According to CBSNEWS http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/05/18/alarming-surge-in-murders-and-shootings-in-baltimore/ BALTIMORE (WJZ) — City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month. Christie Ileto reports some are concerned police are hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray. No parent should ever have to bury a child, but it’s Vel Hick’s reality. “He took my baby away from me. That’s my baby,” she said. Her 33-year-old son Louis is now one of 96 homicides in Baltimore this year–an undercurrent of violence that’s up almost one-third from this time last year. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-shootings-20150520-story.html At least 19 people were shot across the city Tuesday and Wednesday, two of them fatally. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told reporters Wednesday that officers trying to investigate violence in the Western District have been surrounded by crowds of hostile, cellphone video-recording residents.