crime bill http://wamc.org en Task Force Dedicated To Violence Prevention Observes 20th Anniversary http://wamc.org/post/task-force-dedicated-violence-prevention-observes-20th-anniversary <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Massachusetts is going to have a so-called &ldquo; three strikes&rdquo; crime law.&nbsp; Governor Deval Patrick says he will sign a controversial crime bill aimed at keeping repeat violent criminals off the streets. People working to prevent violence in one western Massachusetts city say the real solution to improved public safety is community partnerships.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 44460 at http://wamc.org Task Force Dedicated To Violence Prevention Observes 20th Anniversary