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Posted inCriminal Justice

A group of ‘violence interrupters’  worked the streets of New Orleans to prevent retaliatory shootings — until they were sidelined 2 years ago

For nearly a decade, Calvin Pep used what he’d learned on the streets to stop bloodshed through Cure Violence, a city-funded effort to prevent violence. From his teen years on, Pep had been “both a victim and a perpetrator,” as he describes himself. He’d been shot. He’d faced a murder charge.  His co-workers had similar […]