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A Conversation With the Mayor of New Orleans on Ending Gun Violence

Aug 11, 2015 | 34 videos
Video by The Atlantic

About 6,000 African American men have been murdered in the city of New Orleans since 1980. As Jeffrey Goldberg writes in the September issue of The Atlantic, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has made it a priority to curb the violence. In this video, Landrieu speaks with Goldberg about his belief that black lives don't matter only when they're taken by police—they matter when they're taken by anyone.

This interview was filmed at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Authors: Nicolas Pollock, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Sam Price-Waldman, Jeffrey Goldberg

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