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chicago three million people the third largest city in the united states home of the blues al capone and barack obama. obama got his start here working first as a social worker then a law professor. he cut his political teeth on the streets of chicago before being elected illinois senator then president of the united states. in two thousand and eight three fourths of chicago and voted for obama this democratic stronghold capsule h. the great challenges facing the u.s. cutting spending to balance the deficit budget. investing in education and health
care while decreasing military spending because americans have been at war for the past eleven years. as they are reminded every year on memorial day. well the former white house chief of staff and obama's right hand man has run chicago for the past eighteen months chicago and its mayor and the entire community on our soldiers killed in combat they come together around this woman madi eleven a son was the last marine from chicago killed in afghanistan he died in march the first of two thousand and twelve it was twenty four years old real hero in american morning. and here in six. months and. his heart was in. the city as you. mean we knew every step of the way every thought every shoulder you meet we are there.
for the first six months of two thousand and twelve one hundred sixty seven u.s. soldiers were killed in combat in afghanistan it over the same period two hundred sixty people were gunned down in chicago which has one of the nation's highest crime rates most of the murders happen in neighborhoods that are ninety percent african-american and there are no parades for these fallen americans two thousand three hundred shootings in two thousand and eleven. two thirds happened less than six miles from the city's business and tourism district in chicago's south side where barack obama did social work the most dangerous neighborhood is named englewood. the daily violence ravaging chicago is the result of a bloody war between street gangs but this violence has never come up in the presidential debates.
englewood two am. there was a shoot out in the parking lot of the store one man was wounded another killed the shooter caught up with the man in the sally. we don't know what happened to her themselves and the people even they said it may have been a drug. or gang related or whatever the case may be but we don't know to get that either been open or. you have every. other data coming in the top of it over here this inglewood man. and worse than right they did this.
violence is an everyday occurrence here beleaguered residents have to live with it . over memorial day weekend alone in late may eleven people were shot to death in chicago forty six others were wounded natural partner in the heart of the south side. two families are mourning loved ones this night one was killed as he left the nightclub his name was cory manual us careens third son. keep in ak and. twenty four year old cory left behind two young children in the house just because and named this in this. every week general partner director spencer lake mary several people who have been gunned down it's been going on for decades and he's tired of.
these young people think that they will not live in paris twenty five or thirty years old they consider a person twenty five or thirty as an old person they don't see. themselves living beyond that so therefore when they see a person of one of their friends flag and state in a casket they put themselves in that place they say very soon in a few weeks few months i'll beat the leg of their. parents say their son was trying to protect a girl when he took a bullet meant for someone else. you can be walking past and the blame was meant for someone else and they can do is basically traveling at someone else because these people and most of them are ill trained shooters and you know the edges alj hearing getting random shootings cell that some type of
revenge can be expressed in the hope heard or thing is plentiful from. civil rights activists spencer leek knows this neighborhood and its violence better than anyone it was once martin luther king's driver and served as illinois attorney general today he's disappointed in obama and feels for sake i'm disappointed that i have not heard a word from the white house about what is happening in chicago or at expected the president to take chicago and you chicago because that's his hometown and say look this is what i want to do in chicago this is what i have because that's my hometown and i want to and what i do a chicago i want that to be a model for the nation a fact to see the president say they had come here i'd like to see him not come here for fun races but to come here and walk the streets of inglewood and what. the president is in chicago the very same night he's speaking at two dinners to
raise funds for his reelection campaign the cheapest seat costs one thousand dollars his team expects to take in around four million dollars because chicagoans both rich and poor. still support barack obama. the president think united states. the president gets a warm welcome from mayor rahm emanuel one of his most faithful supporters and if you really believe a name and if you may remember him from those and make them feel included and they . were not just randomly trimmed we continue that i agree with this country. once again not a single word about the violence undermining the city and yet over the first six months of twenty twelve murders surged by forty percent in chicago.
