Over this past weekend in Chicago, 40 people were shot leaving 10 dead. Roland Martin talks with Senator Reverend James Meeks about this outburst in violence and what can be done to limit it. Meeks says African American boys ages 16-26, who are highschool dropouts, and unemployed are the crux of the problem.  He urges that we must reach out to these men while they are young through mentoring, recreation, boy scouts and other activities that can keep them off the streets. Meeks tells Martin we are "feeding the problem with more African American Boys." In order for there to be change, we must "Stop whats causing the problem" and that is these young men having, "no hope for a future."


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