City Councilman Michael Brown (I, at left) hopes to mount a challenge to incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty (D) next year for the top job in Washington, D.C. city government.
The Brookland Heartbeat reports that in a recent speech, Brown listed video games among the top problems facing youth in D.C.:
Mr. Brown criticized Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee… Mr. Brown also criticized the District’s school modernization program for failing to address what he said were the real problems facing District youth: lack of vocational/technical schools, gunfire, excessive video game playing, and lack of neighborhood amenities such as grocery stores.
Until those problems are solved, “it doesn’t matter how pretty the school is,” said Mr. Brown…
GP: Ironically, in 2005, while still a member of City Council, Mayor Fenty unsuccessfully tried to legislate the sale of violent video games to minors in D.C.