Updated: 2014-03-07 01:50:25
Jermalle Brown and Douglas Bufford were gang members hired to play a small role in helping to combat violence on the South Side through the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, a program hatched by Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration. They were paid $8.50 an hour to hand out anti-violence pamphlets in their South Shore neighborhood. Brown, then 19, and Bufford, 16, allegedly broke into a home in July 2012 with one other man. What happened next isn't clear, but Bufford was fatally shot in the back of the head, and Brown and an associate face murder charges tied to the shooting.
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