Ralph M Hughes

LOSING THE STREETS

TO OUR READERS

This is the first in a series of occasional articles that will assess the impact of crime in Baltimore on its residents, its suburban neighbors, its businesses and its culture. The articles, which will appear regularly through the end of the year; will examine the reasons for Baltimore's stubborn violence and explore possible solutions to this problem.

MURDER COUNT

155

Number of people murdered in Baltimore since Jan. 1, as of 12:15a.m. today.

A teenager pistol-whips and shoots a light rail passenger in Westport. Young men on a drug corner in Barclay spark a gunfight with police. A motorist involved in a fender bender in Ten Hills tries to...

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