NYPD Seeks Clergy’s Help With Brooklyn Gang Violence

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The NYPD is hoping some divine intervention can help reduce the violent crime plaguing Brooklyn’s minority communities.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports

“This challenge cannot be addressed by the police department alone. It demands community involvement,” said police commissioner Ray Kelly.

Kelly says, with the clergy’s help, police will work on building trust in the community, getting guns off the streets, and counseling at-risk youth.

Bishop Gerald Seabrook says they’ve buried way too many children.

“…and we say enough is enough,” said Seabrook.

More from Marla Diamond

One Comment

  1. dtg says:

    What a cynical mindset to say that 12 or 13 year old children are lost causes. It may be more difficult but not impossible. And using Religion as an intervention is last millenium’s solution. You gotta think a bit harder to solve this dilemma.

  2. Steve says:

    You have to teach these kids by the time they are 6 or 7 years old. By the time they turn 12 or 13 they are lost causes.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Watch & Listen LIVE