How To Stop Gang Violence: Lessons From Chicago for the UK

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two young men are detained outside the Currys electrical store in Brixton on August 8, 2011 in London, England. Widespread rioting and looting took place across many parts of London on Monday. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Getty)

How should the United Kingdom combat the violence that's raged across the country all week? British Prime Minister David Cameron says the country needs to learn a few lessons from America on how to fight gangs, along with possibly revoking social media and Blackberry service from rioters. What can the U.S. offer as advice for the U.K. on handling gang violence?

Tio Hardiman is someone who knows how gang members communicate, and possibly how to stop violence before it starts. Hardiman is the director of CeaseFire, a public health group that works to reduce violence in Chicago, where an estimated 100,000 gang members live.


Tio Hardiman

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin and Sitara Nieves

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