#053 Precious Lives: Milwaukee Mayor Remarks on Plan for Youth Violence Prevention
2015 was a violent year for Milwaukee. The total year end number of homicides was up nearly 70% from the previous year. Most of the victims were young African American males. And many of those deaths were a result of a gun.
The new year brings some hope, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's office has some changes in store, including two new positions related to youth violence prevention.
Mayor Barrett discusses how he plans to reduce violence in the coming years.