by Tania Williams onApril 23, 2013
In a piece for Ebony, teenager Tania Williams recounts how the gun violence in Chicago has affected her own life and her family's, including the time a friend was shot on her porch.
by Lynette Holloway onMarch 12, 2013
Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed in what appears to be a gang-related retaliation.
by Lynette Holloway onMarch 11, 2013
"Don't let it be your child," Hadiya Pendleton's mom said at a rally in Chicago where funeral directors held a procession of hearses to underscore the violence problem.
by Hillary Crosley onFebruary 3, 2013
Amid rising gun violence, the civil rights leader has called on the POTUS.
by Monroe Anderson onJanuary 19, 2013
Prompted by mass shootings, Obama's reforms could take on new meaning for cities beset by violence.
December 16, 2012
It's a sad truth that our leaders only talk gun control when unspeakable tragedy hits close to home.
by Hillary Crosley onOctober 21, 2012
In an attempt to understand the city's death toll, Diane Sawyer hosts a sit-down with locals.
by Nsenga Burton onMay 30, 2011
Under Illinois state law, police can charge someone with murder when an accomplice is killed during the commission of a crime.
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