Operation Ceasefire

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Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:00 PM

Stern Hall, Temple Sinai, 2823 Webster Street, Oakland

Operation Ceasefire is an evidence-based strategy designed to significantly reduce gang and group related homicides and non-fatal shootings and depends on community and interagency cooperation. It was designed Boston criminologist David Kennedy and has been credited with reducing juvenile homicide significantly in that city.  Last October, Oakland joined a number of other California cities in implementing Operation Ceasefire.

 “Violence is driven by peer pressure and group dynamics,” often involving young men’s responses to perceived disrespect, Kennedy said. Offenses are committed by a small number of people, even in the most troubled neighborhoods.   

The MGO Democratic Club is honored to announce a panel presentation featuring representatives from these agencies and organizations charged with implementing Operation Ceasefire:

  • Deputy Chief Eric Breshears, Oakland Police Department,  and
  • John Creighton, Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County;
  • Rev. Dr. George C. L. Cummings, Imani Community Church, Oakland..

This is the third in a monthly series on Perspectives on Crime in Oakland presented by the MetropolitanGreater Oakland Democratic Club. Future programs include:

Can New York City’s Crime-Fighting Techniques Work in Oakland?

  • Oakland Police Department and the federal Compliance  Director: How Will the Compliance Director Affect OPD?
  • Measure Y: Should It Be Renewed?

Attendance at an MGO Democratic club meeting is free and members of the public are welcome.

The Metropolitan -Greater Oakland Democratic Club is a grassroots Democratic organization that has been involved in Oakland and Alameda County policy and political issues for over 50 years.


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