Earlier this month, Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross joined us to talk about what the city is doing to address violence in our communities. Today, we hear from people working on the ground, including family members who have lost loved ones and the new director of Boston's Street Outreach, Advocacy and Response (S.O.A.R.) program.
Aretha Maugé, whose son Devonté was stabbed on an MBTA bus in 2008. He was 16 years old.
Talia Rivera, director of Boston's Street Outreach, Advocacy and Response (S.O.A.R.) program.
Monalisa Smith, founder and president the non-profit organization Mothers for Justice and Equality.
David Kennedy, professor of criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
This segment aired on July 23, 2019.