Delvin Lane of 901 Bloc Squad and Aqeela Sherrills share insights on transforming the narrative of public safety. Sherrills, with over 30 years of experience, sheds light on the systemic challenges, revealing how law enforcement and the budget system were invested in perpetuating violence in black and brown communities. Sherrill's holistic approach, addressing unemployment and lack of services, has shown success in Newark, New Jersey, reducing violence to 60-year lows with a 15% drop in homicides and a third fewer shootings.
The article explores the challenges and successes, emphasizing the need for sustained investment and community support to replicate positive change.
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