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

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

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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.

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