The San Francisco Bay Area is fighting gun violence and winning. Why did gun deaths drop in the Bay Area, and are there lessons for Baltimore?

Tougher gun laws, criminal justice reform, and well-funded violence reduction programs are being credited with a significant drop in shootings in the Bay Area. Could it work in Baltimore? And what impact is rising gentrification and inequality having on violence?

That’s the question we will examine in our 7th Real Talk Tho newsroom in the community series; are there other solutions to the city’s stubbornly high homicide rate that might work here?

We will be joined by people who have worked with similar initiatives like Safe Streets in Baltimore, and also hear from activists in San Francisco.

Eddie Conway

Executive Producer

Eddie Conway is an Executive Producer of The Real News Network. He is the host of the TRNN show Rattling the Bars. He is Chairman of the Board of Ida B's Restaurant, and the author of two books: Marshall Law: The Life & Times of a Baltimore Black Panther and The Greatest Threat: The Black Panther Party and COINTELPRO. A former member of the Black Panther Party, Eddie Conway is an internationally known political prisoner for over 43 years, a long time prisoners' rights organizer in Maryland, the co-founder of the Friend of a Friend mentoring program, and the President of Tubman House Inc. of Baltimore. He is a national and international speaker and has several degrees.