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Gang Attraction

Friday, July 20, 2007 at 9:00 am
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The city's homicide rate is climbing every week. Cleveland could set a record for murders if it keeps up. Part of the problem is gang violence and the culture of guns and drugs that go with it. The year is only half over and already 71 people in Cleveland have been killed. Gangs of teens have taken over abandoned houses. Mothers are taking out life insurance policies on their children. What attracts boys and young men to join gangs? Regina Brett talks to former gang members and the adults trying to help them Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas. Photo: L to R - Kevin Bell, Deonte Godfrey, Regina Brett, "Mario," Bishop Prince Moultry