At Pacific Clinics in Pasadena, Bert Newton
spent the day counseling clients, some diagnosed with psychotic illnesses that could make them violent.
walk to his
Northwest Pasadena home, he
noted that violence in Pasadena and across the nation is down.
also pointed to young males as the toughest to counsel.
"For young men, it is very easy for them to be alienated and not have mentoring and nurturing," Newton
"I always think of young men as being the most at-risk.
Historically, we have not taught men how to deal with their feelings."
Newton, who is a former associate pastor with Pasadena Mennonite Church, leads the annual citywide march for peace every Palm Sunday.
As a participant in the group Interfaith Communities
United for Peace and Justice, he
places these mass shootings by young men into a broader context.