Diane Latiker thinks a 12-year-old kid should be worried about his grades and who he has a crush on—not about getting shot on the walk home from school.
Fact Check: Was Obama correct in saying that a kid can get a gun as easily as a book?
Times-Union readers want to know: In his speech in Dallas, President Barack Obama said “it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.” Did he have his facts right? FactCheck.org looked into this claim and found that there is not much recent research […]
“We All We Got” Panel Discussion” Gun Violence in Chicago
Join Kids Off The Block for this amazing exihibit of photographs and conversation surrounding gun violence at the Art Works Projects! There will be three days of activities, so please check out the flyer and make a decision to be apart of the solutions!
The fight against everyday death
Diane Latiker knows the likelihood of death. “We cannot save everyone,” she says. “But we’re damn hard going to try it.” A rusty Dodge rolls up, loud rap sounds through the open window. “Quiet!” Roars Latiker. The music stops immediately. Latiker, 57, is the unofficial mayor of Roseland, a poor neighborhood in Chicago . She sits on her throne, a folding chair on […]