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The Power Of We-Our-Us

Ulysses Munoz/Baltimore Sun

Cities around the country are struggling to combat crime. They’re appraising tougher arrest guidelines, longer prison sentences, even drone surveillance.

In Baltimore--a different approach from a grassroots group that insists crime can decrease when opportunities and positive role models increase. The We-Our-Us movement provides resources and promotes peace while engaging African American men in their neighborhoods. We meet organizers Pastor Corey Barnes and Andrew Knox

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