DeWayne Wickham column: Inner-city gun massacres need attention

9:12 PM, Jan. 2, 2013
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My only New Year's resolution for 2013 - and it's one I intend to keep - is to give the relentless slaughter in many of this nation's inner cities the same kind of high-profile attention that the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., generated.

The carnage wrought in that bedroom community by a single gunman wielding an assault rifle with military-style ammunition clips took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Before those awful 10 minutes, murder was a rare occurrence in Newtown.

Even so, last month's massacre there got far more attention from the ...

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