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Baltimore leaders can’t talk away homicides | READER COMMENTARY

A forensics technician documents evidence at the Laurens Avenue entrance to Upton Station a shooting scene where a Baltimore police officer opened fire on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun).
A forensics technician documents evidence at the Laurens Avenue entrance to Upton Station a shooting scene where a Baltimore police officer opened fire on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun). (Amy Davis/Baltimore Sun)

How can it be that with 100 days left in the year, Baltimore’s murderers have already taken 250 lives in 2021 (”Three people shot, one fatally, in Tuesday incidents; recent homicide victims ID’d by Baltimore Police,” Sept. 21)?

Mayor Brandon Scott, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and numerous other high-profile leaders have released a torrent of rhetoric on controlling violent crime, but still blood is running in the streets of Baltimore unceasingly. A shrinking city needs more than inspirational talking points to stem the tide of its residents fleeing for safety away from the culture of violence that is overwhelming and drowning Baltimore.

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Dan Crumpler, Bradenton, Florida

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