A Generation of Children Indelibly Scarred
TUESDAY, JULY 06, 2010

City Limits has devoted its July issue to A Troubled Age: Tough times for New York's youth. In the opening essay, Tough Love in the Big City, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times and Daily News columnist, E.R. Shipp, writes about the fears of young people today in New York City-- a tough love kind of city. "You see outlines of a lost generation of children," said Steven Banks, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society. "It's not hard to imagine they are going to be indelibly scarred by the experiences they are going through now."

Regarding profiling, Banks told City Limits that "There is a 'Round up the usual suspects' approach and young people are more likely than not to be caught up in such an approach, since the only place they may have to go if they are unemployed and out of school is the street corner."