1. Between 2000 and 2007, the gun homicide rate for black men between the ages of 14-17 increased by 40 percent. The rate for men over the age of 25 increased by 27 percent. In some neighborhoods, 1 in 200 black men are murdered every year.

    — David M. Kennedy goes into cities and shuts down open air drug markets. He says the cities he works in are safer than they were when he started in 1985, but not by much.

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