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Entries by Suzanne Skees from 07/2013

'Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here' in the Line of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 1 of 4

| Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

"I'm always shocked by how many of our kids say, 'Let me show you my bullet scars.' One boy in our program still has a bullet lodged in his abdomen. It's not really about being cool, like other teenagers with their tattoos: It's more like, this is who I am."

"Gun Laws Won't Impact Us Here" in the Line of Fire, Say Peace Workers: Part 2 of 4

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago

A tiny white nun with glasses and grey hair, Donna rolls down her window to wave to everyone she passes on the street, from heavily armed police patrols to clusters of men she knows to be gang members.