Violent crime is down but at what cost?
In yesterday’s article (yes, I know I’m a day behind, but I had to flee my apartment because of the intensity of the construction noise) I looked at the reported 12% drop in violent crime and what that really means for African Americans. I focused on New York and Detroit.
For the future I am really looking to branch out beyond these two cities. I have lived in the metro areas of New York and Detroit and have good contacts in both. With such fast turn around times I have not been able to get interviews in time from people from other areas. For this last story I actually contacted three historically black colleges/universities in Atlanta and Washington D.C Monday afternoon before the close of business, but no one was able to get back to me before my deadline Tuesday.
So if you or someone you know is generally interested in commenting for the press and has an area of expertise please let me know. I have gotten some great interviews so far, but it is important to me that my stories are well rounded and show diversity.
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