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The Advocate: BRAVE expansion to zero in on violent neighborhoods
BRAVE = Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination

Near the end of the news article: “Law enforcement, citizens and social service providers work together to identify gang members and offer them resources and alternatives to a life of crime.”In certain communities, the default option is a life of crime. A life of non-crime is an alternative life.
This is my favorite line from the article: “Implacable violence has gripped these communities and contributed to an upward trend in homicides…” People don’t commit violence; violence just appears in random places.

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