Baltimore’s Democrat mayor says that local leadership is not to blame for the increasing homicide rate in the city, telling reporters Wednesday he is not the one “committing the murders.”
“That’s what people need to understand. I’m not committing the murders. The police commissioner is not committing it. The council is not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?” Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young said during a weekly press conference. “You know this has been five years of 300-plus murders, and I don’t see it as a lack of leadership.”
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At least 296 people have been murdered this year in the city, pushing the city on track to having more than 300 homicides for its fifth...