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"...a small group is gathered around a fold-out table for a board meeting
of the Blake Boultbee outreach service, the last best hope for some of the
city's hardest kids. A young man interrupts, a brown paper bag in his hand.
He nods at Rod Cohen, the centre's executive director: "Hey Rod. I've got it,"
he yells. Cohen never rises from his seat. "Just take it into the back and put
it under my desk." The youth does, and leaves on a promise to return the next day.
Cohen looks impassively at his puzzled board members. "He just brought me his gun."
For Cohen, this is a moment worth reliving, a victory in his long,
weary battle to save the city's troubled youth."
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