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40 men, 35 miles, 20 hours and one goal: reducing homicides

40 men, 35 miles, 20 hours and one goal: reducing homicides

Striding backwards at the head of about 40 men and boys who had walked 29 miles from Baltimore and had more than a half-dozen to go under the scorching summer sun Monday morning, Munir Bahar focused his gaze on the line of five boys at the front. They had linked their arms around each other's shoulders in an expression of solidarity to propel them forward through the pain. Each was a member of Bahar's Youth COR, which is tapping young people to serve as community ambassadors in the wake of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray in April and the unprecedented spate of homicides across the city since. "I'm proud of y'all," Bahar, 34, shouted at the young...

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