Fighting Violence with Early Childhood Education

Lucy Riner sits with her 4-year-old son Luka in their home in Chicago on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Lucy made numerous phone calls to the Board of Education this summer and managed to get Luka placed into a highly rated public elementary school closer to their home that is not a "welcoming school." She marvels at the services he’s already received there. Riner, who lives on the more prosperous North Side, feels some guilt because she believes she has pull some other parents don’t. "I'm a teacher. I know how to advocate for my kid," said Riner, a dance instructor in another school district who thinks race and economics are factors. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel joins the Sunday Spin this morning to discuss the Fight Crime: Invest in Kids initiative. Tom also talks about the time he spent last month at the U.S Capitol where he met with other lawmakers to discuss the importance of early childhood education and crime prevention.

*Rick Pearson is a political reporter for the Chicago Tribune and host of The Sunday Spin on WGN Radio-AM 720. The Sunday Spin broadcasts each and every Sunday morning from 7 AM-9 AM CST.*