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Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley
Rawlings-Blake criticism highlights debate over police strategy under O'Malley

The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the city's current mayor could focus attention on an aspect of O'Malley's crime-fighting record he never mentions in New Hampshire or Iowa: A soaring arrest rate during his tenure in Baltimore that angered civil rights groups and locked the city into a yearslong legal dispute. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a longtime ally of the current governor, has nonetheless repeatedly criticized the "zero-tolerance"...

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