Baltimore Scrambles To Stop Violence After a Weekend of 20 Shootings


Baltimore police are scrambling to stop the violence after a weekend in which 20 people were shot – the city’s worst outbreak in years, reports the Baltimore Sun. Last night was marked with yet another shooting. As City Council members decried the bloodshed, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts visited the site of a quintuple shooting that took the life of Donyae Jones, an 18-year-old woman. After the weekend, 110 people had been slain in Baltimore this year, and homicides were up 10 percent compared with the same time last year. In Washington, D.C., by comparison, there have been 38 homicides in 2013. Batts said, “This is a spike. We will respond to the spike and be assertive about it.” Flanked by police commanders from across the city, Batts said he was working with federal and state partners to crack down, including an increased role for the city sheriff’s office

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