The Interrupters

Topics: Crime, Bloods, Gang Pages: 4 (1731 words) Published: May 13, 2013
Gang violence is a major problem in many places in many places, and if the Interrupters keep up and expand their work, it could be lessened. According to the US legal website, "Gang violence means criminal and non political acts of violence committed by a group of people who regularly engage in criminal activity against innocent people." ( In the movie The Interrupters, by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz, there is a group of violence interrupters that are working on interrupting and stopping violence in Chicago. The gang violence has gotten out of control, and there are many innocent people and young children being killed because of this gang violence. A solution to this problem would be for the violence interrupters to keep doing what they are doing, but also try to expand their group and find more people to help them out interrupting violence. Although the problem of gang violence may never actually disappear completely, the interrupters are doing a good job of stopping it so far, and it can only get better from here.

In order to help solve the problem of gang violence, the interrupters just need to keep up what they are doing and get more people to help them. It is a very good idea that the interrupters have all once been involved in gang violence or something of the sort. Then, the people that they are trying to help can relate to them instead of thinking they are just some sort of authority figure trying to tell them what to do. it is a lot easier for the people in gangs to relate to someone who once was also in a gang. The interrupters can talk to the people about how they were once in gangs and how much their life has turned around since realizing that that was not a good lifestyle to live. In the movie, every person that the interrupters had worked with ended up realizing that what they were doing was not a good live to live, and by the end of the movie, all of them were trying to get their lives on a better track. For example, Flamo, who...
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