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Wrap-up of news stories taken from the day's local headlines.

Today with Dr. Kaye: Gov. Hogan comments on Baltimore crime, stirs strong reactions

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Governor Larry Hogan recently commented on the increase in violence in Baltimore City.

The governor said, “The increase of violent crime in Baltimore City is unacceptable. Rather than defunding our police, we need to invest more in law enforcement, pass better laws to hold violent criminals accountable, and we need prosecutors who will actually prosecute those laws”.

Baltimore Mayor Scott responded to the governor’s comment: “Rather than relying solely on status quo ‘solutions’ and #MAGA talking points, how about actually meeting with me to discuss violent crime, gun trafficking, or restarting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council — as I've asked before? Gov. Larry Hogan, I'm ready when you are.”

Dr. Kaye and callers weigh in:

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Today With Dr. Kaye: 5-5-21- Hour 2

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland and the award-winning author of Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis; a featured Public Commentator for WYPR and Op-Ed columnist for the Baltimore Sun; a K-12 master teacher in African American History; an award-winning curriculum writer and lesson plan developer; an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher; and, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.