Baltimore's Mayor Is One Of Many Battling A Spike In Violent Crime

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, the White House unveiled a plan to address the surge in gun violence plaguing cities across the country. President Biden is promising to crack down on illegal gun sales and boost funding for community anti-violence programs.

In Baltimore, homicides are up more than 17% this year. One victim of gun violence includes the head of a local violence prevention program.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott.

This segment aired on June 23, 2021.


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