If we strive to change mindsets, promote ambition and invest in young people then we would not need to tell them to put the knives and guns down, they would be in a position to make the right choices. This is not the time to give up or to remain silent.
Picture a courtroom in South London. A young man is in the witness box. He is casually dressed, expressing trendy disregard for courtroom niceties. All of a sudden, he valiantly demolishes the fourth wall by leaving the box in the middle of his testimony.