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Growing up in the Bronx, Jemini Davis thought an escape to a small city like Mount Vernon meant an escape from the violence of the streets.
He was wrong.
Mount Vernon was sent reeling by gunfire in 2012, with a total of 10 murders, two more than in the past two years combined. Only two of the killings have led to arrests. When the murders are included, there were more than 20 shootings...