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Council President Scott Releases Statement on Recent Youth Violence 

Council President Scott Releases Statement on Recent Youth Violence 

"I remain committed to building a safer future for all Baltimoreans, particularly our young people."

 

BALTIMORE, MD (October 23, 2020) -- Council President Branon M. Scott released the following statement regarding the recent violence impacting youth in Baltimore:

"It's unacceptable anytime we lose someone to gun violence, but especially our young people who are our future. Five out of seven recent homicides have been teenagers. Those are five teens who won’t live to fulfill their futures, five teens who won’t be able to share their greatness and give back to their communities. This is about system failures at multiple levels, and these unfortunate incidents make it clear that we need nothing short of a full system reboot.

 

Our systems don't work in the best interest of our young people, and we have to change that. Changing this will take more than law enforcement. We have to look at every single city and state agency to understand how we invest in young people and families in Baltimore, so they can grow to be the best version of themselves and achieve the highest level of potential. I remain committed to building a safer future for all Baltimoreans, particularly our young people. As I've said time and time again, we must shift how we operate and ensure we are investing in the promise of our children and teens, not their failure."

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