May 16th, 2009
06:44 AM ET

Video: 'Snitches' risk murder

CNN's Joe Johns reports on witness intimidation and Anderson Cooper talks with Rep. Elijah Cummings about the problem.

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  1. Larry D. Robertson

    In regards to your news about violence in Chicago's schools, I refer you to a book by Dr. John Ratey, SPARK, about the relation of exercise and brain health, in which he reports on a ground breaking Physical Education program in Naperville Central High School just west of Chicago. Violence and drop-outs were tremendously reduced when P.E. was instituted for the whole student body. Surely that could be replicated in Chicago.
    As a former resident and pastor in the New Orleans Methodist Inner-City Parish, Lower Ninth Ward, By-Water area, and the French Quarter, I remain concerned with the problems of urban areas, though I am now retired in a small town in Mississippi.
    Thank you for your outstanding news reporting.
    Larry D. Robertson, D.Min. , Hazlehurst, MS 39083

    May 17, 2009 at 11:00 pm |