Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

Don't Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America

by David M. Kennedy
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Don't shoot!"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This important book explains the strategy used in several cities that has drastically cut the number of killings by coordinating the actions and reactions between all the forces of law and the forces of lawlessness. It's not an easy read, but when the strategy is applied, it works. It saves lives as well as improving the quality of lives, neighborhoods and cities.
Tennesseedog More than 1 year ago
This imposing work documents his 17 year effort to bring sanity to law enforcement's attempts to stop gun killings and open drug markets in various "hot "communities throughout our nation. More than law enforcement's heavy hand was involved...: the purveyors of violence, the gang bangers, thugs and wannabees, were involved as were the communities through moral voices (pastors, streetworkers, doctors and others) and "influentials" of these thugs (Aunties, moms, girl friends, siblings and incarcerated old heads or street legends). Finally Social Service providers were there and participating to provide training, addiction treatment or social services as needed and job opportunities. The thugs had to ask though and they had to stop the violence or face real criminal justice. It was part of the deal. From what Kennedy termed, the Call-in. Ask Freddie Cardoza from Boston, one of the first of the thugs given the treatment for ignoring the program's offer in Operation Ceasefire. He felt the heavy weight of a Federal indictment and conviction for POSSESSING one bullit, as his two prior convictions made him the perfect example for the other gunslingers in Boston. He went away for 20 years on that charge and is still doing the time as of today. The thugs got the message and the shootings stopped (at least for a while). This new approach worked and it traveled to other areas with different cultures, different problems and worked there as well. Check it out and visit the website. These folks are making changes for the better and we can all be proud of the work these Americans are doing. Our streets and parks can be made safe for our citizens. No saints here, only hard, dedicated workers. God Bless Them.
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