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McDonough Demands Debate with Mayor on 'Black Youth Mobs'

Republican delegate calls for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to "stop pressuring Baltimore City's top cop Commissioner Bealefeld into leaving his job."

Del. Pat McDonough continues to press his complaints about what he has called "" in Baltimore by calling on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to debate him on television.

The Middle River Republican is also accusing Rawlings-Blake of forcing out Baltimore City Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld.

earlier this month.

In a statement released late Tuesday night, McDonough called on the mayor to debate him on television.

He also released details of what he said was part of a bill he plans to introduce in Annapolis next year.

"I acknowledge that I do not have all the answers," McDonough wrote in the statement. "At least I am making an honest effort to be part of the solution. The youth crime problem in Baltimore City and the state must no longer be ignored. I believe in a carrot and stick approach."

Neither McDonough nor a spokesman for Rawlings-Blake were immediately available for comment.

The delegate, in his press release, said he was preparing a bill that would create a "Maryland Youth Advocacy Fund" financed by special tax-deductible contributions.

The money would go toward job creations, youth leadership and mentoring programs, scholarships, police youth clubs and other programs.

The "stick," according to McDonough's press release, would include aggressive enforcement of a city curfew law and "zero tolerance, arrest, and penalty including mandated community service for youth crime."

Eastsider June 13, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Well Able Barker I could continue to list additional names if you like me too, naming a few was making a point that people can achieve anything they want, it’s up to each individual to succeed or fail. What have I achieved let’s see I’m working in a fulfilling career in public safety putting my life on the line daily, I have donated my time to Rec Councils for the past 19 years. I volunteered in the past for different organizations. Really can’t say I’m lazy, when I wasn’t making the money I do now I worked upwards to 80 hours a week to provide for my family so they could have the best of everything. Now is that good enough for you? Not that I have to prove anything to you......
Other Tim June 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I don't care how "oppressed" anybody is. If they commit crimes, they are criminals. If they are black, they are black.
Edward V tindel June 15, 2012 at 05:31 AM
oppression exists ,but not so much that its a excuse to be a criminal. here,s the problem you have a lot of black leaders who are ashamed of how there people are behaving,and instead of addressing that behavior they blame white folks for all there ills,and catch a attitude when you say black teens are the problem.right now they are the problem.every race has people who are thugs,but in Baltimore city its the black teens. until our leaders agree with those who see the problem,they will never be able to solve the problem http://innerharborviolencenightmaresonlightstreet.renthandy.com/
Edward V tindel June 15, 2012 at 05:39 AM
how can you see black teens steal,see black teens assault,lock up black teens that kill and get offended when someone white sees the same thing and tells you about it.this is the mayors attitude. that's the problem with city officials,instead of solving the problem they lie and say its not happening
Parkvillehoney June 15, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Parkvillehoney 11:42 am on Friday, June 15, 2012 I bet if you look into the backgrounds of the majority of the black teen "criminals" they are not living hand to mouth. They feel they are "entitled" to what normal people work for. Instead of finding a job and working their way up to middle class, they would rather steal to get it NOW. Look at the ATF raid in Hampden on Thursday, 06/15/20112. All the persons involved were black! One of the persons didn't think nothing of trying to run down 2 police officers. I am sick and tired of watching the 11PM news and seeing one black person after another involved in crime. STOP trying to make excuses for criminals!!! You do the crime, you do the time. END of story.

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