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Some US Cities Resort to New Programs to Curb Youth Violence

Murder rates have risen during the first half of the year in several US cities . Many of the homicide victims have been juveniles. Now city officials and police in some communities are fighting back with programs designed to steer young people away from a life of crime. Newark, New Jersey, has seen a spike in homicides, robberies, drug dealing and gang activity.  People in the community are upset - especially about the rising murder rate among young African-Americans. "It...

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