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Violence, Youth, and Cities: The Rapping Undercover Cop, Eric Davis.

Eric Davis, an undercover cop who patrols Chicago housing projects. Davis grew up in one, but life in the projects is much tougher today. The proliferation of drugs and guns has made the environment almost hopeless. There's a lot of distrust of cops in the projects but Davis has won the respect of a lot of young people...some of them are fans of his group "The Slick Boys," a rap group composed of three Chicago undercover cops. (Rebroadcast of 2/28/1995)


Other segments from the episode on August 31, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 31, 1995: Interview with Eric Davis; Review of the film "The Brothers McMullen."


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