Violence encompasses a broad range of issues, many of them complex and interconnected. Here are some topics that currently dominate the headlines – and some guidance on covering them from a solutions perspective.
“The solutions component is providing a way to involve the now-more-interested public in a richer conversation about something more than enforcement. We have scheduled a public forum at a local college, which is paying for it, where I will do a one-on-one videotaped conversation with the police chief about their enforcement methods. The sense among our local elected officials, from the mayor to city council people, is that Part 1 has opened doors that need to be opened for a larger conversation that goes beyond the need for more cops on the streets.”