Reclaim our children
It's not every day you come across people who really impress you. But, today I was at a news conference for the launch of a DVD series on personal safety called "Watch Over Me".
Margaret and Barry Mizen were just those people. They're the parents of Jimmy, who yesterday would have been 18. He was killed exactly two years ago in a bakery shop in Lee, south east London.
They sat in front of a bunch of hard-bitten hacks in the Scotland Yard press room to tell us about 10 films, based on real-life stories. It's hoped the latest series, made by the charity Kids Taskforce, will be shown in secondary schools here in London and across the UK.
Both parents showed a deep understanding of the issues rather than any residual anger or bitterness to the teenager, Jake Fahri, who killed Jimmy.
Barry Mizen told me you will never solve the issue of teenage violence overnight.
He said: "There are no instant answers. Yes 11 (teenagers) have died so far this year and if it goes the way it has done in previous years, the chances are there will be 10 young people in London alive now, who won't be by the end of the year.
"Let's use that shocking thought to say we want to bring along changes. Harsher punishment won't do it. Bigger deterrants won't do it on it's own."
Margaret Mizen, who's the mother of seven sons and two daughters, called on the leaders of the three main political parties to come together to tackle violence in the capital.
She said: "The three party leaders, please all of you work together on this issue. We keep working for peace around the world but we have no peace on our streets. We need to reclaim our children."