July 24, 2012
Written by Andrew Stelzer
Earlier this month, seven Oakland residents were killed in seven days. That led city council member Rebecca Kaplan to introduce a resolution establishing gun violence reduction as the city’s top public safety priority. It’s largely symbolic. For many Oaklanders, stemming violence has long been their number-one demand. Andrew Stelzer reports that rather than just look to officials for answers, a group of street-level community organizers has an idea that starts with just one day.