James C. Rosapepe

Alumnus, major donor Michael Bloomberg wants private, armed police force patrolling Johns Hopkins University

Alumnus, major donor Michael Bloomberg wants private, armed police force patrolling Johns Hopkins University

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire ex-mayor of New York and benefactor of the Johns Hopkins University, said Tuesday it’s “ridiculous” the institution doesn’t have an armed police force.

“When you have a city that has the murder rate that Baltimore has, I think it’s ridiculous to think that they shouldn’t be armed,” Bloomberg said of the Hopkins security force.

Bloomberg, a potential Democratic candidate for president in 2020, spoke to reporters after closed-door meetings at the State House in Annapolis with Democratic lawmakers and state Attorney General Brian Frosh.

Johns Hopkins is seeking approval from the General Assembly for a private police force to patrol the...

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