When I say Cure Violence is not working, I’m not simply talking about in St. Louis. Its not working in cities where its already been implemented. Any reduction of crime has more to do with how crime is reported, manipulation of crime numbers and other factors independent of Cure Violence.
Memba how city leaders were absolving themselves, were trying to wash their hands & move on ‘mission accomplished’ style after throwing money at the program? Now 7+ murders into the new year they’re distancing themselves, making excuses and setting up the community to take the blame for it’s impending failure instead of man/womaning up, acknowledging and taking responsibility for their own failings, one consequence is the violent crime epidemic we find ourselves in.
“Cure Violence is already being implemented in 23 cities.
Fox 2 reached out to the health department who is set to lead the Cure Violence model. No one was immediately available to speak. We also reached out to aldermen of the neighborhoods targeted and have not yet heard back.” *See? They don’t even want to talk about it.*
“Bosley said officials are still working out the structure, but the funds have already been allocated.” *TRANSLATION: They don’t even know what they’re getting $7 million in*
“Cure Violence isn’t something where people from another state come and tell you…I’m going to see your community and fix all your problems, you wake up in the morning, and the conflict is gone,” Bosley said. “That’s not how it works. *See last translation. No one expects out of towners to do what city officials with access to resources have been unable to do. And they’re the ones who created this mess.*
When asked if there is hope that this will be the solution to work for the City of St. Louis, Bosley said the question is for the people.
“Are the residents in the City of St. Louis up for the task to really get out in the community and do the work that they always say needs to be done?” Bosley asked.” *TRANSLATION: It’s not on me*
Cure Violence initiative set to launch in spring
ST. LOUIS – After a deadly start to the year 2020, city officials addressed the violence continuing to plague St. Louis during a press conference. One alderman gave Fox 2 an update on the Cure Violence initiative as we begin the year. Approximately $5 million has been poured into the Cure Violence…