The national murder rate doubled from 1960 to 1990, fueled by drug dealers. The murder wave has receded in most of the nation, and it is receding in Baltimore City. Still, Baltimoreans are murdered at a rate eight times the national average, and many of the killings are drug-related. Meanwhile, dealers are hooking the next generation of addicts and ruining their lives. Try telling the victims' families that drug dealers "pose little threat to public safety."