The Times Leader, June 14, 2011
We will not be able to solve the gang problem in Northeastern Pennsylvania unless we are willing to speak the truth about race and crime. The facts are this: Most of the gangs are predominately made up of black or Hispanic members.
Violent crime is disproportionately committed by nonwhites. This region seemingly was a safer place to live until the racial demographic started to change. Does anyone, in his or her right mind, want Wilkes-Barre or Hazleton to turn into another Camden or Detroit?