Today with Dr. Kaye: 100 years since Tulsa massacre; Baltimore gun violence and accountability
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The day after Memorial Day and the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, Dr. Kaye poses the questions, “What does it mean to be an American? What does it mean to fight for freedom?”
Dr. Kaye also addresses the extremely violent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore that left at least 10 people dead and multiple others injured.
One of the shootings left a 17-year-old girl in critical condtion after being shot in the head in southwest Baltimore.
Another shooting, police described as “a running gunbattle,” left three dead in northwest Baltimore.
Mayor Brandon Scott released a statement saying,
“The gun violence witnessed this weekend shows us that there are cowards among us who are willing to take a life, no matter how small or insignificant the beef. We must hold them accountable and rid our streets of the weapons they use to take our daughters and sons away from us. I will be meeting with Commissioner Harrison to discuss what changes need to happen for the Baltimore Police Department to have a greater immediate impact on this violence. I will also be determining what other agencies can bring to the table to bolster these efforts."
Dr. Kaye and callers weigh in on accountability, community resources, public safety and efforts needed to move Baltimore in a better direction.
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