Gun violence in Baltimore being called a ‘public health crisis’


US LIVE OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL
WITH MORE ON THE CITY’S EFFORTS. TR
TRE: THEY TALKED ABOUT IT AS A
PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WITH
DISTURBING NUMBERS TO BACK IT
UP. AUDIO OF A HEART-WRENCHING GUN
BATTLE SETS THE TONE FOR A
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEALTH COMMITTEE
MEETING.>>WHAT TYPE OF FUNDING ARE WE
GIVING PROJECTS FOR YOUNG
PEOPLE? TRE: WHERE CONCERN ON BALTIMORE
CI’S GROWING GUN VIOLENCE

>>HEALING IS OFTEN DESCRIBED
A LIFELONG JOURNEY. TRE: FILLED COUNCIL CHAMBERS.>>WE’RE SLAUGHTERING OUR
CHILDREN RIGHT NOW. THESE CHILDREN ARE CARRYING
AROUND TRAUMA SIMILAR TO SOME OF
THESE YOUNG PEOPLE IN WARTORN
COUNTRIES LIKE AFGHANISTAN. TRE: CITY LEADERS GATHERED THE
PUBLIC, ALONG WITH EXPERTS, TO
TALK ABOUT ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO
REDUCE HOMICIDES WHILE LOOKING
TO CONSIDER GUN VIOLENCE IN
BALTIMORE CITY, A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS.>>WE MOURN THE LOSS OF 283
PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LOST TO
VIOLENCE IN BALTIMORE CITY. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE FACTS ARE
NOT SURPRISING FOR ANYONE IN
BALTIMORE AS THE DISEASE OF GUN
VIOLENCE HAS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR A
VERY LONG TIME. TRE: BACKED BY STARTLING
STATISTICS ACCORDING TO THE
CITY’S HEALTH DEPARTMENT,
FIREARM HOMICIDE IS THE LEADING
CAUSE OF DEATH FOR PEOPLE AGES
25 AND UNDER IN BALTIMORE CITY. AND IN 2017, 30% OF GUN VICTIMS
AGES.>>HOMICIDE CAUSES A
RIPPLE-EFFECT OF HURT, GRIEF,
AND EVEN ANGER WELL AFTER THE
INCIDENT OR EVENT HAS OCCURRED
TRE: IT’S A STRONG CRY OUT FROM
CITY LEADERS AND RESIDENTS ALIKE.>>I’M NOT SAYING THAT EVERYBODY
THAT DECIDED TO TAKE A LIFE OR
TRY TO TAKE A LIFE NEEDS A JOB
BUT FOR THE ONES WHO WOULD
RATHER HAVE A JOB THAN TO STAND
ON THE CORNER WITH A GUN, HAVE TO HAVE A RESPONSE FOR
THEM
TRE: MANY, HOPING TO CURB THE
VIOLENCE TO STOP WHAT’S
DESCRIBED AS AN EPIDEMIC, IN
BALTIMORE CITY.>>I’M NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU,
SOME OF THE STUFF I’VE SEEN, I
HAVE TO GET SOME HELP FOR AND
THAT’S JUST BEING REAL. BUT, I STAY STRONG BECAUSE
THERE’S A COMMUNITY I KNOW I
HELP HOLD TOGETHER. TRE: COUNCIL MEMBERS SAY IF GUN
VIOLENCE IN THE CITY IS
ADDRESSED AS A PUBLIC HEALTH
CRISIS, IT COULD LEAD THE WAY
FOR FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS TO
ADDRESS THE ISSU LIVE AT CITY HALL, I’M TRE WA

2 Comments

  1. The citizens made no agenda for the President. You made no request of what you wanted from him as your leader. "You have not because you ask not"
    The local and state officials can only do so much and are allotted so much to make changes the citizens want.
    Right now it's a desperate need for safer streets because the local Administration is not doing it…!!!Just ask!!!

  2. This is going to go on and on and on and on and on for decades to come because the reality is that nobody cares. The politicians don’t care, the police department doesn’t care, and most of all the people don’t care. But the fact of the matter is that you cannot sit there and let law abiding gun owners suffer and this is what we in the suburbs are angry at. Everyone knows that Baltimore city drives the gun laws throughout the state and I just think it’s unfair that the whole state has to suffer for the actions of Baltimore city. It’s total bullshit. Make the gun laws stronger in Baltimore city, not the whole state. Stop making law abiding gun owners suffer for the actions of criminals. It’s always the law abiding gun owners who suffer in the end because criminals don’t follow gun laws.

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