Cities | After the riots: West Baltimore residents who have labored over the neighborhood for decades wonder ... ‘How long?’
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/15/15, 01:00 am
BALTIMORE—The day before Baltimore melted into riots over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, New Song Community Church pastor Louis Wilson delivered a sermon to his congregation. For almost 30 years New Song has been in Sandtown, the rough neighborhood in West Baltimore that was at the center of the city’s mayhem. Gray lived in the housing project across the street from the church and was arrested two blocks from the church.
by Cal Thomas
Posted 5/14/15, 02:13 pm
Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are unconstitutional and violate civil rights; in short, whether or not the police force there is racist. It will come as no surprise if the investigation concludes that it is, because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city’s real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for liberal policies, is a failed city that has shortchanged the poor for decades.