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Welcome back to Omaha time Jonathan -- you have no -- heard and seen.
Some of the horrifying reports coming out of Chicago in recent months.
About the rise in gang related shootings will -- there is -- new group trying to do something about it and this group.
Is a very interesting one indeed -- -- has the details of this from our Chicago bureau -- I Jonathan's of this group is called cease fire in what makes them so what.
Effective at preventing violence according to the director is it most of the group is made up of former gained members and they know exactly what life is like on the streets take -- watch.
This is a memorial for six month old -- and I will watch him it's the youngest shooting victim in Chicago this month's attack -- -- -- A war zone a sad reality for Tosh just stayed in her four year old daughter who don't live far from where baby -- was killed.
BM intended target of Chicago gang violence according to police got a good.
It by ambulance.
-- -- love to help curb the killings the city is reaching out to a group called cease fire that works to prevent violence before it happens.
Especially between rival gangs there's no -- -- -- in the streets.
This they -- the very 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.
Intervening as mediators to keep conflicts from escalating.
All the way up the hill.
Sales are addicted to the person that doubt that the life it will of he has to say smiles -- Cease fires director credits the program for fewer shootings and murders this year.
The homicides and so does that down the cease fire zones by -- -- -- -- -- percent 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.
-- -- You know one of the keys to preventing violence is having the trust of the communities that they work in.
But -- if they're seen as working to closely with the police.
That could make maintaining that trust a lot more difficult at a funeral services for that six month old girl -- -- awakenings are being held today Jonathan.
All right Kara Teddy fascinating program and Garrett of course one of the newest members about Chicago bureau on the -- -- migrate to see Garrett welcome to the Chicago bureau we look Ford senior look.
Across all the folks he's platforms thanks very much -- -- -- --
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