When a Two-Block Stretch of Brownsville Policed Itself

We Build The Block


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Maria Cramer, NYPD bureau chief at The New York Times, reports on a public safety experiment in which civilians in a two-block stretch of Brownsville, Brooklyn respond to 911 calls for five days. Dana Rachlin, executive director of We Build the Block, a Brooklyn-based public safety organization that helps run the Brownsville Safety Alliance, and Dushoun Almond aka Bigga, who runs the anti-gun violence initiative Brownsville In Violence Out, discuss their push to redefine public safety in the community.