As a frequent rider of our public transportation Metrolink, and conversations with those much smarter than me. We have a embarrassingly growing problem that only can be stopped by parents not churches and clergy. Urban school age parents need to control their teenagers and make sure they graduate from high school and remain employable. Too many urban kids are smoking weed which excludes them from being viable candidates for job opportunities because they can’t pass simple drug screening by potential employers. So, whatever anger and frustration they feel is taken out on law abiding citizens in the form of street robberies, violent assaults and crime in STL community in general. And now, some of these violent urban thugs are venturing out to the surrounding counties and affluent suburbs looking for people to victimize. All you can do is protect yourself and family the best you can. Fortunately, there are non-lethal means of doing so today.