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Family Grief: When A Child Dies By Violence

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Violence has claimed the lives of too many children over the past several years, the result of exploding gang activity, economic frustration, and easy access to dangerous weapons. Long time Chicago community activist Wallace "Gator" Bradley discusses how men in the community, from street organization leaders to church pastors, can ban together and bring order to our violence plagued cities. Strong men have the power to bring respect and discipline to those who, because they lack father figures, have become menace's to society. When violence hits home and a child dies, families mourn for a lifetime. Can adults unify around solid principles of respect for life, and enforce peace among the youth? What about the adults that profit from the violence, how do we end the cycle of drug trafficking, gun distribution, killing and incarceration.  Mr. Bradley offers some insight on the causes of the problem and some proven solutions.