A New Gun Violence Narrative
A study by a Temple trauma surgeon looks at the damaging effects of daily crime reporting on victims of gun violence. A bigger question remains: Would changing the news decrease shootings?
The Gun Violence Plan Philly Finally Needs?
The new Civic Coalition to Save Lives plan to combat gun violence is a type of problem-solving collaboration we’ve not seen before. Can it work? And can it model a new way to enact solutions?
Ideas We Should Steal: Gun Violence Solutions
Yesterday’s shooting outside a Roxborough football game is another sign that Philadelphia is failing to staunch its rampant gun violence — despite evidence about what works. Here are some ideas.
The Little-Known Leader Pushing For Urgency on Gun Violence
While Mayor Kenney, DA Krasner and police commissioner Outlaw point fingers and demonstrate the Philly Shrug, State Sen. Art Haywood rejects the politics of helplessness
Reality Check: Philly Knows How to Fix our Gun Violence Problem
So why, WURD’s midday host wonders, won’t it do so? Here, some proven ways to combat the scourge of shootings in Philly
Ideas We Should Steal: Fight City Gun Violence with Better Street Design
One Portland neighborhood reduced gun violence 60 percent by changing traffic patterns and reviving a park. Philly could do that, right?
Ideas We Should Steal: Reduce Gun Violence with Cognitive Behavior Therapy
A program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds
Turning the Tide on Gun Violence… Everywhere But Philly
Some big city mayors are saying enough is enough and are—finally—doubling down on smart policing and prosecution. Here in Philly? Not so much