A Community's Tireless Effort to End Gun Violence in Milwaukee
Vigils in Milwaukee for young people who've been shot and killed seem to have become commonplace.
Wednesday night, community members staged another. Bullets have struck five teens since just last weekend; two died.
Eric Von is among those actively fighting the problem. He hosts Precious Lives, a multi-media series devoted to ending gun violence in Milwaukee. You can hear the stories every week on WUWM. Von spoke with Marti Mikkelson about the seemingly endless challenge.
"In interviews that I have done, some of them have told me just how easy it is for them to get guns. It's almost natural it seems for some of them to carry guns," he said.
Precious Lives: Before the Gunshots is produced by Eric Von and brought to you by WUWM in collaboration with 371 Productions, as part of Finding America, a national initiative produced by AIR, with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.