Thanks for the encouragement.
I think “what drives homicide” is too big a scope for anything I’ll tackle in the near future, because I simply don’t know enough about it. But I do want to focus on a couple of drivers that are tied in to the black male number. I’ve got some books I want to skim on the subject before I drop my next, and hopefully final, gun piece. But it seems to me that lead-crime is being handled by other media members fairly well, and it’s not really in my mind to put things on medium that are simply rehashes of things others are saying.