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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Wed December 19, 2012
Why Do We React Differently to Suburban Violence?
There have been 49 homicides in Boston in 2012, according to the Boston Police Department. Thirty of them were caused by guns.
Does society respond to these types of violence differently? Does the media? Do policy makers?
Boston Public Radio looked at how chronic street crime compare to acute crimes, such as the mass shooting that happened last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut, with three pastors who deal with these issues regularly.
- Brandon Crowley: Reverend at the Myrtle Baptist Church
- Paul Robeson Ford: Reverend at the Union Baptist Church of Cambridge
- Franklin Hobbs: Minister, founder and executive director of Healing our Land