State Del. Pat McDonough was right to complain about violence among black youths at the Inner Harbor over theSt. Patrick's Day weekend, and it took his words to get Baltimore City MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake to visit the harbor months after the problem arose.

Ms. Rawlings-Blake visited the area with her security detail. If the mayor were really concerned by what happened there she should visit the place without her bodyguards.

I have experienced the problems and the foul language on display over the holidays at the Inner Harbor, and Delegate McDonough told it like it is.

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown