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Baltimore needs to get the Inner Harbor under control

2:00 PM EDT, May 23, 2013

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I read yet another article in The Sun about a teen gang fight at the Inner Harbor on Monday ("Large group of teenagers fighting in downtown Baltimore," May 20). This kind of occurrence has gotten to be way too frequent. My wife and I were witness to one of these events two summers ago, and it was pretty scary. At one point our car, stopped at a red light, was entirely circled by rowdy teens, fighting and pushing against our car. When the light turned green, I had to dodge the teens in the road to get away. I can only imagine what would have happened if I had hit one of them by accident in the process. At no time during all of this did we see any police presence.

Until the city figures out a way to stop this trend and render the harbor an area safe for leisure, I for one don't intend to visit there. I will take my dollars to safer venues. We do frequent Harbor East once in a while and hope this sort of thing doesn't spread to that area, If it does, I will have to add it to my "don't go to" list.

Richard Armstrong, Towson