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How Baltimore’s Ex-Cons Are Stopping Violence Before It Happens

November 14, 2014

NationSwell

November 10, 2014

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Baltimore is one of the country’s most notorious gang-infested cities. As HBO’s “The Wire” depicted, the city has long grappled with the issue. In fact, Baltimore City is estimated to be home to 170 gangs with more than 1,000 members, according to a recent report.

Much like a virus, stopping the spread of violence can be difficult. But Cure Violence, a nonprofit that operates six inner city initiatives across the United States, is hoping by treating it like a disease, we can stop it in its tracks.

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