinder, more compassionate lifestyle. Their brave decision to live peacefully while helping heal their community is front page news, and we would all benefit from learning of it everyday.

CHRIS RISELEY

North Hills

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