Safe Surrender

    Should Philadelphia enlist clergy to track down fugitives?
    We’ll talk about the City’s new program Peaceful Surrender to provide a safe alternative for people to turn themselves in without the fear of a violent confrontation. We’ll talk with EVERETT GILLISON, Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Public Safety who is organizing the program, PETE ELLIOT is a U.S. Marshall in Ohio who conceived of a similar program Fugitive Safe Surrender, Rev MARGARET POWELL of St James United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, and CHUCK STONE a former Philadelphia columnist who was so trusted in the community that 75 fugitives turned themselves in to him.
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