baltimoreMARYLAND – A video ad from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland aimed at ending gun violence is hitting the “big screen” in Baltimore. Starting this week, “End Gun Violence” public service announcements will appear on billboards, newsstands, bus shelters and other digital platforms across the region.
In September, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland released a cutting-edge 60-second public service announcement encouraging viewers to take action to end gun violence. The film continues to air on digital platforms in Maryland and will return to cable soon.
“There is no single solution to ending gun violence,” said Erek L. Barron, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. “We will have an impact through law enforcement and working with communities around prevention, intervention and accountability.”
Violent crime in Maryland is down compared to previous years thanks to a partnership between law enforcement and community organizations. The Department of Justice’s Safe Communities Initiative brings together groups dedicated to balancing prevention, intervention, strategic enforcement and community engagement in an effort to end gun violence and keep communities safe.
PSAs appear on outdoor platforms along Interstate 895, Interstate 83, throughout the Inner Harbor and elsewhere around Greater Baltimore. Each includes a scannable code to find out more and learn how to participate.
“The Baltimore Orioles, in partnership with our media partner MASN, wholeheartedly support efforts to end gun violence throughout our community because everyone deserves to have A safe home.” This campaign shines a light on the grief that affects families every day, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to be a vehicle for this important message. “
No one should have to live in fear in their home or neighborhood. This educational campaign encourages community involvement in ending gun violence.
For more information about the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland, its priorities, and resources available to assist the community, please visit https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/project-safe-neighborhoods-psn and https:/ /www.justice.gov/usao-md/community-outreach.