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Dispatch (Aug. 22, 2009): Inside Chicago’s Killer Town


What’s behind the gangs, shootings and murders in Chicago? CNN’s Don Lemon takes us to the heart of the violence ‘Inside Chicago’s Killer Town,’ Saturday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. (ET).

Don introduces us to a multi-pronged approach to stop the violence campaigns. He takes us into a neighborhood where Ceasefire, a community group involved in reducing violence, is active and working. We hear from current and former gang members who have been shot and/or are in rehab trying to turn their lives around.

We also see and hear the gut-wrenching stories of parents who have lost children to gun violence and who believe this problem is not just local, and that people should care in communities even if they don’t currently have these problems. Watch video.

‘Inside Chicago’s Killer Town,’ airs in CNN Newsroom, Saturday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. (ET).


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