EPIDEMIC

34 Murdered in Baltimore Since Freddie Gray Died

In the 30 days since Freddie Gray died following injuries sustained in police custody, 34 people have been murdered in Baltimore, according to The Baltimore Sun. The city has seen more than 160 non-fatal shootings, a 60 percent increase from this time last year, and a 40 percent jump in homicides. Most of the latter happened in the Baltimore Police Department’s Western district—the same area where Gray was arrested. “What we’ve seen over the past few weeks will not be tolerated,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “I want to assure the community that every available resource will be utilized to make our community safer.”