Mayor ignored police brutality [Letter]

The recent coverage of police brutality in Baltimore has been unnerving ("Civil wrongs," Oct. 5). However, the recent column by Dan Rodricks reflects exactly how disgusted I've been with every other area of city governance.

Mr. Rodricks points out how the police commissioner and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake turn a blind eye to paying fines and never delving into the problem ("Mayor should have seen troubling brutality trend," Oct. 5).

But to raise taxes to cover the consequences while raising their salaries and enjoying all the "perks" of office is not fixing the problem. There's no accountability.

Frances C. Martino, Dundalk

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