More than 1,500 people have been shot in Philadelphia this year, many of them children. Over the past 20 years, the city has tried all kinds of approaches to stop gun violence — broken windows policing, and programs with names like Focused Deterrence and now, Group Violence Intervention — but nothing seems to be working.
What are we missing?
Guest John Solomon runs Endangered Kind, a nonprofit dedicated to stopping gun violence. Solomon, 28, did time in prison for shooting someone and has also been the victim of violence. He says hearing the experiences of young Black men like himself would be a good place to start getting answers.