2 Shootings In Eastport Spark Discussion About Public Housing Gun Violence


Leaders from the City of Annapolis will discuss their crime-fighting plan in Eastport on Thursday. An Annapolis Police Department car is pictured above. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Annapolis leaders will discuss their crime-fighting plan in Eastport, where public housing communities have seen recent shootings.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Harbour House Community Center, located at 1014 President Street. All are welcome to attend.

The Eastport Civic Association said topics will include:

  • Crime at Eastport Terrace and Harbour House
  • Updates on city-owned cameras on Madison/President Streets
  • Annapolis Police Department recruitment plan
  • Potential approaches such as hiring third-party security, juvenile curfews, traffic rerouting, etc.
  • The city’s “No Harm” program for preventing violence
  • Eastport Terrace and Harbour House drug prevention programming/outreach

The discussion will be hosted by Ward 8 Alderman Ross Arnett and Ward 6 Alderman DaJuan Gay.

"The meeting comes on the heels of troubling reports of gun violence in Eastport this summer, most recently when a 52-year-old woman was shot walking into her apartment building on Sunday evening, September 24," the Eastport Civic Association said in a Monday newsletter, citing The Capital. "The woman was transferred to an area hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. The article noted that the gunshot victim was not the intended target of the shooting."

The Eastport Civic Association also pointed to another September shooting as a reason for concern.

"Two weeks earlier, on the afternoon of Sept. 11, a 40-year-old man was shot three times in the 900 block of President Street and Park Avenue in Eastport," the Civic Asociation said. "His injuries, which were not life-threatening, involved wounds to the shoulder, elbow, and ankle, The Capital reported."

Both shootings happened in or near the Harbour House and Eastport Terrace public housing communities.

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Could it be the leaders in Annapolis are the problem? O'Malley enacted the strictest gun law years ago, but criminals don't abide by any laws. And it seems that the Maryland legislators have since then enacted laws to help criminals, specially juveniles face no consequences. Then you have social media platforms like the Patch, who only allow their perspectives to be viewed and make it difficult for anyone else to voice their opinions, so what did you think would happen in this new world order? 

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🔻 Public Safety promises NOT kept: #RecallBuckley #RemoveJackson

Another "Shooting" 💥 reported.

Since November 2021...there have been:

▪️41 incidents of Shots Fired

▪️45 Shootings

▪️3 Axe Attacks

▪️10 Stabbings

▪️10 ☠️ Murders

👉 This ineffectual Annapolis City Council is utterly complacent about the Public Safety Crisis in Annapolis ❗️

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