Oh what a plan!

Kudos to the Baltimore Sun editorial staff for its “ blistering” editorial, “Pugh’s commitment,” 8-20-17.
Wow! Mayor Pugh’s commitment, once she gets all her resources in place, to result in a 10 to 20 percent reduction in crime, is amazing. I would have been thrilled if she committed to a 3% reduction in crime. So her 10 to 20 percent reduction is incredible, especially with the “little bit of time” she has had to prepare the plan. Considering she won the primary in April 2016 – it is about 16 months she’s had to get her plan in order.

What is also mind-boggling is she does not mention how dismal the educational system in Baltimore City is. But because of her great organizational skills and vision, she does not need to worry about the educational system because she has a plan.

By the way, I am aware of her commitment to provide free community college education for students who graduate from high school. However, she makes the assumption that all of the city students will graduate from high school. But then again, she is a person of vision and courage.

Meanwhile, the murders and other shootings continue to occur along with the robberies, break-ins, thefts. Yet that is not a big deal because she is going to reduce crime by 10 to 20 percent.

Again, Kudos to the Baltimore Sun editorial for “almost” being in “awe” of the mayor’s principles and promises.

Ralph Jaffe
Democratic candidate for governor in the 2018 primary election



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