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    • The Oxford Mass Shooting Shows the Limits of ‘Hardening’ Schools December 3, 2021
      School shootings are an exceedingly rare occurrence in any country outside the United States. And even as they represent a fraction — albeit a growing one — of overall gun violence in America, the shooting at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit shows just how devastating their toll on communities can be.  Since Columbine, the […]
    • It’s Time to Hold Our Leaders Accountable and Fix Crime Victims Compensation December 2, 2021
      There’s a phrase that gun violence survivors and advocates often use: “Hurt people hurt people.” This cyclical dynamic has played out time and again on the streets of Chicago, where we see historically disadvantaged communities ravaged by gun violence. As health care providers, survivors, activists, and organizations that experience the harsh realities of navigating the […]
    • Baltimore’s Crime Plan Is Missing a Key Component: Community Buy-In November 30, 2021
      On a recent Wednesday evening, Jeremy Biddle stood in front of three dozen chairs spaced far apart in West Baltimore’s Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center and tried to sell a plan that city leaders hoped would finally break Baltimore’s record level of violence.  Biddle, a consultant Baltimore hired to help shape Mayor Brandon Scott’s crime […]