Building community relationships, BPD on National Night Out

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Tuesday, August 1, marked the 39th year of National Night Out across the country and in Maryland. The goal is to help strengthen relationships between police and the people they serve. WBAL-TV 11 News was at one of those events in West Baltimore and people talked about why they think National Night Out is so important. “It feels good to see the whole community coming together and having fun,” said Taylor Muse. Taylor Muse and her brother, Jayden, said it was their first time attending National Night Out. The brothers said this comes at an important time for Baltimore. “About every day young people are killed or injured by gunshots and I feel like if we don’t come together and stand up for our young people it’s going to get worse,” Taylor Muse said. The event took place along the 500 block of Wilson Street. It’s one of more than 10 stops Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has made at nightly national events across the city and there was plenty of activity, including a basketball game for young people. “If we’re going to build a better, brighter, safer Baltimore, it takes a real community effort from all of us to take responsibility for what’s happening in our neighborhoods and change things for the better,” Scott said. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison agrees that it is everyone together that constitutes public safety simply community relations because we are part of the community we serve,” Harrison said. , Merrick Garland, also stopped by to speak with people on Wilson Street to bring about less crime and better conversations between the community and the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve them.” really want us to just be with them and understand their point of view instead of seeing them as bad guys,” said Jayden Muse.

Tuesday, August 1 marked the 39th year of National Night Out across the country and in Maryland.

The goal is to help strengthen the relationship between the police and the people they serve.

WBAL-TV 11 News was at one such event in West Baltimore and people spoke about why they think National Night Out is so important.

“It feels good to see the whole community coming together and having fun,” said Taylor Muse.

Taylor Muse and her brother, Jayden, said it was their first time attending National Night Out. The brothers said this comes at an important time for Baltimore.

“Just about every day young people are killed or injured by gunshots and I feel like if we don’t come together and stand up for our young people it’s going to get worse,” Taylor Muse said.

The event took place along the 500 block of Wilson Street.

It’s one of more than 10 stops Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has made at National Night Out events across the city and there was plenty of activity, including a basketball game For the young.

“If we’re going to build a better, brighter, safer Baltimore, it takes a real community effort by all of us to take responsibility for what’s happening in our neighborhoods and change things for the better,” Scott said.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison agrees that everyone together is public safety.

“Police community relations are simply community relations because we are part of the community we serve,” Harrison said.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland also stopped to speak with people on Wilson Street.

Some residents 11 News spoke to said they hope these kinds of events will contribute to less crime and better conversations between the community and the men and women who have sworn to protect them and to serve them.

“They really want us to just be with them and understand their point of view instead of seeing them as bad guys,” Jayden Muse said.

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