Crime is beginning to dominate the conversation among city officials in Baltimore and Democrats seeking to become governor. Baltimore’s murder count for 2022 continues to rise and, at a Thursday news conference, city councilmembers called for Mayor Brandon Scott (D) to act. As the Baltimore City Council prepares to hold budget hearings at the end of the month, Rev. Alvin Gwynn Sr. of Leadenhall Baptist Church joined council members Eric T. Costello (D), Sharon Green Middleton (D), Mark Conway (D), Antonio Glover (D), Isaac Yitzy Schleiffer (D) and Robert R. Stokes Sr. (D) in requesting that Scott ask Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) for assistance in driving down the city’s homicide rate.
Baltimore Officials, Gubernatorial Candidates Step Up Debate on Public Safety Issues
May 23, 2022