This is one of those feel good stories. Dan Stevenson, who lives in Oakland California bought a 2 foot high statue of Buddha from his local Ace Hardware store.
Mr. Stevenson does not follow any organized religion but he was hopeful that the little Buddha would brings some tranquility to his troubled neighborhood.
This is a wonderful article on how one man and the Buddha made a difference.
SFGate from September 15th, 2014