Baltimore murders: Outrage and blame-shifting

August 03, 2010

Once again there is outrage for the senseless killings of two innocent citizens on the streets of Baltimore.

The outrage will last about two weeks before Milton Hill and Stephen Pitcairn will be replaced with other victims. Nothing will change in the city of Baltimore.

The State's Attorney's office will blame the police department. The police department will blame the judges, and the judges will let the offenders off with not much more than a warning.

Wasn't there a three-strike policy implemented in Baltimore? I guess not. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge John Addison Howard should apologize to the Pitcairn family for the fractured justice system that we have in Baltimore.

Elva Salemi, Bel Air

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