Ald. Brian Hopkins: ‘The amount of indiscriminate violence that we are seeing in the city right now should shock all of us’

Anna Davlantes

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 08: Chicago police investigate the scene where two men were shot in the Old Town neighborhood on January 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Tyshawn Blanton, 31, died as a result of the shooting and a 20-year-old man who was shot in the back was taken to the hospital in serious-to-critical condition. Blanton’s murder was at least the 14th murder in the city this year. The Old Town neighborhood was selected last month by Realtor.com as 2012’s hottest neighborhood in the country. Today Vice President Joe Biden will be meeting with victims’ groups and gun-safety organizations at the White House in his effort to develop proposals to curb gun violence following the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Tomorrow he is expected to meet with the NRA. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins joins Anna to talk about the spike in violence in the city and his efforts to require party buses to halt operations at 10 p.m. after gunmen opened fire on a group of people using a party bus service earlier this week.

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Anna Davlantes is a Chicago native, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who has broken major stories, passionately told small stories and exposed corruption that has prompted major investigations and reform. (Click for more.)

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