Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Black Youth Violence

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter teamed up Thursday to give a joint speech calling for national action to address the “virus” of young African-American men killing and being killed every day.

He and Nutter gave an example of all the money spent on infrastructure in Iraq and Afghanistan while thousands are being killed or going hungry in the U.S. as a priority when it comes to support.

Is the federal government ready and equipped to take national action on "black on black crimes"? Would a stronger showing of federal support help to curb the problem of young black violence? Is it the government's responsibility?