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  • Baltimore is not Cleveland

    Baltimore is not Cleveland

    If there was one incident that was the catalyst for the U.S. Justice Department's investigation of Cleveland police's practices and the consent decree officials announced there, it was a massive display of police force. A car backfired while driving past a police station, and officers, thinking...

  • A misguided protest

    A misguided protest

    Commuters driving into Baltimore from the south today were understandably chagrined to find themselves stuck in unusually heavy traffic that extended from the beltway all the way into downtown. The cause? A demonstration led by the Rev. Jamal Bryant that blocked the city's major arteries in protest...

  • Silencing the victim

    Silencing the victim

    Here is the actual state of affairs when it comes to police-community relations in Baltimore: The death of Freddie Gray brought to the surface years of pent-up frustrations by many city residents about how they are treated by Baltimore police officers, resulting in weeks of protests and two nights...

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  • The 11th affliction

    The 11th affliction

    The Rev. Jamal Bryant, who organized the protest that snarled traffic in downtown Baltimore last Tuesday, promised 10 biblical plagues if city and state leaders don't heed his demands. He forgot one plague to be visited on Baltimore: Himself.

  • Hogan's prudence

    Hogan's prudence

    Letter writer Katherine W. Rylaarsdam laments Gov. Larry Hogan's refusal to release education funds allocated by the Democratic legislature. Unfortunately, neither she nor anyone else has a guarantee that this money would be spent as intended ("Hogan's folly," May 22).

  • New hope for Lyme disease sufferers

    New hope for Lyme disease sufferers

    Thanks for the fine article on Lyme disease that is sweeping the Northeast ("New Hopkins center to focus on Lyme disease, continuing problems," May 25).

  • What was Jamal Bryant protesting?

    What was Jamal Bryant protesting?

    Once again, hard-working Baltimoreans were stuck in protest-related traffic jams during their morning commute ("Youth jail protest jams Baltimore traffic, sparks debate," May 26).

  • Get tougher on lawlessness

    Get tougher on lawlessness

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts and Gov. Larry Hogan must get control of Baltimore ("Protest ties up traffic in city," May 27). The recent demonstration that blocked access to the city via Interstate 395 was not just inconvenient for the thousands who were delayed...

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