This conflicting report is drawing large attention in the national headlines for the increase in divides among political group, criminal justice approaches, and individual citizens. The report shows that violent crime has increased and the number of murders and that a large percentage of these victims are African american citizens in large cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The article shows how divided several key figures in society are over this topic. President Obama is using this to emphasize the need for greater gun control. Hillary Clinton is calling for an overhaul of the criminal justice program while Donald Trump supports law and order and supporting police officers and the use of programs like stop and frisk. The FBI director stated that part of the increase may be due to police officers hesitating. The question is who is right? Are they all correct and have parts of the solution? It is clear that race and violence will be important factors going forward not only in the election but in society.

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