Wed September 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Recent gang violence in the CMC could have been avoided

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

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Wed August 8, 2012
Cops & Courts

Youth Radio: "When did violence become so normal?"

Control Arms campaigner David Grimason lays a photo of his son Alistair. July 25, 2012.
Flickr user ControlArms, under CC License

Since the Aurora, Colorado shooting, I keep asking myself: when did violence became so normal? It pops up everywhere in American culture. We feel excited it by it when we see it on a screen. We feel proud of it when we see it in uniform, and angered by it when we see it near our children.

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Wed August 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Oakland youth view their neighborhoods through a new lens

Some of the Warriors for Peace outside of The Spot
Courtesy of The Spot

More of a police presence and better police community relations are good ways to prevent violence, but a group of young men in Oakland are trying a different approach. They call themselves "Warriors for Peace,” and they are part of a violence prevention program that equips and trains teens to make films about Oakland. The hope is that from behind a lens, they will see their city, and themselves, a little differently. 

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