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Protesters are causing harm

Looks like we have a new sheriff in town! Hope Commissioner Kevin Davis enjoys his assignment in Baltimore ("Davis wins council assent," Oct. 20).

After the City Council voted his confirmation, he had a taste of Charm City's welcoming committee, also known as disruptive juvenile protesters. It's too bad folks like me who support the Baltimore City Police Department can't be so well organized.

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It's time to say, "Enough!" These "uprisings" or whatever they're called accomplish nothing except damaging our city. The students who demonstrated at the first council meeting were disgraceful. However, their bad behavior was tolerated, even though they broke City Hall rules and tried to turn the City Council chambers into a sleep-over venue. Fortunately, Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young proactively closed off the balcony this time, citing safety concerns.

I live at the Inner Harbor, not far from McKeldin Square where demonstrators gathered to voice their unfounded complaints. How I wish they would take their alleged grievances elsewhere.

Finally, I'd like to know who is organizing the anti-police movement. We need an investigation of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and City Bloc. Who is funding them? I've been in plenty of lawful protests and know such gatherings do not materialize out of thin air. It takes time and effort.

The polarization of Baltimore is dangerous, expensive and harmful. When will voices of citizens who obey the law, respect the police and avoid trouble ever be heard?

Rosalind Ellis Heid, Baltimore

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