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O'Malley to make presidential announcement amid revived criticism of Baltimore policing policies
O'Malley to make presidential announcement amid revived criticism of Baltimore policing policies

As Martin O'Malley climbs Federal Hill, where he is expected to launch his campaign for president Saturday, he will carry with him a decade-old record on fighting crime that is drawing new scrutiny amid an unprecedented national debate over police brutality. In speeches around the country leading up to his announcement, O'Malley has told audiences of the historic reductions in crime in Baltimore that began during his tenure as mayor. Violent and property crimes in the city declined 43 percent in the 2000s, the steepest drop in any major U.S. city. But critics say the aggressive policing that O'Malley championed as mayor from 1999 to 2007 deepened an enduring mistrust...

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