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-- -- Can counter insurgency tactics used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Actually work here at home while now and green -- using the same tactics it used in Iraq on the streets of one of the most violent cities in America well our own and a -- found out how this method is now being used here in the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts good morning to you in the morning everybody at home -- we've been learning about.
These neighborhoods where crime it was so prevalent that people don't even want to call 911 they didn't bother doing it they were scared of retaliation but now things are changing.
And it's all thanks to a nontraditional way of cleaning up the street called counter criminal continue on policing.
-- -- -- Vehicle stop and get out the you can't find the fact is kind of back Springfield Massachusetts.
Recently ranked -- most dangerous city in the United States.
There was a lot of gang shootings there was a lot of deaths in the neighborhood out in the open they had no value for life at all -- could take care less who was hit who wasn't hit.
I mean drops were rampant in the neighborhood.
People were scared it was just incredible that I couldn't go out on the streets in.
About myself because I didn't know what could happen Massachusetts state trooper Mike cute sound that green beret just home from Iraq.
Came up with counter criminal continue on -- policing or C three.
Rather than just locking up criminals who often get out of jail and continue terrorizing communities counterinsurgency.
Tactics are applied to local -- it easy to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- We were desperate for -- -- deal.
C three leaders say the behavior -- -- is overwhelmingly similar to drug dealers and gang -- here home.
Gainer was a drug -- move -- -- field they would have -- communities because they know they can freely operate and the folks can report on him.
Similar to soldiers winning over villages in Iraq Springfield -- -- policing.
Helps earned the trust of business owner and -- anonymous text tip -- lines are established.
Cops want kids to school -- community meetings and paint over graffiti.
-- even if -- put a gang graffiti.
We're gonna make it painful for you to put it up.
Neighbors are now reporting crimes -- for boxing out criminals so what are some of the obstacles and cut across trying to organize all the different.
-- Ngo groups on governmental agencies hey look we're not asking for money.
We're not asking for resource -- -- -- -- whatever program you have up and running italics.
Let's bring that to bear and the noise that government agencies are now working together more efficiently and the community feel safer.
There's been huge change.
People are not talking to see people finally come around again kids are able to get outside.
And picture -- kick snow and everything is coming full circle.
Just a few weeks he'll be deployed to Afghanistan and apply when he learned on the streets of Springfield we want to win over the -- local population -- become your eyes and ears.
So that's the most important element.
-- the proof is in the numbers here that the program is really working according to the FBI statistics.
Violent crimes in Springfield have dropped from just under 2000 in 2009.
To slightly over 15100.
And 2011 you know I think it's -- it works it's unbelievable that has come to this then there's American city -- -- so winning people over like Fallujah and it is wild -- it -- the other thing -- They say that 911 calls are up which normally you would think that would be a bad sign in -- community but it's a good sign.
Because people are now you know they're they're not scared to report the crimes anymore that's excellent that's what other towns are looking -- it right -- -- thank you very much -- reports come.
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