Click on the map above to view an animated visualization displaying Philadelphia homicides from January 1, 2006 through December 18, 2012 (almost seven full years totalling 3,084 homicides.)
I think we’ve failed our young people and we’ve failed our young people because graduation rates are so anemic, particularly for young men of color … and … I think as a society, we have to focus more on our public education system and devote frankly more resources to it. We live in a country, unfortunately, in which we’re much more willing to spend money on keeping people in prison than we are educating them in our public schools, and that’s disgraceful.
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