BALTIMORE, MD -- APRIL 01: Violence Interupter Lamont Medley greets neighborhood residents, "Cousin T", in the wheelchair, and "Easy". Cousin T stopped to tell Lamont that he appreciated his presence and pay repect. "You're a Boss out here. And you're doing it on a legal tip", he said.
Safe Streets staff deploy in the Sandtown community, passing out t-shirts, greeting residents and making sure people know who they are and what they are doing. Safe Streets is a program started in Baltimore to cut gun violence in the most dangerous communities in the city by deploying Violence Interruptors to deescalate conflicts before they turn deadly. The newest post has just opened in the long beleaguered Sandtown community which was ground zero for the city's unrest following the death of Freddie Gray…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post)