The Interrupters

1/14/2013 12:00 AM

From Frontline

The award-winning documentary The Interrupters, is the moving story of three dedicated “violence interrupters”—Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra—who, with bravado, humility and even humor, work to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once employed. Their work and their insights are informed by their own journeys, which, as each of them points out, defy easy characterization. The excerpt below highlights violence as a major public health issue.

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