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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


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