On Gun Violence and Rebel Monuments: City Councilmen Scott and Costello Weigh In | WYPR

On Gun Violence and Rebel Monuments: City Councilmen Scott and Costello Weigh In

Aug 15, 2017

The Confederate Soldiers and Sailors monument on Mt. Royal Ave. was splashed with red paint following the events in Charlottesville, VA.
Credit Photo By Kathleen Cahill

Today , a conversation about  mandatory minimums and monuments.

Last night, the Baltimore City Council narrowly passed a preliminary measure related to a bill that at one time could have meant a mandatory jail term for anyone with an illegal gun.  The debate has reopened a conversation about the role of judges, and the best ways to make our streets safer.  Tom speaks with two councilmen who are on opposite sides of this issue: Eric Costello, who voted for it, and Brandon Scott, who opposed it. 

And as the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, continues to stir national concerns about an emboldened white supremacy movement in America, Tom also talks to both city leaders about the fate of four Confederate monuments in the city's Mt Vernon, Bolton Hill and Charles Village neighborhoods.