Baltimore Mayor Jack Young refused to condemn the city’s leadership for one of the highest homicide rates in the nation this week; saying “I’m not committing the murders; the police commissioner has not committed it.”
“I’m not committing the murders. The police commissioner has not committed it. The council’s not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?” Young told Fox Baltimore.
Mayor Jack Young on Baltimore homicides: "I'm not committing the murders. The police commissioner has not committed it. The council's not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?" https://t.co/Yg9MMRnUTE pic.twitter.com/5XExpSMGA2
— FOX Baltimore (@FOXBaltimore) November 13, 2019
Young’s comments follow an op-ed from John Hoey -president of the Y in Central Maryland- that blamed city leadership for the out-of-control crime rate.
“They are the ones who most deserve answers and far more serious action than we have yet seen by our local elected officials,” he wrote. “This is not a message about political preferences. I have a great deal of respect for many of our hardworking elected officials. Rather, this is a plea to those in elected office, and those who seek to be, to acknowledge the crisis we are in and to focus on it like your hair’s on fire, because our city is, essentially on fire.”
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Source: Fox News