What’s going on here? Gang membership spirals among under-16s in England. The Guardian—possibly acting in its role of Platonic guardian, noble lies and all—apparently doesn’t want to tell the whole story. It’s a problem, they say, of big cities, schools, and “gun violence,” which apparently is an active principle like the drug trade. It should be obvious that to respond the public needs to know a bit more about the gangs’ social setting, for example which of the communities now composing British society are most seriously affected. It’s not likely the public will get much of that information from the free British press anytime soon. It could of course be that all communities are equally affected, which would itself be of great interest. The failure of The Guardian to say so suggests that is not the case, however.