Non-Violent Lifestyles Preferred
Milwaukee, WI - Homicides decreased from 105 in 2007 to 71 in 2008. Of course, no homicides would be the perfect picture as opposed to the lowest in 23 years; I think it is definitely an improvement well worth mentioning. What were some of the contributing factors to these decreasing numbers? As a member of Campaign Against Violence (CAV) lets take it a step further and begin to critically look at the contributing factors so that we can maintain a definite decline in total homicides for 2009.
Looking at the significant among black male murder victims between the ages of 15 to 29, homicides were down by almost 65%. What role did the Milwaukee Police Department under New Police Chief Flynn play in these decreasing numbers? How many more arrest were made in 2008? Did black males of a certain age choose to live non-violent lifestyles instead? What did the effects of community organizations and residents make on these statistics? How can we begin to intentionally evolve around the things that work without taking away lives at the expense of jail or death? Me personally, I would prefer to be educated about what living a non-violent lifestyle means as opposed to jail or death. We cannot let incarceration be the answer but rather we offer people of all ages the tools to succeed in modern day society.
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CAV is hopeful that 2009 will be the lowest homicides in 24 years. Therefore we advocate for education about Non-violent lifestyles.
SIX PRINCIPLES OF NONVIOLENCE
Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
The Beloved Community is the framework for the future.
Attack forces of evil, not person doing evil.
Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve the goal.
Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence.
The universe is on the side of justice.
CHOOSE LIFE, LIVE NON-VIOLENT!
Taking it a step further to preserve life in 2009!
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