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It doesn't matter if the rider is a man or woman — dirt biking is a scourge

I found your article in regarding Keyria Doughty offensive and irresponsible ("In popular – but illegal – Baltimore dirt bike scene, female rider makes waves," Nov. 7). The slant of the article ("women should and can do the same things as men regardless of the activity or venue") is positive, but the activity itself, street-riding, is illegal, dangerous, and a serious problem in our city.

Why are we glorifying criminals who often injure themselves and pedestrians, let alone flee from the police? Should we also have a an expose on how women can shoplift as well as men, or perhaps those women in our community who sell drugs and are able to evade authority?

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The article's bias puts the police in a negative light, as the ogres who want to stop an otherwise good activity that is preventing urban youth from delving into the world of violence. However, dirt-biking through the streets of Baltimore is in itself a violent activity, not a victimless crime, and is one that should be stopped, not extolled by The Sun.

Brian Sackett

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