Community Advocates Discuss Solutions To Gun Violence Surges Across The Country
On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with community advocates about the surge of gun violence across the US. Since the protests in Portland, the Trump administration has threatened to send federal agents to cities like Chicago and Kansas City to “quell” the violence.
Some community leaders and activists say federal agents and more policing are the answer. Others say we need real solutions like stricter gun laws, more resources in neglected neighborhoods, mental health support in schools, jobs programs, and more.
Kendra Van de Water, co-founder of YEAH Philly, the Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout
Rosilyn Temple, founder and executive director of Kansas City Mothers in Charge
USA Today, Kristine Phillips: Federal agents, officers head to Detroit, Cleveland, Milwaukee as Operation Legend expands
Chicago Sun-Times, Manny Ramos: My Block, My Hood, My City founder speaks on police brutality, gun violence