Since many Somali males in America respect AA rappers more than their Aabo's , why not pair them with staraong African American black males ? Furthermore , if the mother is divorced and the AA mentor is Muslim , why not establish a strong black household?Money is a strong factor, but I think peer pressure is also stronger. If you're raised in an environment where you're implicitly taught to look up to the toughest gangbanger, you're gonna want to be the toughest gangbanger. If your friends are out hustling, you're probably going to want to the same, especially in an environment where such sentiments are allowed to grow. I don't know the specifics of what's going on in Columbus, but assuming the people responsible are teens, their sense of inhibiton might also be skewed since they're young.
The best way to deal with the issue to fix underlying socioeconomic issues in the area. Studies have shown, unsurprisingly, that crime lessens when factors like a good education and legals means of getting wealth are more accessible.