Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, former Parland student and gun control activist David Hogg, came under stress at a Harvard Institute of Politics event Thursday night on Hogg’s accusation, instead of Hogg’s charge of helping minority communities Police care more about investing in them.
Hogan, amid rumors about the 2024 presidential election, is promoting his new book, “Still Standing”, in which he told of Freddie Gray’s handling of the riots in 2015, himself a strong supporter of police and Frame as an ally of minority communities. . In his book, Hogan positively portrayed his connections with black communities in Baltimore, saying he appreciated that he sought to stop the violence there and that he took the time to listen to their complaints – They say former New Jersey governor Chris Christie advised them that they needed to be “consolation-oriented” after the Freddie Gray riots.
But Hogg challenged Hogan on the police’s support, saying “more than anything [gun violence] There is a problem of systemic racism and historical injustice, given that gun violence is occurring in the highest numbers in the United States, where communities were redefined in the 1930s and 40s. “Hogg said Hogan killed the planned rail” Red. Rekha refused to invest “in Baltimore and in violence in other communities most affected by gun violence.” “
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“You are very keen to invest in the police and give them millions of dollars, but when it comes to investing in these communities with these bills, you didn’t do it?” Hogg asked.
Hogan told Hogg that he agreed with him that more work needed to be done on the “root causes” of violence in the inner city, but added that the same inner-city residents support the governor’s crime-prevention measures
“But when we are working – it takes decades to change as we have – while we are working to fix the problems that we have to stop shooting and killing and I can tell you that 90 percent of resident Baltimore City and 90 percent of African Americans Baltimore City supported my crime bills to crack down on violent crime, “Hogan said.” So it’s not just a different opinion from me, it’s a different opinion from everyone in Baltimore. keeps.”
Hogan also addressed other elements of investment, with the activist stating that he did not invest in minority communities. The governor said he has put more money into Baltimore than other Maryland governors, including a “record investment in education” and money for job training. He said his investments in police “are trying to solve the immediate problem of killing 350 people.”
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Hogan said of the further action that he takes to Baltimore, Hogg pushed him back, asking him to address the Red Line scattered across the city.
“Let me just finish, because you had a very long question there,” Hogan replied. “On the Red Line, the former governor, who was the former mayor of Baltimore, didn’t make it for eight years, because it made no sense. The Washington Post editorial board said it was a boon that never produced any economic or transportation. . understand.”
Hogan continued that he had built the “Purple Line,” a new DC metro line under construction, that connects many areas north-east of DC to other metro lines.
“I built the Purple Line, which is in some of our poorest communities in Prince Geroge County, our largest minority population in the state that is one-and-a-half times larger than the city of Baltimore just outside Washington. So I oppose it. I am not. Hogan said that investing in transit systems is just that no one had any sense in Baltimore.
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Gun violence has occurred in several cities over the year, as well as several protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police Department custody. One officer was charged with second-degree murder in Floyd’s death, while three others were charged as felony paraphernalia.
Hogan, in his book and based on media appearances, advocates investing in police and a tough approach to crime. But many on the left, such as the hogs, say policing is the issue, given African-Americans are more likely to die at the hands of police than whites. Some have even gone as far as advocating for police defaults or wholesale enforcement of police departments and enforcing the law with a public safety model that sends unarmed professionals to deal with such things as domestic disputes.
“This is one of the worst ideas I’ve heard,” Hogan said in an interview to Fox News last week about defaming the police. “If you want to go after problems and violent crime and murders in inner cities, then we have more police … If you want to try to recruit and have more diversity, you have to invest more if you do better. You want training and better equipment and you want, you know, body cams and you want people to get training and de-escalation, it all takes money. “