Putting “Don’t Shoot” into Context

For those of you out there interested in a bit of context for our next Speaking Up book discussion, David Kennedy’s Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-city America, check out some of the links below.

Kennedy’s program, Operation Ceasefire, has been successful in many cities and states since its beginnings in Boston. Check out this link to read about how the United States Attorney’s Office has gotten involved.

The most current crime statistics available for Cincinnati are HERE. A more comprehensive overview of crime statistics in Cincinnati can be found HERE, with year-by-year comparisons for the city itself, and also comparisons to the United States in general. The numbers may surprise you!

And here is a neat graphic that compares Cincinnati crime rates with those of Chicago in 2006, the year that Kennedy introduced Ceasefire.



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