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come from well come from people like this will character who need the government to deal with a twelve year old trying to earn yes earn money you know there are some guys who work on cars on the street outside my window and yeah they get loud sometimes but i'm never going to call the cops on them because i'm just happy that some gunmen are still interested in working with their hands and moscow you see a lot of lads at short shorts with chihuahuas it's up to all of us to give each other a break sometimes and not tattle to the state about every little problem but that's just my opinion. both them are ones to prevent a retaliation after a shootout left a sixteen year old girl dead and two other teenagers that. we were going to.
see one of the guys that were. in. here with him then one of his friends. when that. this was like two weeks ago right about a week ago. last out of the. how you don't you know father are you doing this i decided come on this cannot ok. this is the third shoot out eighteen year old liam cunningham got caught up in two years ago a bullet left him a paraplegic this time a bullet went through his left leg. he is killing kids here tonight even up to no click. you know but taking a long look right now to be doing i don't know but everybody get a rest the draft. ultimate shares his own
story trying to convince leon to stay away from gangs. these people in these blocks this community if they don't look at the you gotta do one thing. all you gotta think of yourself is turn. was cut all away. this was the gadget i went to school. and this was begat that was server farm with a trick that they end up out of me. and knew i had a second chance at life if i could do so playing today well with that where was you all. keep. reading all. night. some of the guys we probably hate to leave you to go come back at you again. you got
a notice on the phone from up. leon and his family are afraid of what could happen the presumed shooter was arrested then killed in prison. baltimore will have to negotiate a truce with the rival faction to break the infernal vention cycle or whatever cliquey is and in a round. they are not what they say they are because there's no way possible you can do stuff. for money his buddies even go to main issue is he could be somebody else is generation is just like the wow wow west. this generation's codes certainly recall the wild west like leaving this pair of shoes the signal that a gang member was killed in the street. ceasefire says it has defused two hundred twenty three conflicts in six months but the organization's effects and this is hard to gauge reporter frank mayne of the chicago sun times won
a prestigious award for a series of articles he wrote in crime is also investigating these unusual street mediators there are numerous people in cease fire who are still continuing their criminal activities while they were also working for a ceasefire and doing this anti-violence work and we found six or seven people who had been. convicted in federal court or. basing serious federal charges. relating to drug activity and gangs and criminal activity we were just trying to to demonstrate i guess that there's a risk to the strategy as well as you know benefits to it. and yet this past july the city of chicago decided then over one million dollars to cease fire to expand the area served by the group. guns are used in eighty percent of the murders committed in chicago but this ultra sensitive topic was an even
broach than the presidential campaign because every us citizen has the right to bear arms talking about gun control is a sure fire way to lose folks exasperated southside residents spend their saturday demonstrating outside the areas targeted gun shop calling for tighter gun control laws father pfleger areas flanked by a weighty ally jesse jackson a famous figure in the civil rights movement jackson made to run for the presidency in the one nine hundred eighty s. as a democratic party candidate. you know was reverend jackson this is victory their closest their biggest sales they're closed down right now so we're right. he said don't broaden and we. think he's the worst of the worst in a country that was a thirty five hundred seventy seven less one shot less than yes. but it.
was clear to me look close. i mean look both and they just about making money it's all about. that. oh my primaries when it's not the marys in the black community the guns have been trained back i have to cinch it guns have been traced that. this is the third time they've targeted this shot by the already been arrested for disorderly. conduct at chucks why does the n.r.a. . and gun manufacturers fight a small simple gun registration when you register cars one reason money they're protected by law. they invest heavily in the politicians. they control walls and gracious and we've got to take the n.r.a. got we're not afraid of the n.r.a. and their plan. to keep them guns off the streets chicago officials buy them back help collect them they hand over one hundred
dollars per gun no questions asked. in late june the police superintendent invited reporters to meet him at a secret warehouse five thousand five hundred guns of every caliber were turned in . it's a huge contributing factor to guns control because the ease by which people can obtain quite a routine obviously in chicago you can't do as much damage with a golf club scene people do temperature a golf club as he can with the fire it's a political issue in this country and anytime that somebody raises the issue of gun control the immediately get attacked by special interests. needed the police nor cease fire have managed to curb for very long the bloodshed plaguing chicago day in and day out. and the violence has an upper crust areas like hyde park where the obama family has its own. retired army officer ruth thomas
goes there every day to work as a school security guy. from the area is a very built up area. where they're pretty expensive and the president out this way you know the nice neighborhood not to cry. i parks public high school brought in an army veterans group of the iraq and afghanistan wars like rules protect students around the school perimeter. yes. everybody go to these folks. nothing is freddy you know some attorneys kids out of the. right.
