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Aaron Maybin remembers his mentor: We all should be the next Keion Carpenter

Aaron Maybin remembers his mentor: We all should be the next Keion Carpenter

A lot of the kids running the streets of Baltimore City didn’t grow up in a stable home environment. Many of them attend a school system that is failing them.  They feel berated, belittled and beat down by an aggressive and overzealous police force.  A lot of them are criminalized, colonized and dehumanized by a society that rejects them and blames them for their own oppression and misfortune. A great number of them didn’t have both parents in the home, but in spite of these dark times and their bitter misfortune, they always had Keion. 

Keion Carpenter wasn’t an extremely tall man.  He stood 6 feet tall with a slight limp in his step that he usually disguised as...

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