America Reframed: Shell Shocked

America Reframed: Shell Shocked

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 8:00pm

New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the "murder capitals" of the United States. Eighty percent of the victims are black males, mostly in their teenage years. For the last decade, statistics have shown murder rates four to six times higher than the national average. Shell Shocked, airing Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World, starts at the surface of New Orleans' teen murder epidemic and delves into the hearts and minds of those whose lives are most deeply impacted -- the youths who live in fear of violence, the parents who grieve a loss they will never fully transcend, and the mentors and officials who are dedicated to touching, and perhaps saving, one life at a time.

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