Mostly sunny today with highs in the low 90s, with the chance of storms later. More sun tomorrow, highs around 90.
After getting blowback for choosing not to cooperate with the Baltimore Homicide Review Commission, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby says the initiative is a waste of money.
Mosby: “We know why homicides are taking place. We know it has to do with drugs. We know it has to do with gangs. We know it has to do with turf wars.”
Previously, Mosby defended the SA’s office’s lack of participation, arguing that sharing information about ongoing cases could endanger witnesses and victims.
Despite the grief from other city leaders, Mosby joined Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Rep. Elijah Cummings, city council members and other officials (#squad) to announce details on the B-FED taskforce, where 10 federal agents will work alongside city homicide cops to help solve more murders.
Meanwhile, police announced a third August homicide victim yesterday. 31-year-old Darod Rosenburough was shot and killed early Sunday in west Baltimore’s Penrose neighborhood.
Over 100 people somehow got rides to a MTA Stakeholders Meeting yesterday in Locust Point, complaining about unreliable buses, rude drivers, and lousy bus routes. New MTA administrator Paul Comfort promised attendees that improvements were on the way, like closer monitoring of on-time performance, the possibility of new routes, and real-time bus tracking for riders, expected to launch next year.
University of Baltimore will offer a “Divided Baltimore” course to students this fall. The class will focus on racial and economic inequality in the city. Officials say the class was in the works before this spring – but the death of Freddie Gray and the unrest that followed highlighted the need.
Investor/entrepreneur Steve Case plans to sink $1 million into Baltimore startups at a September 28th event. The investing spree is part of Case’s “Rise of the Rest” bus tour, focusing on startups in cities without a ton of venture funding. The AOL cofounder was an early investor in Baltimore-based OrderUp, which just sold to Groupon.