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Boston mayor, police seek to curb summer spike in gun violence

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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Boston’s mayor rolled out a lengthy summer safety plan that focuses on addressing the “root causes” of violence, but much of the work will center around what police say they already do: target the same group of people who drive the crime each year. Mayor Michelle Wu described the six-pronged plan, which seeks to target resources and interventions in hot-spot areas prone to violence as “practical and compassionate, sustainable and specific, trauma-informed and healing-focused.” It aims to address root causes her office identifies, in part, as systemic racism, poverty and...

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