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In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, a mourner holds the program for the funeral of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee at St. Sabina Church in Chicago. (Brian Jackson / Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File)

Jury selection will begin Friday in the murder trial of two of three men charged with carrying out the November 2015 attack on Tyshawn Lee, a smart fourth-grader who prosecutors say was killed by gang members to send a message to his father, a purported member of a rival gang.

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 Charvonda Andrews is consoled Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Chicago as she mourns two women killed July 26 while working as volunteers with a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings. (John Alexander / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Two women who worked with other mothers to try to stop gun violence in their South Side Chicago neighborhood were killed by bullets police do not believe were intended for them.

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Two people were also stabbed to death, bringing the total number of homicides over the weekend to 10. In a Monday morning press conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called the violence “despicable.”

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“Forty-three people were shot, and five died. So we can’t claim victory, and we certainly can’t celebrate,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a City Club of Chicago event on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

In spite of heavy rainfall that kept many indoors and 1,200 additional police officers on the streets of Chicago, 43 people were shot, seven fatally, over the Memorial Day weekend.

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More than 90% of individuals in the gang database are people of color, according to Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, who says that puts a strain on police-community relations. “There’s an extraordinary adverse effect on certain communities.”

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Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Jan. 30, 2019.

More than 128,000 individuals in Chicago are identified as gang-related, according to reports. The city’s top watchdog tells us about the police department’s gang database.

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(Courtesy Desmond Upton Patton)

Gang violence in Chicago has been researched, debated and battled for years. What role might artificial intelligence play in preventing violence?

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The lawsuit claims nine Chicago cops “withheld exculpatory evidence, manipulated witnesses, and misdirected the investigation” in order to frame an innocent man for the murder of a Cook County Sheriff’s deputy.

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Members of the Goonie Boss gang faction face federal racketeering and murder charges stemming from nearly a dozen Englewood killings between 2014 and 2016.

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State Rep. La Shawn Ford and the Rev. Anthony Williams offer their answers to Chicago’s epidemic of violence.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Aug. 9, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks about the department’s latest efforts to curb violence after more than 70 people were shot last weekend.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to the media on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 about Chicago’s violent weekend.

After Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year, city officials and community activists try to identify what sparked the rash of shootings and homicides.

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“On this case, I think it’s more important to get it right, than get it fast,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday about reaching agreement on a police consent decree. (Chicago Tonight)

Talks on a police consent decree hit a snag as City Council moves to weaken a controversial police gang database. 

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The Chicago Crime Commission on Tuesday published its first new Gang Book in six years. In it, they examine the new and changing trends and issues within gang culture.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson appears on “Chicago Tonight” on April 12, 2018.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson tells us about a big new cash gift to fight crime, discusses police oversight and more.

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“We recognize that some people may be misidentified,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

The controversial database is coming under legal scrutiny as many say they have been wrongly added to the list and targeted.

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