Public Safety

Community Organizing in Nevada, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice, Saul Alinsky

Nevada Governor Signs Anti Sex Trafficking Bill into Law

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Las Vegas Review Journal

Any pimps out there? Keep your hands off young girls and boys or you might be sent to prison for a long time.  Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed Assembly Bill 67 to create the new crime of sex trafficking. Read more about Nevada Governor Signs Anti Sex Trafficking Bill into Law

Nevadans for the Common Good

Public Safety, Community Building

At Dorchester church, faith leaders, political candidates call for peace, unity in wake of marathon bombings

Monday, April 22, 2013
The Boston Globe

 

Area spiritual leaders from several religions and local political candidates gathered at Saint Mark Parish in Dorchester on Sunday evening to show support and unity after a sequence of brutal violence over the past week.

More than 500 people – a blend of Christians, Jews and Muslims – packed the basement of the century-old Catholic church to pray, reflect, sing and rally together. Read more about At Dorchester church, faith leaders, political candidates call for peace, unity in wake of marathon bombings

GBIO

Public Safety

Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

Friday, May 3, 2013
New York Daily News

New York City’s unprecedented crime reduction has been remarkable for its scale and persistence. But our city has the bad habit of either taking its successes for granted or losing sight of why and how progress was made. Both supporters and critics of recent police practices — stop-and-frisk in particular — have repeated these mistakes. Supporters incorrectly hold the tactic responsible for building a safer city; critics would have us sacrifice the effective response of the NYPD at the altar of reform. Read more about Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

EBC

Gun Control

Father's Murder Drives a Rabbi's Pursuit of Gun Control

Friday, April 19, 2013
The New York Times
NJT

Public Safety

Mayoral hopefuls' plans for public safety should scare New Yorkers witless

Monday, March 25, 2013
New York Daily News EQUAL

Criminal Justice

Governor signs Collateral Sanction Reform Bill

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Fox News Cleveland

Governor John Kasich met with Greater Cleveland Congregations members Monday to discuss collateral sanctions reforms.  Read more about Governor signs Collateral Sanction Reform Bill

GCC

Criminal Justice

Moving forward on criminal justice reform: Rev. Jawanza Colvin, Rabbi Joshua Caruso and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Earlier this year, nearly 1,000 people from the 40 diverse religious and community groups that constitute Greater Cleveland Congregations gathered at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood to speak with one voice: Our state needs criminal justice reform.  Read more about Moving forward on criminal justice reform: Rev. Jawanza Colvin, Rabbi Joshua Caruso and The Very Rev. Tracey Lind

GCC

Public Safety
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:00

BUILD organizes to keep Baltimore neighborhoods safe.

In response to the tragic murder of 12-year old Sean Johnson, BUILD acted quickly to call on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to allocate a permanent police foot patrol to keep the neighborhood safe. BUILD is working with Major Melvin Russell, Eastern District Police Commander, and the Mayor to improve public safety and provide opportunities for neighborhood youth. Read more about BUILD organizes to keep Baltimore neighborhoods safe.


Public Safety
Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 14:15

Greater Cleveland Congregations gets commitments to reform the Cuyahoga County criminal justice system.

On Feb. 20, nearly 1000 people from 40 congregations across Cuyahoga County assembled to elicit commitments from all five candidates for County Prosector, including:

  1. Eliminating the practice of encouraging juviniles to waive their right to counsel.
  2. Reforming the County's data system to track and abolish the practice of overcharging.
  3. Reducing racial disparities in prosecution.
  4. Increasing diversion and treatment programs for you.

Public Safety
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 09:30

South London Citizens launches City Safe initiative to reduce neighborhood violence.

South London Citizens' pioneering work on safety has been widely recognised and is increasingly emulated by statutory bodies (City Hall, Metropolitan Police, Liverpool MET, local authority safety partnerships). The first retail City Safe zone, Lewisham Shopping Centre, scooped recent business awards due to its success at tackling crime, increasing positive youth role‐models, raising investment and building stronger business partnerships. This led to the endorsement of City Safe by Westfield who plan to adopt the scheme in their next retail development. Read more about South London Citizens launches City Safe initiative to reduce neighborhood violence.


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