Our first guest is Jeffrey Butts, the director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College Of Criminal Justice. Butts discusses the causes of recent increases in gun violence.
Public safety is largely about social conditions and the extent to which people feel secure, not only in their own homes but in their communities in terms of housing and healthcare and education, food supply. If those things are all taken care of, you don't need policing as much as you would otherwise.
Interviewed by local ABC affiliate in New York City for story about lawmakers in announcing a deal on a bill to legalize, tax, and regulate recreational marijuana in New York State.
CUNY TV's Diverse City program, hosted by Zyphus Lebrun, visits Port Richmond and neighboring West New Brighton on Staten Island to hear about a program in which former felons work with law enforcement to address the growing levels of gun violence.
Participated in a discussion as part of the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC.
Jeffrey Butts interviewed for this story on Fox News, July 30, 2020.
Jeffrey Butts, Shadoe Tarver, and Jessica Mofield explain how many communities in New York City are working with Cure Violence groups to reduce shootings.
On June 10, 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the $10M expansion of Cure Violence programs in police precincts in New York City with the highest amounts of gun violence.
In a podcast interview with the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, I discussed gun violence prevention and the need to maintain a balanced evidence base.