A Chicago Surgeon Is Training Citizens To Be First Responders (HBO)

In 2016, there were more than 760 homicides in Chicago, the highest figure the city had seen in 30 years. Chicago has four level one adult trauma centers, but not one of them is within 30 minutes of the city’s south side, where most of the murders occur. In an emergency, that distance could mean the difference between life and death.

After a decades-long battle, a trauma center is scheduled to open at the University of Chicago next year. Until then, some south side residents are trying to address the problem themselves.

Watch: “What went through the mind of a young black activist when the Chicago Police Department asked him to join the force” – http://bit.ly/2l4PWFb

Read: “The five most outrageous parts of the DOJ’s Chicago Police report” – http://bit.ly/2l4Toj8

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Taking the Pledge: VICE News Tonight on HBO (Full Segment)

On Friday, the Department of Justice released a report highlighting the urgent need for reform in the Chicago Police Department—citing, among other things, the disproportionate targeting of African Americans.

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