Dr. Desmond Patton Quoted in the New York Times

In discussing Chicago’s Murder Problem, Dr. Patton talks about gang wars and how they drive much of the violence in Chicago. “Young people are making a lot of indirect threats toward cliques and rival gangs that are being interpreted as being threatening,” said Desmond Patton, a professor at Columbia University who has studied violence on social media. “Tagging is the conversation starter that could lead to someone getting a gun.” CLICK HERE to read more.