Grossman, a longtime critic of violent games, told Time that, for gang members:
"The video games are their newspaper, their television, their all-consuming narrative."
Hampton, Virginia Police Chief Chuck Jordan (left) echoed Grossman's view during a recent community meeting on gangs. As reported by the Daily Press:
"Jordan had a blunt message for the city's parents at a public forum on youth and gang violence Thursday: Watch everything your kids watch and don't be afraid to pull the plug…
There is clear evidence of a link between violent TV and computer games and gang activity, he said."
"If you constantly get yourself involved in these video competitions, it becomes a way of life," he said.
It's unclear how Chief Jordan arrived at his conclusion regarding the supposed link between video games and gang activity. However, Grossman is a popular speaker on the law enforcement lecture circuit. Also, the Time article appeared shortly before Jordan made his remarks, so perhaps Grossman influenced Jordan.