12:00am

Wed March 6, 2013
Ceasefire

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. 


Guests:


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


Resources:


Vimeo: David Kennedy - Stopping It: Why the answer to our crisis of guns, gangs, drugs, and mass incarceration is within our grasp


NPR: Interrupting Violence With The Message 'Don't Shoot' 


John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Center for Crime Prevention and Control 


Lifelines to Healing 


Cure Violence 


Imani Community Church 


PICO National Network 


Oakland North: You Tell Us: To combat violence, put love into action 


Oakland North: Ceasefire starts as members of violent groups sit down with those urging different path


Oakland North: With shooting deaths up, Oakland to give violence reduction program a second try 


Care2: Project CeaseFire Fights Gun Violence with Community Leaders


Movie: The Interrupters 


KALW News: Violence prevention program based on Ceasefire comes to Oakland


Oakland Tribune: Drummond: Time to declare state of emergency in Oakland?


SFist: Oakland Tries Operation Ceasefire Once Again 


Frontline: CeaseFire: Stopping Violence and Measuring Impact


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 


Mercury News: Oakland seeks solutions as homicides rise to highest rate since 2006 

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