You recently posted a commentary that made me howl. In the opinion of Larry S. Gibson, cities experiencing vast increases in murders should follow Baltimore’s example in dealing with homicides because it has leveled out here (”Baltimore’s homicide rate remains steady as others’ soar; perhaps the rest of the country should follow our lead,” June 28).
That is exactly what is happening, as other cities decided to do the exact same thing Baltimore is doing regarding crime and violence, which is to ignore the criminals causing it, blame the police for everything and not expose the political corruption of the justice system.
Baltimore has one of the nation’s highest per capita homicide rates, so I don’t think trying to compete with Baltimore on achieving that level of violence is at all an admirable goal. Also not mentioned is how all of the cities suffering with violent crime have Democratic mayors in charge.
Michael W. Kohlman, Parkville
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