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Patrick Takes On Violence In Wake Of Shooting 10:27

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Gov. Deval Patrick launched a new strategy aimed at eliminating youth violence in Massachusetts Monday at the Mildred Avenue Community Center. The announcement follows on the heels of the fatal shooting of a 19-year old at Boston's Savin Hill MBTA station on Saturday.

Patrick's plan includes seeking $10 million in public and private funds to support anti-violence programs, filing legislation that would toughen gun laws and issuing an executive order emphasizing his administrations commitment to partnering with local officials.


  • Emmett Folgert, executive director, Dorchester Youth Collaborative

This program aired on May 9, 2011.

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