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Invisible Threat

WGN’s Robert Jordan hosts The Invisible Threat.

He’ll take a look at local efforts to identify potential mass shooters and also look into possible steps to preventing mass shootings in Chicago.

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The nation and the world were horrified, almost a month ago, when 20 school children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were slaughtered.

What twisted, diabolical motivations drove Adam Lanza to take such actions we will never know. But, while Newtown Connecticut experienced 26 murders in less than 5 minutes, in the city of Chicago something even worse is happening. School children in Chicago are being murdered in greater numbers than Newtown Conn.

WGN’s Robert Jordan examines some of the issues related to adolescent shooters and what can be done to prevent the next one.

Michael Rohan, director of Juvenile Probation and Court Services and
Judge George Timberlake, chair of Illinois Juvenile Justice System

01/11/13

The Community Safety Net

Peter Palanca and Benneth Lee from Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

01/11/13

Active Roles in Violence Prevention

Peter Palanca and Benneth Lee from Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

01/11/13

Violence prevention funding

Sara Howe is the CEO of the Illinois Drug and Dependence Association. She’s an expert on mental health and substance abuse.

01/10/13

The Brain and Violent Behavior

Dr Tanya Anderson and Dr Celeste Napier speak about adolescence and violence. Dr Anderson is a clinician who deals with youth and trauma. Dr Napier is an expert on adolescent brains.

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