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Chicago has not only become the poster child for gun violence, this week, it’s ground zero for the debate over what to do about it, with the FBI chief today, President Obama tomorrow and police chiefs from around the country here to listen to them. We went out to speak to some of those who weren’t invited.
The backdrop for the police chiefs: a banner about preventing gun violence.
“We’ve got a problem and we need to do something about it,” McCarthy said.
The backdrop for South Side community leaders: concrete blocks with the names of its victims.
“We have failed our young people and our children and it is time to own up,” said Diane Latiker of the group Kids Off The Block.