Baltimore Experiencing Highest Murder Rate In 40 Years: Crime and Policing in Baltimore

policeJune 1, 2015 – Segment 3

We take an intensive look at issues of crime and policing in Baltimore. In May, Baltimore experienced the highest murder rate in a single month in 40 years.

First, we talk with individuals who were former police and/or are involved in work with issues of criminal justice. Our panel of guests includes: Lt. Kenneth Butler, President of Vanguard Justice Society; retired Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; and Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and author of Presidents and Civil Liberties: From Wilson to Obama and arecent report on the Baltimore City Police Department’s contract with the FOP.

Then we shift gears a bit and talk with community leaders and advocates about concrete solutions to the issues of crime and policing in the community. With:Imhotep Fatiu, Executive Director of Urban Youth Initiative Project and author ofUrBan Philosophy; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; Doug Ward, Director of of Johns Hopkins University’s Division of Public Safety Leadership; and Kimberly Armstrong, community advocate, author, and speaker, who was awarded the Spirit of Woman Award.