Baltimore, Maryland - Monday, March 19, 2007
On Monday March 19th join community advocates as they demand answers and justice for little Gerard Mungo.
100 Holliday St, Baltimore, 21202
Time: 4 PM
For more information contact Bro. Daren Muhammad @ 410.878.5298 or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o 242 W. 29th St.
I am horrified and disheartened by the recent decision of the Baltimore City Police Department to arrest a seven year old for sitting on a kid sized dirt bike on the sidewalk in front of his house in the presence of his Mother. This type of behavior by the Baltimore City Police Department highlights the lack of care and concern by adults for the youth of this city.
In a city where mistrust and fear shadow the integrity of the Baltimore City Police Department in the eyes of youth and the general public at-large, this type of behavior by the Baltimore City Police Department is inappropriate and unnecessary. Many youth in this city already feel that the adults in authority, especially police officers, do not care about them. The actions that the Baltimore City Police Department took against little Gerard Mungo validate these concerns.
This incident points to a much larger problem in this City that needs to be addressed immediately. I would like to recommend the following:
(3) mandatory youth development training for Baltimore City Police Department employees.