1. What we see in many places is that while you can bring crime down by occupying the neighborhood and stopping everybody, what you do in the process is lose that neighborhood. … You fuel the idea that the police are an occupying, inimical force in the neighborhood. You play into these real and toxic racial memories about what came before civil rights. And you can make it work in many places, but you can’t stop. You can’t ever say, ‘We’ve won. Things are good. Things are stable,’ because you have driven them into hiding.

    — David M. Kennedy, on programs that target specific geographic areas through car and pedestrian stops in order to stop crime. 

  2. david m. kennedy

    race

    cities

  1. Tomorrow, a conversation with criminologist David M. Kennedy. His approach for reducing gang violence has dramatically reduced homicide rates nationwide. He’ll talk about the strategy, which is designed to confront gangs through community involvement and interventions. 

    Tomorrow, a conversation with criminologist David M. Kennedy. His approach for reducing gang violence has dramatically reduced homicide rates nationwide. He’ll talk about the strategy, which is designed to confront gangs through community involvement and interventions. 

  2. david m. kennedy

    violence

    gang

    cities