Baltimore Mayor on Maryland’s new police reform legislation: “We are talking about reimagining public safety”

“The governor simply doesn't understand because he's never lived it the way I did. He didn't grow up in a neighborhood where he saw a shooting before his 10th birthday,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott says about Maryland’s new police reform legislation.

4/12/2021 7:01:00 AM

“The governor simply doesn't understand because he's never lived it the way I did. He didn't grow up in a neighborhood where he saw a shooting before his 10th birthday,” Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott says about Maryland’s new police reform legislation.

Sweeping police reform has passed in the Maryland legislature, overriding a veto by Gov. Larry Hogan, who has been in public disagreement with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott over the mayor’s goal of reducing the Baltimore Police Department’s spending over the next five years. Mayor Scott says, “The governor simply doesn't understand because he's never lived it the way I did. He didn't grow up in a neighborhood where he saw a shooting before his 10th birthday and he's not had a gun pointed in his face.” Says Scott, “We know we can do other things...It's about reducing the burden to stop over-relying on police departments.”

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Even if police officers kill blacks, they are often innocent because they are protected by law, and black discrimination will not disappear forever without law revisions. Blacks are often tampered with and killed. It can be said that police officers are relieving dissatisfaction by killing black people. Discrimination against Asians is naturally repeated. We are ashamed to be

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Then fucking address the black on black violence in your city instead of the racist narrative!! thank you very much for your work Not gonna lie if I saw a shooting in my neighborhood I'd leave my neighborhood.