Shooting victims spotlighted after violent Memorial Day weekend

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CHICAGO -- Following a violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, a Cook County Commissioner Tuesday shined a spotlight on victims of gun violence and proposed ways to curb it.

Shootings in the city from Friday afternoon to Tuesday morning wounded 44 people and killed 12 others.

County Commissioner Richard Boykin unveiled a collage of victims of gun violence.  The memorial honored the more than 600 people shot and 140 wounded in Chicago from Jan. 1 through early May.

Boykin introduced a seven-point plan to reduce gun violence.   His ideas include parenting workshops, stricter enforcement of curfew laws, expansion of drug courts and sheriff's policing,  and job training.

He also wants shooters and their accomplices to be charged with domestic terrorism.

Boykin also announced he will hold a county-wide forum next month to come up with other strategies to cut down on violence.




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