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Sheila Dixon

Mayor's race on the issues: Public safety

Mayor's race on the issues: Public safety

With Baltimore's homicide rate at an all-time high in 2015, fighting crime has rightly taken a central place in the race to replace Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Three of the major candidates — former mayor Sheila Dixon, Councilman Nick Mosby and attorney Elizabeth Embry — have already released position papers on fighting crime that focus not just on reducing violence but also on restoring trust between the police and the community. There is substantial overlap between the three but also some key differences voters should consider.

Ms. Dixon was the first candidate to release her crime plan, which includes four main components: reducing gun violence through targeted...