Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Anthony Batts new strategy to the violence that is mundane in Baltimore is calling the people who are doing the shooting "idiots" and "putting your foot". Who is running the Baltimore City, -some 8th graders? Name calling and putting your foot down is not going to resolve the issue. If they were we would have long resolved these issues. Our kids are still dying, and every three days Mayor Rawlings-Blake and the Police Commissioner Batts are changing their strategy on crime according the number of people who are killed and/or shot. Baltimore until we invest resources in healing communities that are laden with generational issues of drug use, slums, incarcerations, foster care, etc., the violent crime we see today will continue. You can march 300, 000 men from one end of North Avenue to the next it don't mean jack shit when they are NOT equipped to provide and make accessible the clinical services and other services that are needed to heal these communities. We are scraping children off the streets...... Kinji Scott. M. A.
August 26, 2013