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Experts Reflect on Youth Violence in Chicago

As it's been competing for the 2016 Olympics, Chicago has been haunted by a bloody history of youth violence. Perhaps one of its most brutal cases took place last week, when a 16-year-old honors student named Derrion Albert was brutally beaten to death near Fenger High School on the city's South Side.

When exploring the reasons why such incidents could take place, much of the attention has been placed on the external factors. But what about what's going on inside these kids' heads and hearts. Phillip Jackson offers some insight. He's the founder of the child advocacy group Black Star Project. He also organized the Million Father March 2005. That march encouraged fathers to get involved in education. Also commenting is Doc Adolph Brown, a former professor of psychology at Hampton University who lectures on youth violence.

Music Button:  Orbit Service, "Asphyxia", from the CD Chillicious, (Waveform records)

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