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by Peter Moskos

May 24, 2016

"The Chop Leaves the City"

Here is one person's decision to pack up and leave the city. It's well worth reading. It's a short move, two miles north, to the burbs. And he's taking his tax dollars with him. This is especially worth reading if you think the biggest problem facing Baltimore is racism and policing. Or if you're privileged enough to live in a city where you get to gripe about hipsters, gentrification, and racism and policing in Baltimore.

Yes, it's all about crime. But it's also about bad parents and a political leadership that doesn't get it.

1 comment:

Ross said...

A political leadership which doesn't get it? Or one which is venal and self-interested, and which emphatically *does* 'get it', and which has assessed - accurately - that pandering to Baltimore's black population's sense of self-pity and jealousy is the most effective electoral strategy?