Mayors talk up crime & strategies

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined two other big city Mayors to discuss curbing violence across the nation.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu shared the stage with Mayor Emanuel at the “Council on Foundations” annual conference at the Hilton Chicago.

Mayor Emanuel pointed out that 25 percent of Chicago’s violence happens in just 4 percent of the city’s geographical area.

During the panel discussion, he also offered up a new strategy to tackle Chicago’s problem with street crime.

Mayor Emanuel discussed plans to put more police in the city’s high-crime neighborhoods and expand a mentoring program for young minority men.

He also explained what he calls “the four P’s” needed to stop gun violence, that’s “policing, prevention, penalties and parenting.”

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