Violence is a Disease

4 Nov

An interesting perspective on violence from an infectious disease physician. Violence, if you had been living under a rock, is a dangerous epidemic in America. Locally, we had a 13 year old carrying a toy gun shot 7 times. He died. What a tragedy for his family and the family of that officer.

Schools are random targets of mass shootings. Workplaces. Where ever you go in America, the specter of random gun violence is around the corner. Why?

Gary Slutkin takes a look at this epidemic. Children shooting other children. Cops shooting citizens. Whatever the approach we’ve taken of late, it hasn’t been working. Behavior in America needs to change. I urge you to watch this video.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: