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Sun foolishly glorifies ‘Peanut’ on front page

The notorious drug kingpin Maurice "Peanut" King walks along Holbrook Street in his old neighborhood. He was released from prison in June after being locked up for more than 35 years. October 28, 2019
The notorious drug kingpin Maurice "Peanut" King walks along Holbrook Street in his old neighborhood. He was released from prison in June after being locked up for more than 35 years. October 28, 2019 (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

What is the point of putting the Maurice “Peanut" King piece on the front page (“Peanut King: After 37 years in prison, a giant of Baltimore’s drug trade returns to face his city’s ruins,” Dec. 5)? By devoting so much attention to a drug dealer, reformed or not, this piece inadvertently glorifies past, current and would-be criminals.

Everyone, even President Donald Trump, knows all about our woes. Enough of this constant navel-gazing! Instead, we should celebrate Baltimore’s real heroes like our teachers, Dr. Douglas Robinson of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and those involved in the University of Maryland, Baltimore Cure Scholars Program, who are working to provide valuable STEM experience for our inner city youth.

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Clearly, more needs to be done. Our city needs to look forward, not sideways or backward.

Charles Hong, Baltimore

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