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(KMOV.com) – A breakdown in urban communities has led to a violent subculture that is responsible for the recent string of violent crime in St. Louis, according to James Clark with Better Family Life.
“In that mentality, crime and violence is a way of life, it is accepted and is expected,” said Clark.
The comments come after six people were killed and two were injured over a 24 hour period in St. Louis.
“We should be outraged when you have black on black on violence in the same manner you have police violence against people,” said Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed.
Nasheed also called for residents to speak up and help police in trying to find criminals.
“I am extremely hurt and my heart goes out to the families,” Nasheed said.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he is also concerned.
“The criminals we are seeing now are not afraid of law enforcement, they’re not afraid of the criminal justice system, and they have access to high powered weapons. That’s what we saw yesterday,” Dotson said.