David Warnock

Killing of woman helping panhandler is another temptation to lose faith in Baltimore. Here's how to keep it instead.

Killing of woman helping panhandler is another temptation to lose faith in Baltimore. Here's how to keep it instead.

Update (March 3, 2019): Baltimore Police on Sunday announced they had arrested Jacquelyn Smith’s husband and stepdaughter in her death. Read the latest here.

There are days and weeks in the city of Baltimore when it’s hard to think past the latest horror. This time the victim is Jacquelyn Smith, who, police say, was stabbed to death after being kind and generous to a panhandling stranger through a car window. Consider the utter depravity of that act, and it’s hard to think of anything else.

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