the next morning cory manuals for all is held in the south sun all his family and friends from the park and town neighborhood come to pay their last respects. gang members turn out as well. corey had a criminal record. was detained for three years for a suspected murder before he found god and turned around his line like his uncle gerald the pastor he got out of jail in two thousand after serving five and a half years for selling drugs or you know when you get you know you get out of jail right or he say it oh i was you know i was in jail and i would just brutal people right you know you know and i will tell about the goodness a g.'s afraid that mr just made a trade existed corey you all. right i've been there
done that many all had a beer and all the gun violence and all people who will listen all who want to trust me this is what the media stated it we need to load who are we would not reveal border very we would not only. go into very suddenly in the middle of the sermon an argument between two and starts to get out of hand to. sit there and don't let everybody go back we don't need nobody you know oh no we've got it we can thank you oh god michel we got it we got it ok come on now you know this is a celebration. they managed to keep the police from breaking up the service. put a man well was a member of the falcon town gang stuffs. the man and great produce of the gang's
videos investigators say corey shooting was no accident he'd gone straight but his past caught up to him to say he was killed because he went to a rival gangs territory harvey world. where corey's brothers and fellow members of the pocket town gang says play their friend's casket to rest as the police look on. it could always be avoided but you know people get they don't that they do they want to do is so when they happen to have. the never ending war invading chicago streets in blood has also taken many innocent lives the killers are rarely apprehended the murders continue unpunished. in the heart of inglewood the most dangerous area in this tiny brick house grandmother tonja birch lives where the granddaughter an absence weighs heavily here don't you son don't tell. us
killed in the shootout during a block party but three years later the investigation has gone nowhere. the gather gave a party already up with who actually gave a party they failed. to personally. i think they. don't you keep looking for witnesses without police shooting broke out after two teenage girls got into an argument you son was standing in the street when a stray bullet killed him in front of two hundred people it happened on the street corner on august first two thousand and nine cory was nineteen years old. all the people there without all would have no bad to think them if they would tell them to pull it over there they claim david thema thing will join in the whole neighborhood with out here. every two weeks nephew
down the streets and flyers she's offering a reward to anyone who comes forward anonymously with information about the killing more than a thousand of them ok somebody get this big economy bad for ten thousand help. casey is two hundred people here they know that one person did nobody know. this is a daughter right here. at the party and he know the guy had it was soon but he wouldn't really say anything what makes the stand again accomplice fifty seven. meanwhile the head of the link you got to keep it going to cause if you don't just go bad just like everything else in this neighborhood. she lost her brother battling those she know what we going through that you don't feel you don't snitch some of the victims free as may even know but is street dangerous it is on the
other side maybe these guys are free and so the killer so they are not going to snitch on a free and so on and in the middle was the residents did know and they just because they live is all in one pot called cold assad's sissoko. fear of gangs invisible and yet on the present. but more and more people like tony are trying to break the code of silence. local churches like the st sabina catholic parish have joined the battle. no. no no it's not a. few good grades any good large. c.b.s. this is hard to see it more than the propaganda. that is the state sponsored
russia today program just were likely to be enough like me and like this guy is just ridiculous not an answer to my question. john is not. part of their safety and sometimes their lives over them to bring people stories none the propaganda channels don't want to see and we told the. clique. i marinate join me on boom bust into impartial and financial reporting commentary interview and much much. only on the bus and.
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a count's twenty one years old. baby. they deserve to be. they deserve. another michael pleasure is a white priest in a parish that is ninety percent black lost an adoptive son to street violence is using his activists skills to help victims mothers like tanya fight the indifference and him to not say where these days because they want to represent the people who were shot at least nine people up here at the nine people killed this weekend have but damn it there is genocide going on in the united states of america and in chicago. there are thousand more police on the street. and yet crime is up fifty percent and murders. police are not going to solve this thing alone.
there were one thousand one hundred shootings between january and july. and to eighty percent of them were suspended because if it dims refused to cooperate with police. can't keep turning a blind eye to what's happening on the south side as election season reaches its peak the slaughter. local officials are holding press conferences to reassure the public on this day after another deadly weekend law enforcement leaders and education officials turn out in full force to support the mayor as he represents a new strategy for fighting gangs you cannot buy comfort because it was not in my block. it happened in your city and when a child is hit or a victim of gun violence. that's a tear at the fabric of our city and who we are this is more than just a police department issue it's more than just
a city hall issue although i take responsibility and i'm accountable. but i do believe this combining coronated our forces are stronger than the gangs there's a full out war going on here police superintendent garry mccarthy yes mobilizes forces but he's working with limited means he's banking on technology and intelligence gathering well we've identified fifty nine yanks more than six hundred factions it's important to realise that those factions might be from the same gang good deal being shuffled with each other so it's not just like this gang is fighting back and the actual factions even if they're from the same gang might be fighting over who's to control. so in this case the officer a slut to the second district and there are twenty six fasteners it was destroyed you can see the games. though iceland's the black the stones above all the gangster disciples. commander leo schmitz knows them better than
anyone the former head of gang investigations is now a district commander in inglewood the city's most deadly neighborhood. he and sergeant boyle face a daunting task of finding gangs there and meshed in the social fabric are part of the neighborhoods d.n.a. . ok you're a pretty tough start part of our district now one of the busiest for shooting. for black that we had no problems and we took over here. and there i get approached by they got. seven hundred or. seven hundred. the irony. scripts are one more time to. sort all of that on. this time they're looking for a burglar in these abandoned house says one. the man vanished into thin
