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How Can Residents Restore Peace After A Fatal Shooting?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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When 32 year old anti violence activist Lenore Draper was shot to death while sitting in her car in front of her home in the peaceful Chicago community known as Maple Park, residents became outraged enough to form a citywide coalition of all the antiviolence organizations and comb the neighborhood, going house to house, block by block to find the killer. This was not a neiborhood known for drive by shootings and residents of Maple Park are determined that it not turn into one. At a community rally, residents pledged to "do something!" The question is, what? Two anti violent activists, Toni D. Meekey-Stith, a resident of Maple Park, and Jocelyn Delle Adams, a close friend of Mrs. Draper, questions about the out of control gun violence and discuss what can be done to restore the peace