Baltimore homicides stubbornly high despite new initiatives


              A crowd gathers during a vigil for Jalil George, 24, who was killed Dec. 7, 2022, in Baltimore, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in Baltimore. Baltimore homicides surpassed 300 for the eighth year running in 2022 as gun violence remains stubbornly high despite repeated promises from elected officials and new anti-violence initiatives. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
            
              Elijah Miles, founder and chairman of Tendea Family, an organization that works to uplift Baltimore communities, speaks during a vigil for Jalil George, 24, who was killed Dec. 7, 2022, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in Baltimore.  Baltimore homicides surpassed 300 for the eighth year running in 2022 as gun violence remains stubbornly high despite repeated promises from elected officials and new anti-violence initiatives. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
            
              Deanna Bailey, a Morgan State University engineering professor who previously taught Jalil George, 24, who was killed Dec. 7, 2022, in Baltimore, stands during a vigil for George on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. Baltimore homicides surpassed 300 for the eighth year running in 2022 as gun violence remains stubbornly high despite repeated promises from elected officials and new anti-violence initiatives.AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
            
              Tammy Chance, left, mother of Jalil George, 24, who was killed Dec. 7, 2022 in Baltimore, stands with George's stepfather, Shawn Chance, center, and George's grandmother Susie Squire, during a vigil for George on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in Baltimore. The city's homicides surpassed 300 in 2022 for the eighth year running as gun violence remains elevated despite repeated promises from elected officials and new initiatives aimed at curbing the violence. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
Baltimore homicides stubbornly high despite new initiatives