Volunteers fill a flatbed trailer with trash collected from alleys near Fulton Ave Monday morning. They were inspired to come out and help by Scott Presler, a Republican activist who organized the cleanup via Twitter.
Volunteers fill a flatbed trailer with trash collected from alleys near Fulton Ave Monday morning. They were inspired to come out and help by Scott Presler, a Republican activist who organized the cleanup via Twitter. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how sad it is to see you print articles that condemn motives for trash pickups (“We assume it was pure motives that led a Trump supporter to launch a cleanup in Cummings’ district, right?” Aug. 6).

I understand you need to placate a readership, but wow. The article almost suggests that if you’re not black, or poor, you can’t help. Up really is down and down really is up. You’ve been the leading newspaper in Baltimore for so long. You have to wonder what you’re really doing to help, especially writing awful articles like this.

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Michael Bengston, Owings Mills

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