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Today on Your Call: What’s the best way to deal with gang violence?
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with David Kennedy, author of Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America. Kennedy piloted the "ceasefire" program in Boston, which reduced homicide rates by more than 60 percent. The program has been implemented in more than 70 cities, but critics say it doesn't address the root causes of violence. How do you think communities should deal with gang violence? Join us at 10am Pacific Time, or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.
David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control; a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College; and author of Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America
Reverend Dr. George Cummings, pastor of the Imani Community Church in Oakland, member of the PICO National Network and Lifelines to Healing
Kelly McMillin, chief of police for Salinas, California
John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Center for Crime Prevention and Control
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Oakland Tribune: Drummond: Time to declare state of emergency in Oakland?
Huffington Post: Chicago Homicide Rate 2013 Already At 40 Before End Of January
Monterey County Weekly: Salinas police chief decries the acceptance of gun violence.
The Californian: Salinas Ceasefire call-in draws 30 gang members, a few juveniles
Boston Herald: BPD: Slay rate on the decline