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O’Malley: Baltimore’s problems "central" to a 2016 campaign

  • May 03, 2015

Matt Rourke, AP

Former Maryland administrator Martin O’Malley chats with Baltimore residents on Apr 28. (Matt Rourke, AP)

Former Maryland administrator Martin O’Malley says if he runs for boss he “wouldn’t consider of announcing  anywhere else” than Baltimore, a city that has been racked by protests and riots and that O’Malley led as mayor from 1999 to 2007.

“This has been a reversal for us (in Baltimore) though a story is not over,” O’Malley pronounced Sunday on NBC’s Meet a Press.

O’Malley returned from a outing abroad final week to go to Baltimore during protests after a wake of Freddie Gray, a immature black male who died in military custody.  He pronounced a polite disturbance in Baltimore had done him some-more dynamic to concentration inhabitant courtesy on cities and on poverty.

“What happened in Baltimore should be a wakeup call for a whole country,” he said. “We have built an economy that is withdrawal whole tools of Baltimore (and other cities) behind. … We need to stop generally ignoring people of tone and behaving like they are disposable citizens.”

“Extreme misery breeds conditions for impassioned violence,” O’Malley said. “The constructional problems that we have in a economy, a approach we boat jobs and increase abroad, a approach we unsuccessful to deposit in a infrastructure and unsuccessful to deposit in American cities, we are formulating a conditions.”

O’Malley’s participation in Baltimore this week, and his intensity candidacy, have carried a emanate of his record of aggressive policing in Baltimore during his 8 years as mayor.  Crime and obsession were a city’s biggest problems when he took office, O’Malley pronounced Sunday, and cited a dump in crime during his time in office.

“We didn’t get it wrong then, though we have nonetheless to get it wholly right,” he said.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake carried a city’s curfew Sunday. But in an talk on Meet a Press

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