Indy needs disaster response to ‘hurricane of violence’

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On July 18, 2014 The Indianapolis Star referenced SAVI’s Poverty Report in this story on violence in Indianapolis.

Jay Height was still reeling from one of the latest acts of gruesome violence inflicted on Indianapolis this summer when I caught up with him this past week.

Days earlier, police called to a Northwestside apartment complex found a woman beaten to death. With a hammer. Her boyfriend, a member of Height’s congregation, is accused of the crime.

After 19 years leading Shepherd Community Center on the Eastside, Height speaks with well-earned authority about the deep problems facing this city, from crime to education to joblessness.

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