Community Policing: Redrawing the Thin Blue Line
We'll talk about youth violence and what it would take to put an end to it. Within the span of one week in February, Boston saw an acute spike in violence that culminated in three deadly shootings. This happened against the backdrop of the Mattapan massacre trial, a bleak reminder of the kind of urban violence that has claimed so many young lives.
In an effort to change this culture of violence, Boston Ten Point Coalition founder Rev. Jeffrey Brown brought faith leaders, law enforcement officials, and policy makers together for a summit in Washington, D.C. The idea behind the conference was to discuss how clergy and police can work together to curb crime. This hour we’ll talk to Rev. Brown about the solutions that came out of this summit.
Reverend Jeffrey Brown, executive director of RECAP, and the Boston Ten Point Coalition
Christine Cole, executive director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School
Randall Halstead, deputy superintendent of the Boston Police Department.