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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Reporter Visits The Neighborhood Of Parisian Terrorist

In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, a man walks past buildings in the Grand Borne neighborhood of Grigny, France, a southern suburb of Paris. Terrorist Amedy Coulibaly grew up in this complex which is notorious for its problems with drug trafficking, violence targeting police and other crimes. (Thibault Camus/AP)

In this Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 photo, a man walks past buildings in the Grand Borne neighborhood of Grigny, France, a southern suburb of Paris. Terrorist Amedy Coulibaly grew up in this complex which is notorious for its problems with drug trafficking, violence targeting police and other crimes. (Thibault Camus/AP)

About 30 miles south of Paris, you will find the housing estates of Grand Borne. What was once regarded as a beautiful neighborhood for workers is now a dilapidated housing project and the home of Paris supermarket shooter Amedy Coulibaly.

John Leicester, sports columnist and former bureau chief for the Associated Press in Paris, speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about Grand Borne and the reputation of banlieues in France.

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