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Rick Kriseman kicks off ‘Not My Son’ grassroots, anti-violence initiative

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Noting that southern St. Petersburg has suffered long-term poverty and disenfranchisement, Mayor Rick Kriseman earlier this year pledged he would bring full opportunity to the area’s residents. He will take the first step to reach that goal with the Thursday launch of a grassroots campaign to take back neighborhoods against violence. The “Not My Son” campaign is directed at African-American youths and young adults, aged 12 to 24, and their families. The idea is to make both aware of ways…

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