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Baltimore state's attorney race kicks off with Ivan Bates campaign launch

Ivan Bates campaign launch
Posted at 9:58 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 18:49:47-04

The race to become Baltimore’s top prosecutor kicked off early Saturday morning, as defense attorney Ivan J. Bates launched his campaign against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby outside a Park Heights home where Kendal Fenwick was fatally shot in 2015.

A crowd of dozens of supporters listened intently as Bates stated, “We are losing our city to crime. We are constantly in a state of mourning”.

Baltimore is on track to hit more than 300 murders for the third year in a row.

Restoring hope and trust in the criminal justice system in charm city are among Bates' three main running points.

The Democratic Primary is set for June 2018.