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    In Depth with Luis Rodriguez

    Luis Rodriguez talked about his life and career. Mr. Rodriguez is a former gang member turned author, poet, community activist, and political candidate. He responded to…

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    International Organized Crime and National Security

    Panelists talked about organized crime as a national security threat, including the effects of organized crime on the security of New York City, and what should be done about it. This…

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    Book Discussion on City of Scoundrels and People Wasn't Made to Burn

    Authors talked about their books about Chicago in 1919 and 1947 with Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor. They also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Youth PROMISE Act

    Panelists discussed the various components and benefits of the proposed Youth PROMISE Act. They focused of efforts to reduce crime in communities, law enforcement, poverty, and the…

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    Book Discussion on Power Concedes Nothing

    Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalls her upbringing and…

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    Book Discussion on Don't Shoot

    David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, recounts the development and execution of his plan to curb inner-city violence in Boston in the 1990s.…

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    Book Discussion on Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    Dr. Rich presents several portraits of young black men trying to get out of their violent inner cities lives and the challenges posed by socio-economic factors.  The author is…

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    Crime in America

    During the Democratic National Convention, mayors and other urban officials called on the 2008 presidential campaigns to focus on crime in America and the challenges of urban/metropolitan…

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    State of Black America 2008 Report

    The National Urban League released their annual “State of Black America” report. Former Mayor Marc Morial talked about statistics that show disparities between blacks and…

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    Book Discussion on Gang Leader for a Day

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years…

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    Q&A with Sudhir Venkatesh

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book, Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets, which was published the previous week by Penguin Press. In the book…

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    Book Discussion on Dry Manhattan

    Michael Lerner talked about his book Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City, published by Harvard University Press. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ushered in the era…

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    Crime in the Cities

    Members of Congress and several mayors discussed the topic, “Crime in the Cities: America’s Mayors Fight Back.” Topics included murders, crime statistics, police…

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    Youth Gun Violence

    A panel of officials spoke at a conference for U.S. mayors about youth violence, gun crimes, and weapon trafficking in urban areas. They talked about gun regulation and gun control…

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    Gangs and Juvenile Justice

    “Building Resiliency: Alternatives to Gangs,” a town hall-style meeting, included a panel dicussion on youth gangs. Panelists discussed youth gang prevention, intervention,…

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    Gang Violence and Crime

    Mr. McNulty talked about the spread of gangs in the U.S., law enforcement efforts to monitor and reduce gang-related crime, and the role of the federal government and a U.S.…

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    Combating Gang Violence

    Mr. Kennedy talked about his research and experience on combating gang violence in urban areas. He also discussed how states and localities use their resources how the $150…

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    Book Discussion on Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence

    Former California State Senator and human rights activist Tom Hayden met with a group to discuss his book Street Wars: Gangs and the Future of Violence, published by The New Press. In…

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    Combating Gang Violence

    Law enforcement officials testified about the problems of gang violence, the spread of gangs, prosecuting gang members for criminal activity, potential legislation criminalizing gang…

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    Recovery from Violence and Terrorism

    Mayor Mockus talked about his city’s experiences combating violence and its recovery from terrorism. He answered audience questions.

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