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United Nations General Assembly comes to Brownsville as Belgian mayor explores alternatives to traditional policing

belgian mayor in Brownsville

Sep. 25, 2023 By Jada Camille & Paul Frangipane Alternatives to traditional policing and law enforcement in Brownsville drew international attention last week when Alexander Vandersmissen, mayor of the Belgian city of Mechelen, visited Assembly Member Latrice Walker and violence interrupters from the Brownsville Safety Alliance to discuss their unorthodox, community-based crime prevention tactics. Vandersmissen, who…
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