The murder rate in Baltimore continues on a record pace. The city with a population of about 620,000 residents has more homicides than New York, with a population of 8.5 million people. The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of the Real News Network report on the lack of cogent political policy in response to the rising violence. Plus, reporting on Baltimore’s rising homeless population. What happens to the city’s most vulnerable population when the weather turns cold?

These stories today on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.