Violence, YouTube fight videos go hand in hand?

Posted at 7:09 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 19:49:49-04

CINCINNATI -- Several recently posted videos may give us a clue to roots of violence in our communities.

They show people actually encouraging brawling while they record the fights.

"The encouragement is coming from the lack of value of life," says Kibwe Barber.

Barber keeps in touch with the youth in Pleasant Ridge through his barber shop. He says parents need to reconnect with their kids.

"We have to take responsibility on our own and we have to start it in the home," Barber said.

Michael Hill says he was surrounded by violence when he was just 6 years old.

"I thought I was going to die after high school, and that was because my brother was in jail for murder… I have another brother who was shot twice and almost killed," Hill said.

Barber and Hill said kids respond to positive role models.

"Showing them love. Teaching them how to do things. Teaching them the roles and the way to handle adversity when somebody come up to you and talk to you crazy," Barber said.

Police say it can be hard to tell how many street brawls happen, because often they aren't reported to police.