Friday, September 11, 2020

Teens give tours to rookie cops

North Lawndale is one of the most dangerous parts of Chicago, Illinois. But local teens are trying to change that. Part of the required training for rookie Chicago police officers is a walking tour of the area, guided by local teens who want future officers to see the good parts of the community, as well as the bad.

Beside the rough edges of North Lawndale,  which lacks grocery stores, youth take police on a tour of a neighborhood garden where "everything is edible and free." For the teens, giving tours to rookie cops is their summer job. They work for an organization that cooperates with police to reduce violence in the area.

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