Misplaced And Displaced: Rebuilding Community Through Restorative Justice

“It’s your job to do whatever you can do to keep your community safe for your kids. If that means you have to go out and say hello to people you wouldn’t normally say hello to, then you gotta go out and say hello.”

By Jonathan LevinsonMay 27, 2019 11:24 am

From Guns & America:

Standing in his office adjacent to the Portland Police Bureau’s North Precinct, Roy Moore is explaining how gentrification has escalated some instances of gang violence in the neighborhood.

“We kinda had territories and codes, so I’m not going to go over there unless it’s time to do something,” Moore says. “Now, it might happen anywhere. Twelve in the morning, nine in the morning going to get my blunt paper, I need my pistol with me now because I don’t know who I’m going to run into.”

Moore used to be in a gang. But today, he’s focused on his music and street level outreach with Antoinette Edwards, director of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention.

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