in murders has garnered much less ink than the summer's spike. Part of that is superstition: In Baltimore, it is considered bad luck to comment on the fact that no murders occurred over a spate of X days. (In this case, 10. Andre Miller was killed on the afternoon of Sept. 30, and the next person murdered in Baltimore was Reginald Hart, just after midnight on Oct. 11.) Would that a week or two with no killings becomes normal.