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Comedy Central at City Hall [Letter]

Baltimore's mayor hides a report highly critical of the city's red-light and speed camera program, claiming that the vendor, whom she hired yet again, was somehow incompetent ("Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified,'" Jan. 29).

Now the city police commissioner is criticizing the media for reporting the basic facts about homicides in the city!

This is all too rich. City Hall has become a treasure trove of comedy.

Stephan G. Fugate

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