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Dispute Between Baltimore Mayor And Governor Escalating

September 30th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The dispute between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Governor Martin O'Malley over crime in Baltimore City is escalating. O'Malley doesn't name Mayor Rawlings-Blake or Commission Anthony Batts, but in a Baltimore Sun op-ed he does say compared to when he was mayor there are fewer arrests and there's more crime.  O'Malley does not refer to Rawlings-Blake or Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in his op-ed. Rawlings-Blake responded to the op-ed during a news conference at City Hall. Rawlings-Blake, who was a member of the Baltimore City Council when O'Malley was mayor from 1999 until 2007, said that O'Malley's policy of increased arrests made it harder for police officers to earn the trust of residents, because "communities felt they were under siege"…


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