Violent America

“The brutal truth is that violence is a part of everyday American life, and the geography of violence is also part of American life,” says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle. “If you go all the way down the end of the street, where that little league practice field is located, where the Congressman was shot, you're at the edge of the Potomac River. If you stand there and look across the Potomac you're looking at a neighborhood in Washington called Anacostia -- you’re looking at Wheeler Road and Southern Avenue where every day, every day there are parents afraid to let their children out for fear of them getting shot. And when they do get shot, when they do die at the age of nine, 10, 14 -- before their lives have even come to the edge of fruition. Their deaths maybe, maybe get noticed in three agate lines of type in a newspaper – that’s America.” Listen in on the Morning Joe conversation with hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and others about the critical issue of violence and hostile speak in America following the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a Republican Congressional baseball practice by a gunman who appeared to have targeted the GOP members of Congress.



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