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Surefire cure for L.A.'s gang plague

Ten years and $100 million later, Los Angeles is more in danger than ever of being overrun by its growing gang scourge. Countless politicians "experts," "czars," plans, reports and committees have failed to solve the problem for one reason: They fail to deal with the real issues connected with gang prevention and eradication.

The following seven-point plan has never been attempted by our city government. It would cost taxpayers virtually nothing and have Los Angeles gang-free in less than three years.

Young, unwed, poor and uneducated girls bear the majority of future gang members. Statistics prove that educated, employed women don't want to have gangsters' babies. This citywide, free day care could be accomplished by encouraging each of L.A.'s 2,500-plus churches, synagogues, temples and mosques to provide two days per week of free child care to six children each.

The future of our city is at risk because of a growing epidemic of parental neglect. Making the parents of offending children attend (and pay for) parenting classes would quickly encourage parents to take responsibility.

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