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Assessing Baltimore's Latest Ceasefire Weekend

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Tom is joined in the studio now by Erricka Bridgeford, the co-founder of Baltimore Ceasefire 365, and Letrice Gant, the group's co-organizer.

The group’s mission: the cessation of murder in Baltimore City for one weekend, four times a year.

The first Baltimore Ceasefire weekend was held in August, 2017. The latest Ceasefire was this past weekend, Nov 1st to 3rd.  At this writing, Baltimore police have reported  that three men were shot over the weekend, one fatally.

Since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody four and a half years ago, more than 1,530 people have lost their lives to violence in our city.  Ms. Bridgeford and Ms. Gant and Baltimore Ceasefire participants have acknowledged many of those victims, their families, and the people who made the decisions to kill them.

This conversation was livestreamed on WYPR's Facebook page. Watch the video here.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)