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Baltimore's violent spring

Baltimore's violent spring

I watch with incredulity as my Baltimore teeters. Major crises have seemed to grow exponentially these past few weeks. Politicians and people of law enforcement are buckling at the knee. With few exceptions, they seem helpless, at times hapless.

The fallout from the Freddie Gray incident has unfortunately ushered an open season for dolts with guns ("Homicides reported in Sandtown-Winchester, Hollins Market," May 17). Are we witnessing a human winnowing process here in our own back yard? Is the word "genocide" too harsh to describe what is happening in...