Activist James Clark says many African-American communities have “checked out” when it comes to violent crime, and that the solution lies in those communities re-engaging to help stop the epidemic of violence. Clark, Vice-President of Better Family Life and the St. Louis Non-Profit Executive of the Year for 2018, tells The Jaco Report that the success of his organization’s street-level violence prevention teams shows that gun violence can be prevented, one conflict at a time.
Charles Jaco is a journalist and author. He has worked for NBC News, CNN, KMOX, KTRS, and Fox 2. He is best known for his coverage of the first Gulf War, and for his "legitimate rape" interview with Senate candidate Todd Akin. He is the winner of three George Foster Peabody Awards, and the author of four books.