Milwaukee: Steve's Story

As a young, African-American man growing up in Milwaukee, Steve Jenkins is discouraged by the city's homicide statistics: 89% of all homicide victims in Milwaukee are African-American men between ages 11 and 39. Follow Steve as he speaks to his peers and Milwaukee leaders to learn more about what is behind those numbers.

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Steve Jenkins, age 21, is a hip-hop DJ and aspiring filmmaker. As an African American male he is curious and concerned that young African-American males have the highest homicide rate in the city...

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Steve speaks with Dr. Stephen Hargarten, an emergency room doctor and leading gun violence prevention researcher, about how gun violence affects him.

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Steve talks to young peers at Running Rebels, a community organization that provides Milwaukee’s at-risk youth with positive alternatives to gangs and substance abuse. These young people share how...

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Steve interviews Ron Johnson, Community Coordinator of the Restorative Justice Initiative, a program of Marquette University Law School. A former gang member, Ron now works to coordinate community...

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Steve interviews Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm about gun violence in the city. The DA discusses what approach the city will take to address this issue.