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Chicago Youths Hope to 'Increase the Peace' to Combat Violence

July 16, 2017 05:40 AM
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Gun violence continues to plague Chicago, Illinois, where nearly 2,000 people have been shot this year. Though the overall number is slightly down from last year, the Trump administration has ordered more federal agents to assist state and local law enforcement. VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports from the largely Hispanic Back of the Yards neighborhood, that the beefed up police presence has not calmed the nerves of those most vulnerable to the continuing violence.