The Governor of Maryland is reaching out to the leaders of Baltimore and we need to reach back. On pace for record homicides again, it is an ‘all hands on deck’ moment and we need to work together at every branch of government on behalf of the citizens of Baltimore”

“I understand some legislators are uncomfortable with the governor’s language and question his motives as political. But we can negotiate terms and nuance wording but the tax payers of Baltimore deserve our full and immediate attention to the ongoing violence we are facing in the streets of our city everyday. I am less concerned about partisan rhetoric and more concerned about the culture of death in many of our neighborhoods that is becoming the new normal in Baltimore,”

Council President Candidate Carl Stokes