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Peter O'Malley

Baltimore officials kept close eye on Occupy

Baltimore officials kept close eye on Occupy

Brian C. Rogers, chairman of the Baltimore-based money management giant T. Rowe Price, works in the corporate office high-rise towering over an Inner Harbor park. And for weeks, the company overlooked a group of protesters beating drums, pitching tents and demanding justice for the 99 percent of Americans who aren't among the country's highest earners. By mid-November, Rogers — whose $7 million annual income places him solidly in the top 1 percent — was apparently fed up. "Is it legal to live/camp in a city park? There's a difference between freedom of speech and what I see every day!" Rogers wrote to Deputy Mayor Kaliope Parthemos before dawn one...