school. at two thirty to school weekends for two thousand three hundred students the twenty five member veteran squad takes up positions outside their job watching over a half mile of sidewalk looking for any signs of trouble and keeping the high schoolers safe. hello ladies. this is patrol type information so i right now i see these three people plus the two across the street so no one is left alone. here is i guess you can say just about everybody's assess but. now be a military trained for that you trained to spot. four hundred thousand students attend chicago public school many of them want back home it can be dangerous like in this area where two rival gangs claim territory from the outside it looks
peaceful but when you're actually living here is that even if you don't know to be walking behind you or fight. you could walk into a room in the temple. and it's now walking home and this guy just ran like directly in front of me and my friend and just shot my feet away from me my ears were bleeding it was crazy it's being around here to school to you. i don't see every day so with him be on the corners have a better chance of someone catching it or column police or something more quickly than which would normally have with no one being there to stop it before it happens you get that feeling that you're a bit safer than you usually are in the manifesto i doubt it is a bit ok i'm going to give them a safe passage. home. and disperse them if they really come up but if they get real reality. we have to call the police because we don't have the authority to detain anyone without me we can make sure they're good as far as here but once they get
beyond it's more that's their own there. are new effect of this we should number of incidents around this school has dropped sharply over the past two years the city plans to expand the program to other areas . but the best way to escape the violence is to get a way to move out of the south signed by going to college for instance but you have to be rich to go to university a four year degree can cost one hundred twenty five thousand dollars martin is sutton in inglewood native to studying occupational therapy the former soldier got the army to pay for his education. from the from the goddess. we thought it. was. out of the
situation and out of the out of five. but for most youngsters in chicago's south side college seems totally out of reach tutors like ronald hires are working to boost their self-confidence ronald runs the african-american resource center monitoring and assisting students like martina's. a lot of students on a campus there could be for classes. for the summer right like he always was it took like maybe he wanted to this much to learn it so little time and we don't want to see you know we're not working to see you fail we look we're going to see you succeed so far so good you know man i suppose for major and one day for sure you'll never be without work yeah. you know i encourage a lot of the young men did i meet on the in the community and out on the streets that if you're on the block there's someone else you need to be it's not in hand and on the block benefit there is a block that waits for you and it's called
a sale block. to avoid the president many englewood residents like martinez save up their money and move to common neighborhoods martinez went to dalton an hour from downtown chicago. i just didn't want to become one and all the testings i felt like. i have to be here for my family and i'm a soft family is ok i feel. martin is fled the streets of inglewood but the guns caught up with him this time it wasn't the gangs just twenty two year old sister. shown in this photo was killed by a policeman on march twenty first. graders. that's the big amps in this they go oh.
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and it was another only. brother sister relationship side of the border there's a specialty that. they haven't really. formed us a clue oh wait they tell us is this on the investigation. the shooting caused a stir martin it's a sister was standing on the street with friends the off duty police officer pulled up dues house and got into an argument with one of the men feeling threatened the policeman took out his revolver and opened fire as the officers house right there with the light on. the spot while my sister. was found. the stab i think about this every day i still got the images is flashing in my head because i don't know who.
