Baltimore Begs Federal Government For Help As City’s Murder Rate Skyrockets

Just a few years ago, liberals and the media stoked riots in Baltimore which led to massive amounts of crime. Now things are so out of control that the city is begging the federal government for help.

The Daily Caller reported:

Baltimore Is Begging Feds To Step In To Restore Law And Order

Baltimore’s mayor asked the FBI to send in reinforcements Wednesday to help the city get its murders under control.

Mayor Catherine Pugh, speaking at a news conference, explained she went to the FBI’s Baltimore office for extra agents to join with police officers in combating a skyrocketing murder count, reports CNN.

“Murder is out of control. There are too many guns on the streets. We’re looking for all the help we can get,” Pugh said.

The city already has 101 murders for the year, a number not seen in almost 20 years. The mayor’s spokesperson warned the violence could rise in the summer months.

“The summers in Baltimore tend to be very violent,” Anthony McCarthy told CNN. “And the mayor wants to get a handle on all the murders, the flood of guns on the streets and the gang activity.”

On top of an over 30 percent increase in murders, the city is also experiencing a shortage in police officers. The city is operating with the lowest number of officers in about a decade — 2,500 police officers. Usually, the department has 2,900 officers.

Do you think leadership in the city might have something to do with the problem?

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