Three separate articles published on March 13 show, unfortunately, that Baltimore has no realistic plan to reduce the number of murders and other violence. The first article, on your front page, discusses the continuing controversy about Johns Hopkins University having its own armed police force. It had a photograph of Rep. Elijah Cummings testifying at the Maryland House of Delegates in favor of the bill creating this private police force and quotes him as saying "I come to beg you to do something. I'm begging you." The second, on page 4, talks about the "predictive policing" models for which the Baltimore Police Department is paying a consulting firm $635,000 per year to attempt to predict where and when violent crime will take place.