May 6th, 2009
09:20 PM ET

Evening Buzz: The Deadliest U.S. City for School Children

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on AC360°, the growing death toll in Chicago. School children killed. Lives cut short. So far, 36 students have been murdered. The latest is 16-year-old Ramone Morris. He was killed this morning. Police found him on the street, shot in the back of the head.

Chicago is now the deadliest city for school children in the United States. Tonight, we give you an up close look at the problem through the eyes of a 10 year old boy, whose brother was murdered.  Anderson will also talk with Chicago's Police Superintendent. What are cops doing to try to stop the violence?

Just two night ago, when David Mattingly reported on the violence the death toll was 34. Two days later and we have two more deaths. He'll have a 360 follow on the story.

Also tonight, 360's Gary Tuchman has an update on his story last night about the Texas town where the cops and the district attorney were allegedly shaking down African-Americans and Latino drivers, stopping them on the highway and taking thousands of dollars in cash from some of them. Police say they were in compliance with Texas law. The victims don't agree.

Join us for these stories and more starting at 10pm ET.

See you then!

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soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. nieka


    May 7, 2009 at 12:34 pm |
  2. Bernard

    'From my cold dead hand'...guns don't kill BUT what if guns were taken off the streets? How many kids and adults would still be alive today. I live in Ottawa, Canada's capital and with a population of close to one million we have now suffured our second murder this year. In Canada, guns are banned. Get the message!

    May 7, 2009 at 6:28 am |
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