guns

Compton School Police to Soon Be Armed With AR-15s

The guns officers currently have aren’t powerful enough.

Chicago Bulls Star Derrick Rose to Pay For Funeral of Slain 6 Month Old

Jonylah Watkins was shot multiple times.

It's Not Just Chicago: 100 Youth Homicides in Miami Since 2009

Eighty-one of them were the result of gun-related incidents.

Obama's Fatherhood Meme Ruffles Otherwise Ardent Supporters

Critics are asking why the president sees family structure as the gun problem in Chicago, but not in Newton.

Why Do Black and Latino Youth Struggle in School? [Reader Forum]

Colorlines readers suggest solutions to gun violence and overly punitive measures for school children.

Obama Pushes for Slow, Steady Progress to Combat Chicago's Gun Violence

The president made an important stop in Chicago today.

Obama's Chicago Guns Speech and the Value of Black and Latino Lives

President Obama has answered Chicago’s call to come home and address the city’s epidemic of gun violence. But will he lay out a plan for substantive reform?

5 Must-Know Facts About Chicago's Gun Violence

The city’s carnage disproportionately impacts black and Latino youth.

Dispatch from Chicago: Stop the Violence...But How?

As the city becomes the face of urban gun violence, those working directly with the youth being killed struggle for satisfying answers.

Chicago CBS Affiliate Makes 4-yr.-old Sound Like a Thug, Says Sorry

Turns out the kid who supposedly bragged about wanting to have a gun when he grows up really said he wants to be a police officer. The station acknowledges “mistakes were made.”