“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 JeffersonSource: 1 of 17
2. Former Detroit City Council President Monica ConyersSource: 2 of 17
3. Former Ohio State Representative W. Carlton WeddingtonSource: 3 of 17
4. Sisters of corruption -Jane Orie, Joan Orie Melvin and Janine OrieSource: 4 of 17
5. Former Mississippi state prosecutor and judge Bobby DeLaughterSource: 5 of 17
6. Former New York State Senator Shirley HuntleySource: 6 of 17
7. Former Governor of Illinois and golden boy Rod BlagojevichSource: 7 of 17
8. Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie JohnsonSource: 8 of 17
9. Former Prince County Executive Jack B. JohnsonSource: 9 of 17
10. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry LangfordSource: 10 of 17
11. Former Federal District Judge Samuel B. Kent (Texas)Source: 11 of 17
12. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray NaginSource: 12 of 17
13. Former City Councilman Larry SeabrookSource: 13 of 17
14. Former New York State Senator Efrain GonzalezSource: 14 of 17
15. Former Connecticut Governor John G. RowlandSource: 15 of 17
16. Former State Senator Dianne WilkersonSource: 16 of 17
17. Current D.C. Council member Marion BarrySource: 17 of 17