MEMPHIS, TENN (localmemphis.com) – Of the 55 homicides so far this year, about 65% involved African American victims, according to the Memphis-Shelby County Crime Commission.
This evening LeMoyne-Owen College sponsored a forum to examine the causes of black on black crime and ways to decrease it. The discussion was officially titled “Black-on-Black Crime Forum Program.”
“We know children who have been traumatized are easily irritated and agitated. They are hard to calm down once they get upset. They see the world as a bad and punishing, a not to be trusted place,” said Dr. Altha Stewart, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and president of the American Psychiatric Association.