said it to man i have never met the police officer was reassigned to desk duty but wasn't detained he claims he fired in self-defense to the brother just before you. were. quite ok with that hit you and the baby was there you are saving ten turn of the time taking place to show the camera that's me first and martinez is about to. spend situation i hope by now you know the truth. well could you well i can't talk about this. court i have a court that man a man did something to me that day i can't discuss it right but there were witnesses there that man tried to kill me ok i saved my life. and i shot the man
that i intended to shoot i saved my life i would of been at that policeman ok i saved my life unfortunately his sister was standing in the back row she did not deserve to get shot. she did not deserve. my soul is clear. he says he was threatened but no gun was ever found the case will go to court in two years. of violence broadly chicago is tearing apart families the residents of englewood and other south side neighborhoods spend their nights in fear the police are under heavy pressure and overworked but the root of the gang problem lies elsewhere it's a deep seated evil the american social ladder this broken there are no jobs in inglewood and no public investments the education system is in shambles. if you ask me are the schools good there. are you going to ask me is the quality of housing their good no. but if you ask me i think are we spending adequate government
dollars trying to stop by on their own the law enforcement side i would say yes so . you have a da in the federal side of the f.b.i. there you go the chicago police there you have ceasefire there you have all these organizations there so and you have church groups and social roups all sorts of people trying to. make things better there and doesn't seem to do much good unfortunately. inglewood residents have taken upon themselves to fight the bloodshed that is the language of the streets here trying to give local youngsters a chance to fulfill their dreams and build a brighter future twenty four year old derrick took up boxing and despite the risks he jogs through the neighborhood the flood lifts a favor. by greatest. good
. but. the people who got to ask you up. is must. because. a life in jeopardy. i'm not today. to be a street fighter he like to and he was good he caught the eye of a trainer sally coaches junior boxing she set up shop there twelve years ago with a goal in mind. is how to get their attention i knew it. was more exciting than this and like i like my. self. right so my self sick and there was a big. way to get their money you know and some cars and
soon they're not even talking to these beauties emcees you know who and what's what it was to my talk about it but you know what i mean we don't care you know what i mean they're not best and what's going to get us to new sets of fees you know like like what was coming hey you know it's not the first or some dinner with the community or else out of a person for the summer it's just it's a way to get out. and possibly be around these queues you know just this is a good thing so. hopefully one day. the champion can come get back to marking the so no herb thing i'll do is like it's a purpose but not the sort of auction and go to the. dreams of becoming a champion and others have made it. not long ago murray park was called murder park baltimore the ceasefire mediator often meets local kids at the work they go
there to play basketball chicago's favorite sport derrick rose the chicago bulls star of his first baskets here he grew up in inglewood and has stayed close to his roots. the n.b.a. champion got his sponsors to renovate the local courts. they know it's a way out they know if he if he stay here. and the same neighborhood walk down the same blocks the same thing so it gives them a strat and know that they can do it again billet seats and no dead. a wood and such a bad place. chicago's up and coming basketball star is also from the south side. his graduation day for the students of st sabina high. father phleger welcomes an honored guest seventeen year old joe body parker is the nation's number one ranking her basketball player the big american teams are trying
to recruit him both boys for you afraid he was on a par off just a couple weeks ago he represents a very bad what we call next generation of leadership. with. the most news. for free. and you might see the internet you know. it's just a few years. away. you know if you don't want to do. with. a supporter me because. our community needs to be safe and needs to be a better place for our kids one day the kids are all right figure out
a better environment to live in. meets that i guess. that's a role. i don't want them to go out there because when our young people see him and see where he's doing and do that with their own minds we can end the violence as we get too many dreams out here. rather phleger has been living among gangs for over thirty years threatened regularly he's got to know the gangs and learn to live with them a lot of our folks i'm not recognize a society i'm not recognized by the education says in the beginning before school is not recognized by the government as a office on jobs and not in society were invisible and society were not important so they fight for importance and value out here in the street and we're saying you know what. i understand that but not going to tower at the shooting and you're
not going to shoot or kill our kids and think you can run back home put up your feet and watch mcdonalds watch t.v. no. father phleger organize a citizen patrols during the summer helping residents take back their streets and housing projects the first rally was a milestone it was held on june fifteenth and drew more than two thousand people including the police chief. of the plague of drugs big fat and happy to see. you absolutely. this would. be a wonderful this is bob this is what's going to change. what's going to change. the good. friday night. live in the name. of the man who makes. some ice. age.
the entire community came together this night around the families of shooting victims to get it if you're. going to have a single minute of an oyster was. there but that's the girl. talking to the police chief hoping to get him to kick start the investigation into her son's killing of somebody fall and then when i went in and it was so rude at that depth i mean that's an ominous forty minutes before they hit it was really rude she would have been victims. you don't need it and my son case is not the only case it was the last time i'm seventy i'm going to let you know was let me follow up with talk to say ok all right. ok all right coming up march is the first step in an important battle local residents are proud to be part of it and proud to show their streets don't belong to the gangs drugs this guy.
that's what if i can. says something gaming this bill is a hit in the little note even when i have not afraid. of gun. safety. bill. and two thousand and eight african american voters overwhelmingly supported barack obama putting him in the white house four years later inglewood voters continue to back the president by gangs are still laying down the law in chicago's south side.
use of i now am live from our chinese news room tonight russia promises proof that the european commission president took the words out of context on ukraine which sparked a dangerous the rumor another american journalist has been beheaded by isis according to a new they released a video of what is becoming a her refrain trend and it's fighting continues in eastern ukraine and in an information war rages russia today meets ukraine today your in the not.