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Right Stuff: Two steps can help end the violence in Baltimore

Right Stuff: Two steps can help end the violence in Baltimore

Baltimore's soaring murder rate demands a forceful response by the city government. It must immediately implement stop and frisk policies in violent communities and institute Project Exile. Baltimore saw 45 murders last month, 112 in the last three months, and 205 since the beginning of the year. Ninety percent of Baltimore's homicide victims were African-American and 5 percent were white (in a city where blacks outnumber whites 2-to-1). So far this year, 180 black residents of Baltimore — mostly young men — have been killed on the city's streets. That gives Baltimore the grisly distinction of having a murder rate nearly 10 times that of New York City. City...

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