Unacceptably high numbers of homicides and shootings, as well increasing rates of robberies and burglaries, have Baltimore collectively searching for explanations and answers. We are saddened by each life lost to violence and increasingly frustrated when crime strikes close to home.
Through strategic focus and collaboration, we are getting back to making progress. Improving public safety is our responsibility, and we want to be held accountable for our goals. We have no choice but to do better.
Mayor Catherine Pugh has released a comprehensive plan to reduce violence. I would like to expand on a few of the points she raised .