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Inner city Chicago now group that is mostly made up of reformed ex cons are reaching out to their community in a way that police cannot.
They are hoping to stop the violence before it starts -- Kenny is live in Chicago.
Good morning mark they had this group is called cease fire in -- Made up of mostly ex gang members and they -- have a million dollar contract from the city to expand their presence on the streets in an effort to prevent gang violence.
This is a memorial for six month old -- and I will watch him the youngest shooting victim in Chicago this -- -- -- as the kind.
-- a sad reality for -- stayed in her four year old daughter who don't with far from where baby -- who was killed.
The unintended target of Chicago game violence according to police.
The -- to help curb the killings the city is reaching out to a group called cease fires that works to prevent violence before it happens.
Especially between rival games there's no -- -- Kapler in the streets.
This they -- that barely cease fire employs about 100 workers across the city.
Many are reformed ex convicts like -- -- who use their street cred and reputation as violence in -- Rutgers.
Intervene as mediators to keep conflicts from escalating.
All the way up the -- sales I -- -- that that the person that the life it will have.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- director credits the program for fewer shootings and murders this year homicides and so does that down the cease fire zones by -- -- -- -- opposite but Chicago police say it's hard to measure the direct impact what we have.
-- anecdotes and we're trying to figure out.
If it is in fact working.
And -- fires director said that one of the keys to preventing violence is by maintaining the trust of those communities that they work in.
But that by working -- closely with police or by scene is working to closely with police he can make maintaining that trust more of a challenge in the funeral services for that six month old girl.
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