Nationwide, the homicide rate is now near record lows, but not in Baltimore.
The people and groups trying to make a Charm City change
Another subject featured is Major Monique Brown, a 16-year police veteran, who knows what it’s like to grow up in Baltimore’s inner city. Dressed in her uniform, she seems an unlikely ally in understanding the destructive and lasting effects of growing up in this environment.
“Violence is a public health issue and it is not for the police alone to solve.”
Addressing the Baltimore Police Department
Positive news from Baltimore
The goal is to serve, versus police
Inside these 7 zones, homicides are down by about 30% from the same time last year. Services are up. It used to take nearly 3 weeks to get a clean-up crew to a site after a dumping in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Now it takes about two days. Councilman Brandon Scott, who participates in the film, says he believes the entire city should work like these 7 zones.
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