At least 419 people were killed in 2012 across a dozen neighborhoods in Chicago – more than all the U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan during the same time period. The cause? Gangs and their turf wars.
In this multi-segment ABC News program, Cynthia McFadden, Diane Sawyer, and the crews of Nightline and World News collaborate on something unprecedented: they gather 38 members of rival local gangs in one room to talk candidly about the slaughter and consider ways to make it stop.
The program also looks at initiatives designed to raise anti-violence awareness and to help troubled young adults find meaningful activities to fill their time in peaceful and productive ways. How many of Chicagos gang members will step up and take a chance on change?
Viewing time: 26 minutes. In English, with English-language subtitles. 2012.
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