Chicago: Taylor's Story

Taylor Holt felt the effects of gun violence when her cousin, Blair Holt, was shot and killed on a Chicago public bus in 2007. Follow Taylor as she speaks with families, friends and leaders about how they are dealing with Chicago’s gun violence epidemic.

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Camiella Williams, a powerful anti-gun violence advocate in Chicago, talks about what the upside down flag represents to her.

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Taylor interviews her aunt to talk about how her cousin Blair was killed, and how it feels to lose a child to gun violence.

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Honor student Blair Holt, 16 years old, was killed while riding on a public bus on his way to visit his grandparents. Blair, an innocent bystander who shielded his friend from the gunfire, was the...

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Taylor interviews a group of young people at St. Sabina’s Church about how gun violence has affected them. The overwhelming prevalence of gun violence in their lives and the numerous losses they...

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Gun violence robbed Dominique Mayo of the chance to see her son graduate 8th grade. Sameere Conn, age 13, was fatally shot when he stopped at the corner store near his house to buy a snack after...

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Taylor Holt interviews three grieving mothers who have lost their sons to senseless gun violence. All three young boys were innocently going about their days when they were shot and killed - one...

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Taylor interviews Reverend Michael Pfleger, the Pastor of The Faith Community of Saint Sabina, who is also a passionate social activist. He is a prominent advocate in the anti-gun violence...

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Taylor interviews Ameena Matthews and Ricardo Williams of CeaseFire Chicago, an important gun violence prevention and intervention organization replicated in other cities nationwide. CeaseFire...