Youth Violence is a Public Health Issue. Why Don't We Treat It that Way?

It has been several weeks since the nation recoiled in horror at the videotaped brutal beating death of 16-year-old Derrion Albert, the Chicago honor student who was caught in a melee between two factions of warring youth. Last week, President Obama dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder to the city to declare that he understood the urgency of the problem:...more
As an EMT, I can tell you that youth violence is without a doubt a public health issue.  I would ...more