Last month, America mourned the murder of a promising young black man in Chicago. This reminded Jeremiah of a similar incident in Newark, and community policing efforts there. This week, the Economist features a brilliant survey of community policing – required reading for leaders in these troubled cities.
Lest we think only honor students are in danger, the Chicago police are asking for help with crimes against the following young people: Martell Barrett, DeQuarrius Cannon, Gamaliel Toscano, Percy Lavelle Day, Derrion Albert, Corey McClaurin, Luis Hernandez, Derrick Harris, Ebraham Tabani, Shawn Wilson, Ramone Morris, Damier Love, Juan Cazares, Gregory Robinson, Raheem Washington, John Edwards, Kendrick Pitts, Racheal Beauchamp, Johnel Ford, Mya Lyons, Brian Murdock, Quentin Buckner, Esteban Martinez, Jose Guiza, and Dushawn Johnson.
We need your help! Get involved! Go to your Beat Meeting and form a Block Club!
It doesn’t get any clearer than that. If you live in Chicago, click here to join CAPS.
See also: Mark Kleiman’s book