NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — What leads young people to a life of crime?
A Nashville minister, recounting his own experience, said an overwhelming sense of hopelessness led him down the wrong path.
Bishop Marcus A. Campbell of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church now heads a program, Gentlemen And Not Gangsters (G.A.N.G.), that works with teen boys who have been put on intensive gang probation by Davidson County Juvenile Court.
"I just didn't care," Campbell said during a recent appearance on OpenLine on NewsChannel 5+.
"In my mindset, I wanted to die, but I didn't have the courage to kill myself. So I felt like if I would rob somebody and they knew who I was, they would come back and kill me and help me to kill my pain."
Hear more from Campbell in the interview above.
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