Guest column: Crime is a symptom, not a sickness

By , Guest Columnist Published: September 15, 2023 4:00 AM CT
Jared Barnett
Guest Columnist

Jared Barnett

Jared Barnett is the CEO of Slingshot Memphis and a former management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He is passionate about combining analytical rigor with his desire to help others through transformative solutions that improve the quality of peoples' lives. A transplant to Memphis, Jared and his family of six children have put their roots down here.

Focusing on crime won’t solve the problem, it is simply putting Band-Aids on bullet holes. Crime is just a symptom of much deeper, systemic issues that create inequitable outcomes and a lack of hope.


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