Philadelphia Ceasefire Winnebago – “Stop. Shooting. People”

The Mobile Crime-Fighting Office. Image via Philadelphia Ceasfire

The Mobile Crime-Fighting Office. Image via Philadelphia Ceasfire

By Kenneth Lipp

Philadelphia Ceasefire, a violence intervention model that approaches the issue of gun violence as a public health issue (an effort started in Chicago as Ceasefire Chicago which has replicated into a network of sites now called Cure Violence), has obtained a 33ft Winnebago, “to serve as a mobile office as it rolls through the streets of North Philadelphia. The new Winnebago – wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting.People.” – will travel through the neighborhoods of the 22nd and 39th Philadelphia Police Districts to engage residents in efforts designed to reduce shootings and homicides in those vulnerable areas.” 

Full press release: City Council President Darrell L. Clarke Hosts Ribbon Cutting for Philadelphia Ceasefire’s Mobile Office

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About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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