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How guards should describe downtown youth is a foolish distraction

How guards should describe downtown youth is a foolish distraction

What a very odd, unhelpful editorial on Saturday (“Black kids are scavengers and predators,” April 19).

A security guard posts an alert that five African-American teens wearing blue jeans and black hoodies were targeting Caucasians with scavenging and predatory behavior. Presumably, with this level of detail, the alert also included a location, time and direction of travel. In my 30-year experience in criminal defense in Baltimore, that’s as much or more detail than one gets in many initial...

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