Raymond W. Kelly

Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting

Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting

For Raymond Kelly, fixing the issue of crime in his Sandtown Winchester neighborhood seems simple enough — make sure police and community leaders are visible.

"Drug dealers on the corner don't want to be seen," the community organizer said. "We want to be seen."

Kelly and his wife, Melissa, have run "No Boundaries," a seven-neighborhood community improvement coalition, for about six years. On Wednesday night, Kelly petitioned Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to join them at their monthly meeting and discuss how police could help their cause.

The Kellys were among the dozens of people who came to Frederick Douglass High School in...