The Brooklyn District Lawyer’s partnership, God Squad, goals to curb gun violence

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May 25, 2021 at 6:02 p.m. EDT

Updated on:May 25, 2021 at 6:02 p.m. EDT

As violence increased in the Brooklyn boroughs, the Brooklyn District Attorney announced a partnership with clergymen that would enable stronger public relations to prevent gun violence.

It is planned that the 67th Clergy Council, also known as the God Squad, will enable other clergy councils to serve the community through various strategies.

“Street engagement with young people all evening on the ground. We will provide sacrificial services for anyone … who is shot whose family wants us to care for them,” said Pastor Gil Monrose, a member of the 67th Clergy Council.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez recalled a funeral he attended and overheard a disturbing conversation.

“Speaking to the family and planning how to obtain street justice for the murdered person. We know the clergy and other trusted members can prevent this cycle of retribution and retribution,” he said.

Clergy councils across the district will be on hand immediately to reduce gun violence as summer approaches and crime tends to increase.

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