Baltimore Tries to Tackle Violence as City Nears 300 Homicides for the Third Consecutive Year

As Baltimore nears 300 homicides for the third consecutive year, communities around the city mobilized Tuesday with calls for peace and pleas for solutions.

City Councilman Brandon Scott held a hastily called meeting of the public safety committee to discuss the administration’s crime plan, but Mayor Catherine Pugh said her deputies would not participate because of the short notice coupled with the need to keep children and their families safe on Halloween.