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Confusion reigned as Jewish community groups sought Baltimore curfew exemptions

Confusion reigned as Jewish community groups sought Baltimore curfew exemptions

On April 28 — just hours before the first nightly curfew would go into effect in Baltimore — Nathan Willner wrote an email to a neighborhood liaison in the office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanking her for "verbally authorizing" volunteers with the Jewish safety patrol groups Shomrim and Chaverim to be out past 10 p.m. But Willner, an attorney and president of the Cheswolde Neighborhood Association, said in the 2:36 p.m. email that he also wanted the curfew exception in writing — lest volunteers run into issues when police saw them out and about after the curfew was in effect. "I'm sure you understand that I have to have it in writing to...

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