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Northeastern researchers propose policy to help mayors respond to a mass shooting

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Sarah C. Peck, director of #UnitedOnGuns, an initiative of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law, and James Alan Fox, Lipman Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, collaborated to propose a policy that would help mayors respond to a mass shooting.

When a mass public shooting takes place, it falls on our nation’s mayors to respond on behalf of their communities. But most city leaders do not have the millions of dollars needed to respond effectively in the aftermath of such horrific crimes. Peck and Fox make three recommendations for President Joe Biden to respond.

Read the full op-ed on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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