Rep. Ford says this weekend’s violence is a sign the city is out of control and not focusing on the problems at hand

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CHICAGO, IL – MAY 27: Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was shot on May 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago police have added more than 1,000 officers to the streets over the Memorial Day weekend, hoping to put a dent in crime, during what is typically one of the more violent weekends of the year. In 2016, 6 people were killed and another 65 were wounded by gun violence over the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On the heels of a weekend that saw over 100 people shot, State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss violence in Chicago and how focusing on breaking recidivism rates in Illinois’ prisons could help stem the cycle of violence. Ford also reminds people to get their prostate checked after he dealt with prostate cancer diagnosis in October 2020.

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