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Archbishop Edwin O’Brien on the Death of Councilman Kenneth Harris

"Former City Councilman Kenneth Harris’s death is a tragedy and the love and prayers of the entire Catholic community in Baltimore are with his family and all of Baltimore today.

Ironically, it was the very issue that Councilman Harris fought so hard against—crime in our beloved City—that will forever be linked to his legacy in life as a public servant and now, sadly, in death.

I pray that his death will be a wake-up call for the leaders in our city—government, private, religious—to join hearts, minds, and resources in an effort to save a city from the crime that threatens to strangle it this day.”