January 28th, 2013
11:23 PM ET

Mom loses fourth child to gun violence

CNN's Ted Rowlands talks to a mother who has lost all four of her children to gun violence in Chicago.

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Filed under: Chicago Killings • Gun Violence • Guns
November 30th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

Murder, money and politics in Chicago

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates an anti-violence program in Chicago that cost millions without reducing crime.

August 22nd, 2012
11:51 PM ET

Inside a Chicago ER: 'There is a lot of death that happens here'

Last night CNN's Ted Rowlands showed us a night-time ride-along with veteran Chicago police officers combating gun violence in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood. Many of the victims end up at the ER trauma unit of Cook County hospital, where they are stretched thin by the city's surge in violent crime. Here is another up close look at the fight to save lives.

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Filed under: Chicago Killings • Crime • Gun Violence • Ted Rowlands
August 22nd, 2012
01:41 AM ET

Up close look at the fight to save lives in Chicago

CNN’s Ted Rowlands takes you on a ride along with two 26-year veteran Chicago police officers to document what happens nightly in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood.

And watch Ted's night in the ER

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Chicago Killings • Crime • Ted Rowlands
August 21st, 2012
07:44 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Inside one of America’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

CNN’s Ted Rowlands was permitted to ride along with two 26-year veteran Chicago police officers to document what happens nightly in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood.  Here is a video preview of what he saw


April 28th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Video: Chicago violence rages on

Joe Johns | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Filed under: 360° Radar • Chicago Killings • Joe Johns
April 27th, 2010
07:51 PM ET

Raw Data: Violence in Chicago

Program Note: Don't miss our report on the violence in Chicago tonight on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

Chicago Police Department

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More than 100 people have been murdered in Chicago this year. Now some lawmakers are calling for the National Guard to be deployed to Chicago. Here is the raw data on crime in the Windy City.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Chicago Killings • Crime
April 27th, 2010
05:01 PM ET

Video: Inside a Chicago ER

A little less than a year ago, Dr. Sanjay Gupta went inside a Chicago Emergency Room to report on how hospitals in the city were responding to the violence in the city.

In the above report, he spoke to Dr. Steven Salzman, a trauma surgeon, who regularly treats victims of the violence. Dr. Salzman will be on again tonight to talk about the disturbing amount of crime plaguing Chicago.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Chicago Killings • Dr. Sanjay Gupta
December 14th, 2009
04:35 PM ET

Raw Data: Youth violence in the U.S.

Centers for Disease Control

Youth violence is widespread in the United States and is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10 and 24. According to a report released by the CDC, youth violence includes various behaviors such as bullying, slapping or hitting and can cause more emotional than physical harm. Robbery, assault or rape can lead to serious injury and even death. In 2006, an average of 16 people were murdered in the U.S. each day.

Take a look at some of the CDC’s statistics:

• 5,958 young people age 10 to 24 were murdered—an average of 16 each day—in 2006.

• Over 631,000 violence-related injuries in young people age 10 to 24 were treated in U.S. emergency rooms in 2007

• In a 2007 nationwide survey, 36% of high school students reported being in a physical fight during the past 12 months.

• Nearly 6% of high school students in 2007 reported taking a gun, knife, or club to school in the 30 days before the survey.

• An estimated 30% of kids between 6th and 10th grade report being involved in bullying.

Find more information here

October 27th, 2009
04:47 PM ET

How much do we love our kids?

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more from Steve Perry. AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

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Steve Perry
CNN Education Contributor

Our kids are subjected to environments and images of violence on a level never seen before. They are numbed. I asked a group of girls about why listening to Chris Brown was wrong and I was not prepared to be blown away by their twisted perception of what is reasonable behavior.

If you have not been in a school lately you ought to be afraid, very afraid. The highest rates of violence are directly related to what is considered acceptable.

From the streets of Chicago – where children watched and an adult taped a child be beaten to death – to Richmond High School where children watched a child's innocence ripped from her soul, we have seen what happens when children lose respect for life.

This is the direct result of kids feeling unraised and unloved. It is also the result of kids growing up without adult structure and high expectations. Communities can become Lord of the Flies environments in which the kids make adult decisions and they decide wrong every single time.


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