Posted by on December 6, 2018 6:00 am
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The dramatic success of an initiative designed to forestall violence in US cities is gaining worldwide attention

Stacy Spell is trying to save lives. The 20-odd youngsters ranged in a semicircle in front of him are healthy enough. But most are on a path towards early death.

“If any one of you drops a body, your whole group will be targeted,” Spell booms, pacing the room like a public defender in a courtroom. “Even if you weren’t there, we will come after you.”

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