While not a popular subject, has anyone in the city’s leadership ever thought that the five-star and internationally-renowned-for-decades Hopkins brand would be a highly-coveted crown jewel that would be welcomed in many places across the country? Have other states and cities ever pondered having a world class organization like Hopkins moving to their area? Probably they have, but until the next Freddie Gray scale riots break out in Baltimore, Hopkins may want to stay put. Of course, having members of their staff and students carjacked, robbed, mugged, raped, shot or murdered while on campus might convince the Hopkins’ leadership that it is now time to move to a safe area.
Can Baltimore afford to lose its single finest asset due to negligence in protecting them from danger?