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(KTVI) - St. Louis City's prosecutor says she is seeing too many  young people die and too many young people going to prison because of gun violence.  Jennifer Joyce says we are living in a "gun culture" where guns and criminal activity are glamorized in popular culture.

Tuesday on FOX 2 News at 6pm, we're taking a closer look at the gun culture where lives can be changed in a "Split Second."  Meet two former gang members who have turned their lives around.  They'll tell us how they got started, what life is like living in the "gun culture" and how they got out.

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson and St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will explain what the problems are and why this isn't just an inner city problem.  It's a problem that affects everyone in the St. Louis area.  They'll also explain why many of us may be unwittingly contributing to the gun violence problem in our area.  They also explain why this is a problem that affects the regional economy.

>But, its not all about the problem.  We'll look for solutions to the issue.  Meet a man who is making it his mission to go into the areas affected and trying to change lives one person at a time.  Plus, what can we do as a region and a community on a personal level to help change a live and make St. Louis a safer place to live.

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1 Comment

  • Tracy

    Jennifer Joyce mentioned mothers, sisters and aunts several times as the people who should be good role models for young people in gangs in St. Louis. She never ONCE mentioned FATHERS. Where are the men and why isn’t she addressing them? This mindset is part of the problem and she’s reinforcing that!

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