City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month.
BALTIMORE (WJZ) REPORTED THE FOLLOWING:
Christie Ileto reports some are concerned police are hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
No parent should ever have to bury a child, but it’s Vel Hick’s reality.
“He took my baby away from me. That’s my baby,” she said.
Her 33-year-old son Louis is now one of 96 homicides in Baltimore this year–an undercurrent of violence that’s up almost one-third from this time last year.
“People have said its because morale is down, or it’s because the officers were charged. We don’t know that,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
While city leaders are working to curb the rash of bloodshed.
A Baltimore police officer who chose to remain anonymous says the Freddie Gray case impacted policing.
“If you want them to be proactive in patrolling and trying to catch people, I could see them not being interested in doing that,” the officer said.
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