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David Simon is Right, “It is a lie”


Whenever we are faced with yet another shooting of an unarmed African-American by law enforcement, my mind flashes back to this passage in David Simon’s book, ‘Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets’. It, of course, references a police-involved shooting … Continue reading

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A Somber Moment in West Baltimore


If you write a blog, you know that your blog host keeps tabs on your views or hits.  This statistical posting also includes which blog entries that you’ve written receive the most traffic.  It’s kind of mind-blowing, really, because the … Continue reading

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Timeline: The search for Phylicia Barnes


Yesterday, the body of Phylicia Barnes was found floating amidst the flotsam in the waters feeding the Conowingo Dam.  Like so many, I have spent more than a little time thinking about her disappearance.  I live approximately 3 miles from … Continue reading

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