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The ‘No Shoot Zone’ where bullets are still flying
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12-31-2015, 10:46 PM #1
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Driving across West Baltimore recently, I got stuck at an intersection behind a slow-moving truck. After sitting through two cycles at the traffic signal, I inched my car forward to see what was blocking the way. Normally, trucks are delivering beer to liquor stores in this neighborhood. But on that unseasonably warm late fall day, the truck was bringing something that is always in demand in Charm City — caskets.

There is not much commerce in West Baltimore. The place has actually been declared a “food desert” — after the last supermarket at Monroe and Presstman closed last year. The building was razed. It’s a vacant lot now. The little convenience store across the street, curiously called Jolly, was looted and burned like so many others during the widespread rioting that followed the death of Freddie Gray last spring. It remains boarded up. Since the riots, the worst in nearly half a century, which resulted in some $30 million in damages, there is even less commerce.

12-31-2015, 11:00 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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