BALTIMORE — When the riots broke out in Baltimore City, there was a call to action for community leaders, political leaders and religious leaders to come together to formulate solutions and to help pull the community together. For many in the community, this call to action has been nothing more than smoke screen for personal gain and agendas with no real issues being addressed.
“My coming to Baltimore is not about press, it’s about coming to assist. We have a great chapter in Baltimore. Our goal, since I have been doing this since 1979, is to show communities how to self-police. We have a track record and we are international. Our record speaks for itself. If Baltimore and its leaders are serious about change, they have to [have] a serious conversation about self-policing which means working with the police, which can happen because I have seen it up close and personal,” said Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels.
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, join The Guardian Angels Baltimore Chapter, Jack Baker of the Southern District Community Relations Council to learn about the origin and mission of the largest worldwide volunteer crime watch organization.
“The community has to be involved on all levels. It has to be a partnership with everyone together. If black lives matter, it can’t just be when crimes that involve whites or police officers [occur]. It should matter all the time. Again, everyone has to work together without personal agendas. It’s not about being in the news or money. The focus should be on the community. Baltimore needs to come together as one,” Sliwa added.
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