Nick J. Mosby

No one should lose their home over an unpaid water bill in Baltimore

No one should lose their home over an unpaid water bill in Baltimore

There is so much to be outraged about these days.

Start with the city’s bumpy road to hiring a new police commissioner. Then there’s the government shutdown with no end in sight as thousands of federal employees go unpaid and many of the rest of us are inconvenienced. And you might as well throw in R. Kelly, the popular entertainer who, despite longstanding allegations of him abusing young girls, seems to be beyond the reach of the law. His sordid history was brought to us in disturbing, graphic testimony in a documentary on the Lifetime channel last week.

Let me add something else: Baltimore’s antiquated system of punishing people who have outstanding water bills by making it...

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