Baltimore mayor Pugh is overwhelm because of city’s violence

Khalil chester

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Every time an emergency happens in Baltimore a shooting, stabbing or fire mayor Catherine Pugh an alert on her phone. In her first as mayor, the 67- year-old former state senator has taken steps to reduce unemployment, shored up funding for schools and torn down public monuments to the confederacy.

But however progress she might be making on those fronts has overwhelmed by the rise concern among city residents, community activists,and business leaders that Baltimore’s crime rate remains persistently and staggeringly high—and nothing officials have done to address it seems to be having any effect. The number of homicides in Baltimore this year has soared above 300 for a third straight year. Carjacking’s have jumping by 32 percent since last year.

The city in pace to end 2017 with more than 1,000 shootings. “The thing I’m most annoyed with is the violence,” Pugh says. “It takes time. It’s annoying because it’s a problem that demands attention.” Elected last year in a close democratic primary with rival Sheila Dixon, Pugh came into office last year December promising a series of initiatives, several of which she enacted quickly.

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