Reaction to the firing of Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Friday.
Jan 19, 2018 at 10:10 AM
The victim was shot multiple times, police said, and hospitalized in critical condition.
“You know George Orwell? This is the ‘Animal Farm,’” the customer said.
Poverty, hopelessness and unemployment affect crime, he said, more so than any police commissioner.
“You have to put people in a position to believe again,” he said, walking away.
Elsewhere, citizens said they were skeptical one man could staunch the street violence. Some 343 people were killed last year, a staggering pace cited by Mayor Catherine Pugh as a reason for firing former commissioner Kevin Davis.
“It’s a really simple priority, and that’s violence reduction,” De Sousa said. “Second priority is violence reduction, and third priority is violence reduction — at accelerated pace.”
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