A Pastor Got Fed Up With a Crime Hotspot So He Bought It

From a Wall Street Journal story by Joe Barrett headlined “A Pastor Got Fed Up With a Crime Hotspot, So He Bought It”:

MINNEAPOLIS—Bishop Larry Cook was preparing for Bible study one summer night in 2021 when he confronted a group of young men selling fentanyl and other drugs in the alley between his church and a Marathon gas station on this city’s north side.

“Y’all got to move on from back here, you need to do something else,” he told the men. “It got a little heated and they finally told me if I wanted to do something about it, I’d have to buy the gas station.”