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Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago

Against the backdrop of unprecedented gun violence, Reggie Yates travels to Chicago to investigate gun crime in President Obama's adopted hometown.

Against the backdrop of unprecedented gun violence, Reggie Yates travels to Chicago to investigate gun crime in President Obama's adopted hometown. There were 468 murders in 2015, and this year the murder rate has soared by 72 per cent. With many of the victims being young African-American men, who is to blame?

Reggie hears first-hand the accusations of police brutality, but after attending the aftermath of a shooting and funeral of a young black man, he comes to realise an even bigger problem is that the majority of killings are perpetrated by young black men living in Chicago's poorest neighbourhoods.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 7 May 2018 00:40

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Reggie Yates
Production Company Sundog Pictures
Executive Producer Dov Freedman
Director Toby Trackman
Producer Becky Read

Broadcasts

  • Mon 10 Oct 2016 21:00
  • Mon 10 Oct 2016 22:40
  • Sun 6 May 2018 23:40
  • Mon 7 May 2018 00:40

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