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Summer Violence Response

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

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Summer Violence Response

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Leaders of Chicago’s violence prevention movement weigh in on summer violence

A look at Chicago’s growing violence prevention movement

The Chicago skyline rises above the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Amphitheater in the city’s Millennium Park Thursday, May 25, 2023. Chicago is heading into the Memorial Day weekend hoping to head off violence that tends to surge with rising temperatures of summer. Even the state of Illinois is assisting by sending in what it’s called “peacekeepers” in an attempt to deescalate violent situations.

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

   

According to numbers from the Chicago police, dozens were shot and at least nine people were murdered over the long Fourth of July weekend. However, the number of shooting incidents and homicides were lower this year compared to the same four-day stretch last year.

Reset checks in with a panel of peacekeepers about solutions to end cycles of violence in Chicago.

GUESTS: Domonique McCord, chief program officer of Metropolitan Peace Initiatives

Paul Robinson, deputy director of programs for Chicago CRED

Cedric Hawkins, outreach leader for Chicago CRED

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