But the lack of computers in police cars or the low risk of jail time for possession of an illegal gun don't explain what has changed in the last two years. One of the most perplexing statistics to come out of the police department is that while homicides are streaking toward an all-time high, non-fatal shootings are actually down over last year. Killings in Baltimore have become executions, brutal and close range. For the violent criminals, the situation is personal. For many of the city's leaders, it has sometimes felt like it's not. We have seen too much shrugging of the shoulders, too much of a sense that homicides are a problem of drug dealers killing each other and not something that profoundly affects the social fabric. In the past, our leaders have been a lot more outraged over a lot less. We need them to live and breathe this issue. We were glad to see Mayor Pugh announce her call to action yesterday. She needs to do it again today and tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until the crushing pace of homicides in this city abates.