'School day' bill would hike fine to Baltimore businesses to $1K

Crime in Baltimore is having an impact at City Hall in the form of a new bill that takes aim at businesses. According to the bill's sponsor, Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, D-District 8, the legislation has been in the works for quite some time, but the quintuple shooting last week that left a high school student dead added urgency to getting it passed. Community outreach and crime prevention efforts were well underway in the week that followed the mass shooting at the Edmondson Village Shopping Center. The efforts included Baltimore police officers and cruisers visible in the area through lunchtime on Monday.