Dear Mr. Cosby,
Last night around 11:30 P.M. EDT, the police were called to a neighborhood I was in because kids were outside playing with a basketball and, in general, making a lot of noise. As my wife said at the time, "That's on the parents. If the kids don't know any better, the parents sure should know better!"
Mr. Cosby, in the racially mixed neighborhood, the kids hanging out were Black and Hispanic. I know that at least 3 head of households have approached the head of households of the children who are disrespectful of the neighbors, in general.
As you would guess, it isn't just about playing with a basketball at night. The kids leave trash around, make noise, and perform "low level vandalism" of the people who try to correct their behavior.
Caring neighbors have tried to talk to the head of households of the children to no avail. Of course, since the head of households don't care, the children don't care.
Caring neighbors have tried to befriend the kids to modify their behavior, but that long ongoing effort is not bearing fruit, because the head of households don't care. One woman, every bit of her 4'11" self, if I remember correctly, actually threatened to body slam one "child" because he "bucked" on her.
Mr. Cosby, you have been to the city in which this has happened, although you didn't come to the neighborhood. And, even if the head of households did attend your "meeting", obviously it is not having any effect.
Mr. Cosby, what should be done in this situation?