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Spend money on jobs for squeegee kids, not guards

Spend money on jobs for squeegee kids, not guards

I was baffled when I read the article about the Downtown Partnership’s plan to put guards on the street to monitor the squeegee kids (“Baltimore’s ‘squeegee kids’ became focus in 1980s. What’s different now?” Oct. 16). The plan is short-sighted, not truly a solution and, in my mind, could cause additional problems if the guards are not empathetic to both the kids and the drivers they are supposed to assist.

Why not spend that money on a long-term solution to benefit both the kids and the city? Twelve thousand dollars a month used differently could...

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