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Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago

Duration: 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Available for 12 months

Against the backdrop of unprecedented gun violence, Reggie Yates travels to Chicago to investigate gun crime in President Obama's adopted hometown. There were 468 murders in 2015, and this year the murder rate has soared by 72 per cent. With many of the victims being young African-American men, who is to blame?

Reggie hears first-hand the accusations of police brutality, but after attending the aftermath of a shooting and funeral of a young black man, he comes to realise an even bigger problem is that the majority of killings are perpetrated by young black men living in Chicago's poorest neighbourhoods. Show less


Reggie Yates
Production Company:
Sundog Pictures
Executive Producer:
Dov Freedman
Toby Trackman
Becky Read

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