Former Baltimore mayor Martin O’Malley’s attempt to capitalize on his gun control record during November’s Democratic debate came with particularly bad timing, as the city had just that day recorded its 300th homicide of the year. “With all due respect, it’s fair to say Baltimore is not one of the safest cities in America,” Bernie Sanders interjected.
With the new year looming, Baltimore finishes out 2015 with the highest per capita murder rate in the city’s history. CBS News reports that there have been more murders in Baltimore this year than in New York City, despite New York’s population being more than 13 times higher.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 30, 2015
@CBSNews The mayor seems to be anti-police or is tying their hands in dealing effectively with crime.
— Demos Loizides, LLC (@DemosL) December 30, 2015
Not all of the homicides were gun crimes; Baltimore’s 342nd murder was a stabbing on the east side, reports CBS Baltimore.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@cbsbaltimore) December 30, 2015
Unfortunately contributing to those numbers are more than 20 children, one as young as 9 days old.
— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) December 28, 2015
@CBSNews a broken city. So sad.
— VioletPk (@ibolyaP) December 30, 2015
@CBSNews But 48 years a Dem stronghold.
— Oslowe Knownas (@Osloweknownas) December 30, 2015
— George F. DiPietro (@GFD_63) December 30, 2015