our people were killed and two were wounded as a spate of violence erupted this weekend — September 7-9 — in NYC, according to WNYC. “Mayor Michael Bloomberg reiterated his oft-quoted statistic from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which finds 48,000 Americans will be killed in the next four years by illegal guns,” the radio station reports.
The race of those dead was not reported by the radion station, but as the map below shows, the attacks all occurred in neighborhoods with high concentrations of black people. And all of the victims were males.
Do you think it’s possible to drastically reduce this level of violence without massive economic reform that reduces black unemployment?
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