“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 18
2. Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers2 of 18
3. Former Ohio State Representative W. Carlton Weddington3 of 18
4. Sisters of corruption -Jane Orie, Joan Orie Melvin and Janine Orie4 of 18
5. Former Alabama State Representative James Thomas5 of 18
6. Former Mississippi state prosecutor and judge Bobby DeLaughter6 of 18
7. Former New York State Senator Shirley Huntley7 of 18
8. Former Governor of Illinois and golden boy Rod Blagojevich8 of 18
9. Former Prince George’s County Council member Leslie Johnson9 of 18
10. Former Prince County Executive Jack B. Johnson10 of 18
11. Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford11 of 18
12. Former Federal District Judge Samuel B. Kent (Texas)12 of 18
13. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin13 of 18
14. Former City Councilman Larry Seabrook14 of 18
15. Former New York State Senator Efrain Gonzalez15 of 18
16. Former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland16 of 18
17. Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson17 of 18
18. Current D.C. Council member Marion Barry18 of 18