Baltimore is worse off morally and spiritually than it was a decade ago [Letter]

March 13, 2014

In response to former Mayor Sheila Dixon's letter ("Sheila Dixon: Baltimore isn't perfect but it's getting better," March 11), I beg to differ that we are better off today than in 2000.

In 2000, Baltimore's gangs weren't as organized as we see them today. The anti-establishment they preach is a cancer to all the good works that are put into effect to help our people. Their mentally truly undermines unity of all people. I live in East Baltimore and grew up in Cherry Hill. What I see now is far more dangerous then what I came from. No, I don't believe we are better off — maybe financially but morally and spiritually we have a serious problem. If it's left undressed Baltimore will never be a place where one can feel safe and at home.

Allen Johnson, Baltimore

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