6:00 p.m.: Doors open
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Program
Nearly 50 people are murdered every day in the United States. Thomas Abt argues that a handful of targeted, cost-effective strategies can halve that number. In his new book, Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence — and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets, the Harvard Kennedy School senior research scholar and former Obama administration official says that the focus on drugs, gangs, and guns has been misplaced. He proposes instead an alternative vision for urban policing.
Thomas Abt, Senior Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice; author of Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence — and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets
James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel, City of New York; former Chairman of the Board, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Risco Mention-Lewis, Deputy Police Commissioner, Suffolk County, New York
Carlos Jennings, Violence Interrupter, MrPEPR (Positive Energy Positive Results)
Taryn A. Merkl, Senior Counsel, Law Enforcement Leaders & Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York
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