Sherman Patterson brings a unique background to the work of building relationships. He's a retired soldier, a mentor to kids on the north side, and nephew of a heavyweight boxing champion. He's also the recipient of a $100,000 Bush Foundation Fellowship, which he says he'll use to help keep kids away from guns.
The Des Moines Register says a law "no one knew about" prohibits anyone under 20 from shooting a gun in Iowa unless they're under the supervision of a parent or instructor. Anyone under 14 can't shoot a gun at all.
According the Minnesota Department of Education, nearly 60 percent of suspensions and expulsions last year were of black, Latino, Asian, Native American and other students of color, even though they're only a quarter of the student population.