Skip to comments.Author Explains Method Behind Gun Violence Initiative(IL)
Posted on 08/29/2012 9:13:24 AM PDT by marktwain
PEORIA- The man behind Peoria's new anti-gun violence initiative says there's no excuse for gun violence.
David Kennedy is the author of the book, Don't Shoot. His book is the center piece for the city's new crime fighting strategy to stop gun-related crimes.
Kennedy gave city and local business leaders an overview of his strategy Tuesday afternoon. He says the community can't wait for law enforcement to take care of the issue.
Instead, community leaders must take an active role. He says he's seen 60 to 70 percent reductions in crime in every city he's worked, and the city needs to target specific people and groups.
(Excerpt) Read more at centralillinoisproud.com ...
( He says he’s seen 60 to 70 percent reductions in crime in every city he’s worked, and the city needs to target specific people and groups.)
Now there is a lying sack of crap.
Or I missed the NBC special that trumpeted all those cities!
If any community in America had a 70 percent reduction in crime the politicians would be breaking their friggin legs to use it.....
I note that in the article he refers to targeting the troublesome few. I guy who uses the same expression that caused attacks on Sarah Palin cannot be all bad!
Actually, it is not gun regulations which account for differences in crime rates, so much as differences in the people. There are good and bad people: what a concept!
The liberal anti-gun people think that mandating shorter magazines in semi-automatic pistols will make a difference. They think that micro-stamping casings will solve crimes!
Crime is a people problem, not a mechanical problem.
Not sure what the strategy is, but many years ago in Colorado the state instituted life imprisonment without parole as a possible penalty, and the City of Denver went against gang leaders with a vengeance, putting several in prison forever for gang-related murders. This was right after many of the gangs had migrated from L.A. when L.A. put so much heat on the gangs many of them left.
There was an instant and drastic reduction in gang violence in Denver, and it has not ever approached that magnitude since.
I did some research on this book. It is not about gun control.
"... In the book Don't Shoot, Kennedy describes a program, sometimes referred to as Ceasefire, which he introduced in Boston, Massachusetts to combat drug and gang related violence in poor, predominantly black neighborhoods. The program had three components. Recognized gang members would be brought in under probation or parole authority, and given an opportunity to listen to concerned members of their own community express their desire for the violence to stop. Social workers would offer services to help them detach from the cycle of violence, and the police would assure them that each gang that continued to engage in violence, starting with the most violent, would be effectively targeted and removed from the streets. They were asked to relay this threefold message to their fellow gang members. The program resulted in a dramatic reduction in violence, and cooperation between gang members and police, where they would report to the police on new, aggressive gangs, and ride with officers to help identify members.
There's a much ruder name we could call this particular honest liberal's discovery, but that kind of talk isn't suitable for decent people to use.