Local communities can eliminate occurrences such as drug trafficking, gang extortion, abuse of local school council power, corruption of local civil authorities, prostitution, child and spousal abuse if they break the code of silence within the neighborhood. These occurrences take place, with the knowledge of the residents because of the non-involvement attitude members of the community have taken. Firstly, members of the community must work together as an extended family. Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities. Thirdly, citizens within a community can remove abusive school council leaders and local civil authorities by exercising their right to vote.
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Community centers could bring back educational competitions and athletic tournaments, which would give the youth something to look forward to. Additionally, the community needs to confront morality and discipline issues in the home, school, and all public institutions. Households, schools, and community centers uniting to construct a strong community will help eliminate criminal occurrences. “Faced with a growing crime rate, city and state officials called on four community-based nonprofits—Nation of Islam, Ella J. Baker House, Bruce Wall Ministries, and Boston Ten Point Coalition—to help develop Solutions” Earley, Mark L and et al.
Secondly, law abiding citizens can eradicate crime in the community by reporting criminal activity to the local authorities. Local authorities has to make sure the community can trust them by not having a code of silence when it comes to the criminal activity witnessed themselves by a co-worker. “One of the most significant norms in police culture is the ‘code of silence’, which means that a police officer is expected not to uncover any misconduct he or she has noticed in the organization” (Kaariainen, Juha and et al). Reporters of criminal activity should not be fearful of retaliation from angered offenders of the community, but rewarded for their braveness by the community.