Baltimore Cuts Crime But Drug Problems Persist

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/02/national/02BALT.html Martin O'Malley ran for mayor of Baltimore in 1999 on one issue: crime. The New York Times reports that O'Malley "became obsessed with crime statistics. His days started with the blurt of a fax machine and the latest overnight numbers: homicides, aggravated assaults, armed robberies." He "vowed to keep murders below 300 a year and to close 10 open-air drug markets. In his first year in office, he did both." O'Malley also . . .

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