air in this block where forty percent of the houses lie empty four thousand abandoned houses in this neighborhood alone. where we want to get lack health care or hiding guns and. all the battle scars of the two thousand and eight real estate crisis foreclosures causes a bigger problem in a neighborhood like this because people lose their homes there's a lot of people who were first time buyers and he just had enough money to get a house history loser job to keep it you know they're what we call it here upside down they owe more than it's worth so so they walk away from it. and then against a. lot of drug traffickers use these houses to stash drugs the main source of revenue for gangs which stay strong by claiming and controlling territory. we have over one hundred thousand gang members in the suit chicago g d n a case or disciple
nation. cancer sables are the biggest gain the cities you mostly games are just factions or couple blocks few blocks here and there but there are small gangs and i cover certain areas whereas before it's all tied together. police managed to arrest all the key gang leaders but with their hierarchy in shambles since the one nine hundred ninety s. gang factions have been fighting for power a nonstop the violence has spun out of control now you look find the gang members who are the gang members. who are out there venice. they're right there that's the gang members a certain gang controls a certain neighborhood so. your most certainly if you live in a neighborhood can be exposed to that gay you're going to hail it the gang and if you're not a one to gang your lease accepted they know who you are you know i mean eventually
they work it over so that they get you working for the. police are trying to identify gang faction members and stop the cycle of revenge before it sets in motion. because a simple argument and escalate into a shootout as happened on this corner. to day we're talking like you're a school high school girls. because well so buttons. on it. there's like some high school kids you know feel like to fill you with different cliques growing up i hear you almost couldn't understand the logic behind the turn making if you're part of a group you're accepted within the group you have the protection of the group you know at this point it could have been a girl cell phone that was just taken from her and it will escalate into a solo get beat up later tonight which may cause someone to get shot two days from now which then will cause retaliation and back and forth all summer
a lot. neighborhood residents have to live with the gangs and these days when there's a safety problem in the streets of chicago people don't always call the police. for program hires mediators to step in and defuse conflicts they just pulled this young woman and her friend out a bit tight situation when gang members threatened them for speaking out after an altercation about children that you know me think about. the situation is that they jumped on me at seven eleven that's the situation they want to retaliate because we in the beat them but then you're going to break into the threats is a game with them surrounding my house like they are right now out in front of the park surrounding my car coming at my car i can't go to the store because they're in groups at the store in it so if he if they know where i be at why did you corne
cease fire just in case they shot me a shot at me because i have two children the mediator's method is simple opening a dialogue on the area and respecting the rules of the street we told the guys that . that we would like you know it's a piece. that you know there was a problem we could result they told us it was over with so we believe them for the simple reason that they know us for years you know i just i grew up around this neighborhood so i speak to them when i speak to them i'm hoping that they respect me as i was i don't really don't think it's very. good pay they are no gay members you know. in the city i would say one of the five largest gangs in the city. group they is the black pistone not mentioning gangs by name is one of the mediators rule ceasefire recruits volunteers from the gangs ranks most of the three hundred mediators hired by the group have done jail time many have long criminal
records they understand the hierarchy in the local gangs better than anyone else every week they meet to take stock of the headway with tio hardiman the head of ceasefire in illinois. he. and a young lady know had a. new day. we go talk to the guys and you just put the guns down and it's magical it doesn't work that way you have to be strong into the individual mentally and physically because you go right back into the lion's den and there's no way to mediate a conflict without a confrontation once you know the bad stuff it's just sat a guess at it don't know what i'll. stay with us. for that four hours for him not to retaliate and back on.
the. good side is good that's what he calls his way stepping up we have to be careful with these medias don't go without vance's in the mind this is just like having a virus the virus of violence a cease fire is more like a vaccine that we use to treat the violent virus of violence or the epidemic of violence you have a lot of young people raise and themselves so now if you jump in my face now eighteen you can't tell me nothing i will use myself you know to get out my way before i kill you that's the mindset so you have to change behaviors that's the only way you're going to stop the violence. cease fire has recruited twenty mediators in inglewood bernard baltimore is the most seasoned one of. the former drug dealers spent nine months in jail and was nearly killed several times many of his friends were gunned down in chicago's streets. when i was a street activity with. your. help from the household there was
a day that was as. though he just learned this is what you're supposed to do this is how us both of the with. i was bred it that way with all of the blood all because a lot of the. brotherhood. he's protecting his own kids from gangs and street life. baltimore is thirty five years old he changed cleaned up his act got married and became a father ceasefire hired him because his firsthand experience as a gang member is invaluable in resolving conflicts. i was in the street and i can understand a variables or any reaction as every gad do we my run across a my wall of be to kill but at the same time they really are not. before day there was ways to stop the winner without you know without killing somebody if you got a problem. on this night instead of dining with his kids baltimore will eat with
his colleagues on the streets of englewood they've been called in to mediate a dispute. this to stop things under frightening though it is but it was. it well you know my niece she probably didn't change the mass of a you as out here as likely to shoot likely to be shot. you have to stay until wouldn't you got to stay on top of like a baby seat and. let it. go in the day. if you want people that watch movies from. egypt seems that it needs to sound too good to swivel school closely it would seem
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