Moms anti-violence group on quest to mediate brewing conflicts

Moms anti-violence group on quest to mediate brewing conflicts
Moms anti-violence group on quest to mediate brewing conflicts

Moms anti-violence group on quest to mediate brewing conflicts

When it comes to gun violence in Chicago, there are certain neighborhoods that unfortunately see too much of it. Throughout the summer a group of women set up camp on the corner of 75th and Harvard in Englewood to deter shootings and other violence in the area. The plan was to stay out there until Labor Day weekend. Two months went by without incident, but when the group — who call themselves Mothers Against Senseless Killing, or MASK — moved to another block nearby, a shooting occurred near their original spot. Then things quieted down again. But in recent days, threats have started to fly on Facebook over the shooting that sparked their camp-out in the first place, with people saying they plan to retaliate. The moms want to mediate that conflict. They’ve made an offer to help resolve the differences of the two sides, and they’re awaiting a response. M.A.S.K.’s Everloyce McCullough joins us to give us the latest on their attempt to stop the violence.