There may have been no funeral, but these shootings affect everyone in the neighborhood, and make it that much harder for young residents to have stable childhoods and grow into well-adjusted adults.
It wasn’t until after he returned home and saw pictures of smiling children in his local newspaper that Harding realized something about the dozens of kids he had interviewed in Boston. “The kids had all developed this hard look, a half-blank, half-scowl kind of look,” he says. “It’s very rare to see the kids smile.”
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