“One death in our community is too many,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said.
WBNS reports since the beginning of 2017 there was a 45 percent increase of homicides in Columbus. After this weekend shootings ending with one person dying, the number of homicides in the city is at 45.
Mayor Andrew Ginther reassures residents that the office and law enforcement are working to get the “resources they need but also engaging the rest of the communities.”
In his 2017 Capital Improvement Budget, he will be spending a large chunk on providing resources to the communities being hit with crime. One idea being proposed is giving Linden Park $2.5 million for a new recreation center that will give young people a chance to participate in activities instead of crime.
Politicians Doing Time for Their Crime
1. Former Congressman William Jefferson1 of 17
2. Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers2 of 17
3. Former Ohio State Representative W. Carlton Weddington3 of 17
4. Sisters of corruption -Jane Orie, Joan Orie Melvin and Janine Orie4 of 17
5. Former Mississippi state prosecutor and judge Bobby DeLaughter5 of 17
6. Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley6 of 17
7. Former Governor of Illinois and golden boy Rod Blagojevich7 of 17
8. Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson8 of 17
9. Former Prince County Executive Jack B. Johnson9 of 17
10. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford10 of 17
11. Former Federal District Judge Samuel B. Kent (Texas)11 of 17
12. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin12 of 17
13. Former City Councilman Larry Seabrook13 of 17
14. Former New York State Senator Efrain Gonzalez14 of 17
15. Former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland15 of 17
16. Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson16 of 17
17. Current D.C. Council member Marion Barry17 of 17