Stories about kids, guns and how to stop the violence. Precious Lives, created by 371 Productions, is a 2-year, 100-part weekly radio series about gun violence and young people in the Milwaukee area. The series applies a public health lens to each story to help listeners understand the full scope of the problem: who are the victims and the shooters; how are the weapons obtained; and what can we change about the environment that contributes to violence in Milwaukee?
#035 Precious Lives: Prosecutor Works with Landlords to Stabilize Neighborhoods
Plot incidents of crime on a map - homicides, shootings, robberies and you begin to see hotspots. Police districts commonly use this approach to figure out where to concentrate police.
But Milwaukee’s Police District 3 is taking a more granular approach. One that attempts to curb gun violence by focusing on property maintenance, like mowing the lawn.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 21-day initiative leads to better police-community relations in Milwaukee