Our teens are murdered at a staggering rate. Why can’t we keep them safe?

Violence has claimed the lives of 114 teens in Sacramento since 2007, with a higher murder rate than state and national averages for this age group. Nearly all were killed by guns, about 40 percent are unsolved, and all leave families desperately clinging to memories of lost children and dreams of what lives they may have led.

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NASCAR parade rolls through Sacramento

Nearly 40 NASCAR stock cars were hauled down Capitol Mall to celebrate Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Sacramento Police closed N, 16th and L streets and escorted the procession, and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) presented an official state Senate resolution proclaiming Thursday “NASCAR Day in Sacramento.” The race begins at noon Sunday.
Molly Sullivan The Sacramento Bee
NASCAR parade rolls through Sacramento 1:02

NASCAR parade rolls through Sacramento

Meet the Kings' 2017 draft picks and see where they fit 1:44

Meet the Kings' 2017 draft picks and see where they fit

'Fox! Fox! Fox!' Elated Kings fans react to De'Aaron Fox being drafted fifth overall 0:21

'Fox! Fox! Fox!' Elated Kings fans react to De'Aaron Fox being drafted fifth overall

How a house party turned deadly for a Sacramento teen 2:17

How a house party turned deadly for a Sacramento teen