A 7-year-old child was tragically shot and killed in West Baltimore on Friday, December 30. The mayor’s reaction drew mixed opinions, with some considering it overdramatic and others viewing it as justified. The alarming gun violence statistics in Baltimore City are a cause for concern.
It’s not just gun violence, but overall violence and corruption that affect cities with significant Black populations across the nation. In Philadelphia, a judge had her criminal cases reassigned after her misconduct was exposed. Similarly, a comedian was shot while shopping during the holidays in New Orleans.