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Don't shoot : one man, a street fellowship, and the end of violence in inner-city America / David M. Kennedy.

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  • ISBN: 9781608192649 :
  • ISBN: 1608192644 :
  • Physical Description: 305 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Citation/References Note: PW 07/04/2011
Kirkus 08/15/2011
Summary, etc.: "Gang- and drug-related violence is the defining crime problem in our country, and has been for decades. The statistics are alarming and the toll incalculable, and despite countless initiatives from government, law enforcement and social service communities, little has proven effective. Still, remarkably, David Kennedy foresees what no one else could imagine: a happy ending. He has been on the front lines ever since putting together the law enforcement recipe now known as the Boston Miracle, which during the crack epidemic of the 90s cut gang and drug related violence in half. Since then, "Operation Ceasefire" has been refined and deployed- with astonishing success- in over 50 cities. With the endorsement of Attorney General Eric Holder and the National Drug Czar, Kennedy's ideas have become de facto national policy. Don't Shoot tells the story of Kennedy's long journey toward a solution. It began with listening to people on the ground, and what he heard was that there was a trust gap between law enforcement and the community. Closing that gap became the cornerstone of his approach, organizing powerful gatherings in which offenders came together with law enforcers and diverse community members and were asked to stop the violence. It's not that simple, but then again it is-the magic of the approach and of the book. Don't Shoot combines the street verite of The Wire, the social science of Gang Leader for a Day, and the moral urgency and personal journey of Fist Stick Knife Gun. But beyond that, Kennedy will show, unmistakably, that there can be real solutions"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Violence > United States > Prevention.
Drug abuse > United States > Prevention.

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