Driving Around West Baltimore

Some insightful and thought-provoking comments about the need for structural reform in the Baltimore Police Dept. from David Simon, a former crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, writer of “The Wire,” and a lifelong resident of Baltimore: The New Yorker Radio Hour. Amongst other observations Simon points to the ways in which emphasizing policing of low level offenses can have dramatically negative consequences for the perception of police in marginal communities.

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