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Violent Crime and Community Policing In Baltimore

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The numbers capture only part of the pain of the crime surge in Baltimore, but they are sobering. There have been twice as many shootings as this time last year, and homicides are up by 50%. As the Baltimore Sun reports 171 people murdered in the city this year, 27 of them this month. Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis is asking the rank and file for suggestions about how to reorganize the department.

Sheilah Kast discusses how the city can approach changes to its policing with Delegate Jill P. Carter, who represents north and west Baltimore, District 41. She has served on the Judiciary Committee since she was elected to the House in 2002, and she’s been outspoken on criminal justice issues.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.