In violence-plagued Baltimore, weekend ceasefire offers glimmer of hope

In violence-plagued Baltimore, weekend ceasefire offers glimmer of hopeBy Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) – After the deaths of nearly 20 of her friends and relatives, Erricka Bridgeford said she wanted to take a stand against Baltimore’s worst wave of deadly violence in a generation. “We want to purposefully just have a pause and a sacred space where everybody’s intention is that nobody gets killed,” Bridgeford said. The ceasefire has the support of gang leaders, drug dealers and others linked to the violence, she said.



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