There are an estimated million guns in America. This episode is a straightforward conversation between Stephen Dubner and Steve Levittkeeping in mind recent events like the Newtown, Ct. Levitt has focused much of his academic career on crime researchincluding all sorts of gun policies that do and do not prevent violence.
Fist Stick Knife Gun is an amazing book and it is an interesting read. Fist Stick Knife Gun is a graphic novel but still portrays a powerful message. Fist Stick Knife Gun follows Geoffrey Canada through his life in the Bronx and it shows the well developed system of unwritten laws in place.
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Through shattering storytelling, Geoffrey Canada recreates his childhood world, one in which the "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block from their elders and were ranked - and to some degree protected - through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. He gives a cogent, chilling analysis of how, through an unforeseen chain of consequences set in motion in the s by New York Governor Rockefeller's drug laws, everything changed on the streets. And there is a portrait of present reality - of drive-by shootings, of ever-younger, automatic weapon-toting drug runners, of gun manufacturers' cold-blooded marketing of guns to children - which follows logically from our nation's public stance on children and violence, and yet still, to this gifted writer and passionate child advocate, makes no sense at all.
It was a bad summer, the summer of in New York City. Late August saw a sixteen-year-old mother accidently shot by a thirteen-year-old boy. He was trying to shoot a sixteen-year-old boy.
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Geoffrey Canada knows first-hand what it is like to grow up impoverished and scared in a world dominated by violence. However, rather than seeking to escape from his past, Canada has returned to the streets of his childhood. He has become passionately committed to helping the youth of today grow up in a happier and safer world.