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Seed Program

Further, there is a great deal of interrelationship between drug and gang activities. The increasing strength of the drug dealers and gangs has made it more and more difficult for the ordinary citizens of these neighborhoods to control or even influence their neighborhood environments.

Law enforcement, as it is practiced in America's central city ghettos, largely follows the dictum of the antiaircraft artillery in the Second World War"shoot 'um all down, and we'll sort out friends from foes on the ground." In this vein, metropolitan police forces tend to treat all residents of central city ghetto neighborhoodsparticularly young residentsas if they are either drug dealers or gang membersor both! As a consequence, the metropolitan police tend to run roughshod over the constitutional rights of the residents of central city ghetto neighborhoods. The attitude of the metropolitan police seem to be that the price of trampling on the constitutional rights of some central city neighborhood residents is well worth paying to control drug and gang related activities in these neighborhoods.

A sad fallacy in the reasoning of the metropolitan police in America's cities is that the shotgun tactics they employ does not effectively control drug and gang related activities in America's central city ghetto neighborhoods. These shotgun tactics are

highly effective, however, in denying constitutional rights to the ordinary residents of these neighborhoods.

The situation that has developed in America's central city ghetto neighborhoods is one that spawns poverty and herds people into the welfare systema system that itself is selfperpetuating. The "Weed and Seed" Program developed by the federal government is supposed to remedy many of the problems faced by the nation's central city ghetto neighborhoods.

The "weed" aspect of the program is supposed to develop policies and actions that will enable the metropolitan po


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