If you're a 15-24 year old male living in Milwaukee, watch your back. If you have sons, brothers, friends or loved ones that age, be scared. If you live in, work in or care at all about this great city, listen up. Homicide is the leading cause of death for these young men. Not automobile accidents. Murder. Nearly 80 percent of those deaths are gun related. But it's not just the fatal shootings.
For a lot of our youth, gun violence is commonplace. Where a good day is one without hearing gunshots. After a while, and far too often many lose sight of the alternatives. Sadly, one in five gun crimes now involve juvenile offenders.
Recognize the problem Milwaukee. Kids in their prime are being destroyed by gun violence. As a community we can stop a speeding bullet.