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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Rawlings-Blake asks state for $30 million to help Baltimore pay for DOJ-mandated police reforms


Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is asking the state for more than $30 million to pay for staffing increases, new technology and other investments in the Baltimore Police Department that the city expects will be mandated under a pending consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The requests, put to Gov. Larry Hogan in a letter made public Tuesday, break with previous statements by Rawlings-Blake that the consent decree reforms would likely cost the city substantially less and that the city would not look to the state or federal government to pick up the tab.

"Understanding the financial constraints of [the] State, I believe that it is important that you understand what the scope is of some of the City's needs," Rawlings-Blake wrote. She asks Hogan to prioritize the police improvements — along with several education, health and community development projects — as he begins considering his budget proposal for next year.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We've seen before what happens to millions of dollars funneled into Baltimore under Democratic control. It disappears and Baltimore stays the horrible place that they made it, while certain people walk away with happy faces.

Anonymous said...

it is a political game, and when she does not succeed with the changes she will blame hogan.

Anonymous said...

Go have some bake sales and car washes to raise the money and quit asking the state for money - you don't deserve a darn cent.

Anonymous said...

This is what you get when you encourage Baltimore thugs to loot, burn down the city neighborhoods, and run wild in the streets. The mayor is directly responsible for this mess, she told them they could do it, now she wants the governor to bail her out. NO NO NO, use the money you took from the coffers to make the required changes.

Anonymous said...

She belongs in prison.

Anonymous said...

NO! Absolutely not! She and her democratic buddies created the mess in Baltimore with the backing of the citizens who put them there, let them pay for it!

Anonymous said...

We see elijah in the background.You might know he'd have something to do with it.

Anonymous said...

She should be required to pay. It's of her doing.

Anonymous said...

She would have never had this issue if she hired the most qualified. The ranks are full of affirmative action hires. May she should ask for the five million back she paid out before the case was even adjudicated. Stupid Libtard this is what you get from a city controlled by democrats.

Anonymous said...

We gave you "space to loot" so we are not going to also give you money to rebuild the space that YOU destroyed.