Baltimore Conflict: Police Reform vs. Clearing Corners

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Eight days had passed since the Justice Department issued a scathing review of the Baltimore Police Department, detailing years of racial discrimination in its law enforcement practices. Yet the 40 or so longtime residents who gathered in a church basement, many of whom were older black women afraid to walk to the store or leave their homes at night, had come to urge police to clear their corners of miscreants and restore order to their crime-plagued community,

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