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How to use interrupter in a sentence
In September, Eric Adams, the Democratic Mayoral nominee, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Congress to invest $5 billion in community funding to combat gun violence in New York City, which includes the work of violence interrupters.The Complex Dynamic Between 'Violence Interrupters' and Police | Josiah Bates | October 15, 2021 | Time
One widely publicized approach, violence interrupters, uses locally trusted community liaisons — typically people who previously were part of gangs or took part in criminal activities — to break up conflicts before they escalate into violence.
If an interrupter approach fails, at least no one was directly hurt in the process, though there is a potential opportunity cost if the program crowds out more successful approaches.
The 2020 John Jay report was a bit more positive on interrupters but ultimately concluded the findings were “mixed.”
She noted that her budget allocates increased funding for alternative justice programs such as violence interrupters.Three shootings bring District’s homicide count to 101 for year | Peter Hermann | July 12, 2021 | Washington Post
A very thin vacuum shutter forms a better interrupter of sound waves than a brick wall two or three feet in thickness.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The interrupter must be Harry Wilbur; nobody else approached door-knockers in so athletic a spirit.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
The dual feature consists of the addition to the magneto of a battery interrupter.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
This relative timing can be easily adjusted by removing the interrupter and shifting the cam in the direction desired.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
This is accomplished by means of an "interrupter" that either vibrates rapidly or "snaps" once at the formation of each spark.The Gasoline Motor | Harold Whiting Slauson
British Dictionary definitions for interrupter
a person or thing that interrupts
an electromechanical device for opening and closing an electric circuit
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