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Baltimore Ceasefire addresses wrong city problem

Baltimore Ceasefire addresses wrong city problem

The criticism of Baltimore restaurant owner Brian McComas for his tweets regarding Ceasefire is misguided and demonstrates a lack of understanding of the problem. The premise upon which Ceasefire appears to operate is that by appealing to potential shooters’ gentler nature, these mostly young men will stop committing violence for a weekend. It is this premise that Mr. McComas is questioning. He is being sarcastic and imprecise but not mean spirited.

Violence is in our DNA. Just accept it: Man is a violent creature. Man has, since the Stone Age, resolved conflict with violence. It’s our go-to problem solver. Don’t you think the women of the medieval village marched in the streets...