US reps discuss Baltimore's violent crime with city leaders
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's congressional delegation has met with Baltimore's leadership over ways to reduce violent crime in the city.
Baltimore is among just over a dozen U.S. localities targeted by a White House plan aimed at curbing gun violence.
Baltimore is on track so far this year to record more than 300 annual homicides for the seventh year in a row.
Maryland’s biggest city has made scant progress stemming high rates of bloodshed that began in a 2015 surge and hasn’t abated.
At City Hall, Sen. Ben Cardin said there are no simple answers.
He said the federal delegation will work in partnership with Baltimore’s leaders on the issue.
Today #TeamMaryland joined w/@MayorBMScott, Baltimore Police Commissioner Harrison @USBPChiefNLL, and Acting U.S. Attorney Lenzner to discuss ways we can work together to reduce gun violence in Baltimore City. @Call_Me_Dutch @RepSarbanes @RepKweisiMfume @ChrisVanHollen pic.twitter.com/SUIYrt1uul— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) July 12, 2021
Today, I hosted Baltimore’s federal delegation at City Hall to discuss the roles we all play in reducing violent crime. It will take all of us to build a safer Baltimore, and I look forward to strengthening these partnerships. pic.twitter.com/6XM8ULdt0G— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) July 12, 2021