A group of Baltimore legislators is proposing a package of new efforts to address public safety that relies heavily on new investment in youth and calls for new state laws.
A 30-page proposal gets an early start on next year's legislative session. Legislators said the problem is so urgent attention is needed now.
"This is an all-hands-on-deck moment," said Baltimore City Delegate Luke Clippinger, D-District 46.
The public safety plan proposed by the legislators of Baltimore's 46th District includes both immediate steps to address crime prevention and long-term investment to steer youth to better outcomes.
"We need a comprehensive plan to address crime and increased safety of our communities. It can't be just about the crime fight," said Baltimore City Sen. Bill Ferguson, D-District 46. "We're really out here to up the urgency. We are really frustrated. Our constituents are frustrated.