March 21, 2007
MAYORAL CANDIDATE CALLS CITY GOVERNMENT GREEDY, RECKLESS, AND OUT OF CONTROL: Little Gerard finally gets help
Dr. Andre Bundley, Baltimore City Mayoral candidate, will hold a press conference on behalf of Lakeshia Dinkins (mother of seven year old Gerard Mungo Jr. arrested by police). On Thursday March 22, 2007 at 4:30 pm outside the family’s home, 2113 East Federal St., a bevy of concerned citizens, family support specialist, and community activist who see this as the latest in a string of events, indicative of failed policy and lack luster leadership will stand with Bundley and Ms. Dinkins.
Dr. Bundley was appalled and disheartened when city officials failed to reach out for Ms. Dinkins and provide her son with counseling and support services after such a traumatic experience. Amiss the sixty one murders in eighty days, failed investigations involving police shootings, and the arrest of this child, the city council prepares to receive a raise while Mayor Dixon and Commissioner Ham hide behind a podium in city hall.
Dr. Bundley believes it is extremely self serving to increase the salaries of public servants while Baltimore citizens receive sub standard services with no relief from joblessness, crime, high property taxes, failing schools, and family disintegration.
He plans to speak to what he sees as a growing divide between those who are suppose to serve and those in need of services. “As a leader you do not divide yourself from the people you serve while having the people watch you eat,” said Bundley.