Baltimore mayor responds to violence against bicylist

BALTIMORE - You've probably seen it by now, the shocking bike video that ABC2 News aired Monday night.

Now, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake speaks out about the violence.

The video in question showed a biker knocked off his bike by three young people and punched repeatedly.

Rawlings-Blake released the following statement in the wake of the incident:

"I was sickened and saddened by the inexcusable attack on Guilford Avenue, both for the victim and his young attackers,” Rawlings-Blake said. :It serves as a reminder that while we have seen recent progress in the crime fight, there is still much more work to be done across the board.  The crime fight must extend beyond law enforcement, to include more recreational and job opportunities for our youth. 

“Our young people are more likely to become either the victims or the perpetrators of violent crime when they do not have productive activities and proper guidance. We have made investments in those areas and look forward to continuing the dialogue with Baltimore's residents about how we can improve efforts to make our City safer."

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