As gun violence in Chicago continues to surge, HuffPost Live assembled a group of community activists and journalists to dig into the question of why the crisis-level crime statistics have only received limited attention from national mainstream media.
Father Michael Pfleger, Chicago Tribune reporter Pete Nickeas, the Chicago Defender's Kathy Chaney and activists Rosa Clemente and Eric Wilkins joined host Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the Windy City's violent summer. (Watch the conversation above.)
"We're seeing fractured gangs, we're seeing a real spirit of hopelessness," Pfleger said of the South Side neighborhood where he lives and leads the congregation at St. Sabina Church. "I think you have folks becoming immune, like this is something we've got to live with."