Amid Surging Homicides, Pugh Issues ‘Call to Action’ for Baltimore Residents

Facing a surging homicide rate in Baltimore, Mayor Catherine Pugh is calling on everyone in the city to do more.

Pugh on Wednesday announced plans to host a “Call to Action” Saturday to urge more Baltimoreans to get involved — doing such things as mentoring young people or employing ex-offenders — as the city struggles to combat an unprecedented spike in fatal shootings and other crime.