Ms. Mayor, pay attention to the crime that is plaguing our city

The major news stories over the weekend were all about the 18 people shot and six killed in black-on-black crime in Baltimore, yet there were no words from the mayor or any other city officials. ("Eight killed in bloody weekend," June 24.)

When I hear that "crime in Baltimore is down," I wonder if those in city government are just used to lying to everyone or whether they simply don't care. I also wonder whether the public has gotten so used to the violence that they don't care either.

Perhaps now the mayor will pay a bit more attention to the crime in the city and less to giving huge tax breaks to the rich developers who only get richer.

Arthur Shefrin, Pikesville

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