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by Peter Moskos

May 28, 2008

Don't eat the paint

Why is there so much violence in Baltimore? Maybe it's the lead. Or you could say, "It's the lead, stupid!" There's a lot of lead paint in Baltimore, especially in poor neighborhoods.

Greg Toppo reports in USA Today.

In the academy, a friend and I used to joke that one of our dim classmates had licked the windowsill one too many times. Maybe he had.

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