• Brooklyn Men Start Group To Escort People Home After Robberies

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    group of black men standing near train stationBrooklyn — Men in Brooklyn have started a group “We Make Us Better” that is escorting people home from the train station after a bunch of recent robberies in their Bed-Stuy neighborhood. The New York Daily News reports:

    After a spate of recent muggings and robberies, a group of 20 Bedford-Stuyvesant men started escorting people home as they got off the train and are walking through the neighborhood reaching out to young men.

    “We’re not the Guardian Angels, we’re not armed,” said Kareem Varlack, 35, a field technician for Verizon and a founding member of the group We Make Us Better.

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