Featured on KALW, March 6, 2013

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.

Guests:

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