Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this weekMarch 13, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week. We discuss the youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore with: 

  • LaMarr Darnell Shields, President of the Urban Leadership Institute and founder of the PRAISE Academy;
  • Dawnya Jackson, Junior at the Baltimore Freedom Academy and member of the Intersection;
  • Bonnita Spikes, whose husband Michael was murdered in 1994, and who is now Murder Victims’ Family Members Organizer for CASE (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions);
  • Corey Brooks, Pastor for New Beginnings Church in Chicago;
  • and Phillip Jackson,Executive Director of the Black Star Project in Chicago.

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