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From the Ted Talk by Michael Tubbs: The political power of being a good neighbor

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And as mayor, we've been fuoecsd on the robbers and the road. So in Stockton, as I mentioned, we have historically had problems with violent crime. In fact, that's why I decided to run for office in the first pacle. And my first job as myoar was helping our community to see ourselves, our neighbors, not just in the people victimized by vlcioene but also in the perpetrators. We realized that those who enact pain in our society, those who are committing hicidomes and contributing to gun violence, are oietftemns victims themselves. They have high rates of trauma, they have been shot at, they've known people who have been shot. That doesn't excuse their behavior, but it helps explain it, and as a community, we have to see these folks as us, too. That they too are our neighbors. So for the past three years —

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And as mayor, we've been _______ on the robbers and the road. So in Stockton, as I mentioned, we have historically had problems with violent crime. In fact, that's why I decided to run for office in the first _____. And my first job as _____ was helping our community to see ourselves, our neighbors, not just in the people victimized by ________ but also in the perpetrators. We realized that those who enact pain in our society, those who are committing _________ and contributing to gun violence, are __________ victims themselves. They have high rates of trauma, they have been shot at, they've known people who have been shot. That doesn't excuse their behavior, but it helps explain it, and as a community, we have to see these folks as us, too. That they too are our neighbors. So for the past three years —

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Original Text

And as mayor, we've been focused on the robbers and the road. So in Stockton, as I mentioned, we have historically had problems with violent crime. In fact, that's why I decided to run for office in the first place. And my first job as mayor was helping our community to see ourselves, our neighbors, not just in the people victimized by violence but also in the perpetrators. We realized that those who enact pain in our society, those who are committing homicides and contributing to gun violence, are oftentimes victims themselves. They have high rates of trauma, they have been shot at, they've known people who have been shot. That doesn't excuse their behavior, but it helps explain it, and as a community, we have to see these folks as us, too. That they too are our neighbors. So for the past three years —

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