Exploring Chicago's Murder Epidemic

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:16 PM CST

"Everybody Can Get a Gun Pretty Easily"

"Everybody Can Get a Gun Pretty Easily"

Robert Jackson says more needs to be done to get guns out of the hands of criminals.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:18 PM CST

"People in Our Neighborhoods Need to Step Up"

"People in Our Neighborhoods Need to Step Up"

Camarri Lane expresses frustration with the "no snitching" rule pervasive on Chicago's streets.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM CST

"It's the Innocent that Die"

"It's the Innocent that Die"

Chicago teens talk about the most frustrating aspect of the Hadiya Pendleton's death.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:22 PM CST

Solution: Get Drugs Out of High Schools

Solution: Get Drugs Out of High Schools

Khalil Beckwith says drugs are commonplace in Chicago's high schools. Getting rid of them would cut the revenue going to gangs.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM CST

"We Couldn't Be a Family" on the South Side

"We Couldn't Be a Family" on the South Side

Shantae Howell said her family needed to move out of the south side so they could enjoy activities together.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM CST

"It Might be Too Late" for Teens

"It Might be Too Late" for Teens

Robert Jackson says many teenagers may have already decided the type of people they want to be. Others stressed the need for guidance, role models and activities.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:28 PM CST

Dress, Style Affects Safety

Dress, Style Affects Safety

Khalil Beckwith says he's always cognizant in trying to look as neutral and non-threatening as possible.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM CST

Student: Parents Need to Be Responsible for Kids

Student: Parents Need to Be Responsible for Kids

Khalil Beckwith says keeping families together, or separating them when there's immediate danger or influence, will go a long way in guiding kids the right way.

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