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Pitts: 'There is no such thing as a child prostitute'

No one even knows how many girls there were. Federal prosecutors identified 36. In “Perversion of Justice,” a stunning piece of investigative work by Julie K. Brown that was published last month, the Miami Herald reported that it has found 80. But accounts given by the girls themselves suggest...

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  • Opposition to Howard County's plastic bag fee mounting? Not really

    Opposition to Howard County's plastic bag fee mounting? Not really

    The article, “Opposition mounts to calls for a plastic bag fee in Howard County” (Dec. 5), uses the views of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and an online petition that collected 49 signatures in three weeks only to claim there is “mounting” opposition. A statement by the group "Less Plastic...

  • Rosalynn Carter: Md. roads marred by trash

    Rosalynn Carter: Md. roads marred by trash

    Jimmy and I went to President George H.W. Bush’s funeral on Wednesday (“Thousands salute George H.W. Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride,” Dec. 6). On the way from Andrews Air Force Base into Washington, D.C., I was horrified by the trash on the roadside. What a terrible impression foreign...

  • Why did they close Banneker Blake?

    Why did they close Banneker Blake?

    Most violent crimes committed both by and against children occur after school between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. They peak between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. So, as a resident of Baltimore City, wouldn’t you want your child to go to a school that provides after school activities for its students? Your child would...

  • Baltimore needs more than speed cameras to promote safe driving

    Baltimore needs more than speed cameras to promote safe driving

    Luke Broadwater’s recent article, “Crashes continue to get worse in Baltimore” (Dec. 2), grabbed my attention. He informed readers that red light and speed cameras were deactivated in 2014, and 214 crashes resulting in serious injury or death were reported for that year. Even though the camera...

  • Stars shine a light: City faces a crisis in education

    Stars shine a light: City faces a crisis in education

    Maryland released its first school star ratings, and Baltimore did not do too well in the assessment of its schools (“State issues school ratings,” Dec. 5). Only 35 of the state’s 1,300 schools received a one-star rating, the lowest possible, and 23 of them are in Baltimore. The article also stated...

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