Baltimore remains a violent city

May 25, 2011

Regarding Justin Fenton's article "Man slain downtown; three hurt in Westport (May 12), I am a 17-year old junior at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute who thinks gun violence is becoming an all too common story.

What caught my attention the most was Mr. Fenton statement that "this killing broke a streak of nearly 12 days without a homicide ... one of the longest such stretches in years, according to records."

We are tired of being the city with the one of the nation's highest murder rates. The government should address this problem with social solutions instead of more law enforcement.

Law enforcement has done nothing to affect the murder rate in our city. A change is needed.

Joshua Caroline, Baltimore

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