Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America (Paperback)
One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781608194148, 321pp.
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
"Part jeremiad, part gripping crime thriller,"* "Don't Shoot "is David M. Kennedy's chronicle of his decades-long crusade to solve one of America's most pressing and shameful social problems. Kennedy, who engineered the "Boston Miracle" in the 1990s, cutting youth homicide by two-thirds at the height of the crack epidemic, reveals the history and the strategy behind his commonsense yet revolutionary approach to ending crime. He has refined an approach in which everyone-gang members, drug dealers, cops, and neighbors-comes together in a giant community meeting, an intervention and an affirmation of a shared desire for safety and peace. The proof is in the miraculous results. "Don't Shoot "offers a bold way forward in combating one of our country's most intractable social problems.