This is yet more evidence of the absolute and utter railroading of minority leadership. Mayor Dixon used approximately $500 worth of gift cards for “personal” use. Instead of requiring the Mayor to pay back the used cards with an additional $1,000 dollars-her entire career and pension could be down the toilet. There have been many other Mayor’s (male and often white) who have done far worse and still remained in office. The violation of trust is the issue! And for that she would likely not be reelected as the city’s mayor. However, many constituents have been wowed by the performance of this Mayor and do not want to see her removed because of the fantastic job she has done with getting Baltimore back on it’s proverbial feet. At the end of the day isn’t that what truly matters?