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By John-John Williams IV and Sandy Alexander and John-John Williams IV and Sandy Alexander,Sun reporters | March 4, 2007
As police sift through the facts of last weekend's deadly brawl on a football field at a Howard County high school, one contributing factor has emerged: underage drinking. Some of the participants in the fight, in which an 18-year-old was killed by a blow to the head with an aluminum baseball bat, appeared to be intoxicated. A party at a house near the football field was raided that night, and police issued 15 citations for underage drinking. Experts say alcohol and youth violence often intersect, sometimes with tragic results.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | January 11, 1995
A network is premiering tonight, but that's using "network" in the loosest possible terms. The Warner Bros. TV network, called WB, launches with three Wednesday-night shows, and Wednesday is the only night up and running right now for the entire network. Not that it's running everywhere -- in Baltimore, for example, WB is found only on Towson State Television, a low-power station broadcast from the college campus. But before you feel you're being denied access to some major on-ramp on the information superhighway, let me reassure you: I've seen all three series premiering tonight on WB and wish I hadn't.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Baltimore's police commissioner used the ornate setting of the White House yesterday to promote his youth crime programs and to describe to a national audience how his department helps troubled children.Commissioner Thomas C. Frazier showcased the Goodnow Police Athletic League Center in Northeast Baltimore with a five-minute tape showing officers helping children who otherwise might be out on dangerous streets."Mature police officers understand that we cannot arrest our way out of this dilemma of youth crime," Frazier told Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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By Tom Teepen | May 7, 1999
THERE is much not to like in American popular culture: rock groups that celebrate the morbid and gruesome, the virtual gore of video games, vicious and misogynist rap, Internet sites that incite hate in the name of everything from abortion opposition to White Revolution. And more, probably worse.In the understandable urge to discover what probably will elude us, we search in the media mishmash for incitements that will explain why two youths armed like guerrillas came to murder 13 in their Colorado school and kill themselves as if that were just about the neatest way you could end such a swell party.
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By Newsday | January 7, 1994
WASHINGTON -- It didn't go well for New York City's first black police commissioner when he publicly broached the subject of black-on-black crime more than six years ago."I was called an 'Uncle Tom' then," said former Commissioner Benjamin Ward, who termed the escalating rate of crimes against blacks by blacks one of the community's "dirty little secrets.""There's a kind of realization that has come around now that this violence will do us in if we don't do something about it," he said.Today and tomorrow, some of the nation's most influential black politicians, entertainers and civic leaders will meet in Washington for what they say will be a frank summit on what the black community can do to quell the devastating tide of black-on-black crime and youth violence.
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By TIM RUTTEN and TIM RUTTEN,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 26, 2006
See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What Can Be Done About It James Garbarino Penguin / 304 pages / $25.95 In Girl World, the primeval land of catty, jealous adolescent females that was described in such colorful and alarming detail by Rosalind Wiseman in Queen Bees and Wannabes and Rachel Simmons in Odd Girl Out, baby boomer parents found their worst nightmares about their daughters confirmed. The sugar-and-spice darlings might still look pretty in pink, but they could be just as power-hungry and aggressive as their combative, in-your-face brothers.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1996
Howard County schools need to increase spending, staffing and training to fight the county's alarming rise in youth violence, says a new study on disruptive young people in the county.The school system also should work more closely with other agencies in the community and consider starting an alternative program to educate expelled students and other youths who aren't in school, the report concludes."Our biggest concern is not the fact that we have a violent school system but trends we see in the school system and the community," said Donald McBrien, the schools' director of pupil services and chairman of the committee.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
As hundreds of men marching against violence Friday night along Baltimore's North Avenue passed Gina Williams' vehicle, she applauded. "I'm glad to see some black men stand up for their community," said Williams, 59. Last year amid a surge in violence in Baltimore, a group of men hatched an idea in a barbershop: Get 300 men to walk the streets in a demonstration not only against violence but the apathy that allows it to persist. They met and far exceeded their goal, attracting more than 600 men who trudged the length of North Avenue, from the west side through midtown to the east side and back.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2014
The founder of last year's 300 Men March and two Baltimore City Council members held an emergency planning meeting Friday evening at City Hall, saying the bloody start to the new year spurred them to develop a violence prevention strategy sooner than they had originally anticipated. The city recorded 16 homicides in the first 12 days of the year. January's toll stood at 18 as of Friday night. Last year, there were 235 homicides in Baltimore, an 8 percent increase over 2012 and a four-year high.
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By Gary Dorsey and Gary Dorsey,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1999
Two drug organizations in East Baltimore began to collapse yesterday as 22 people were charged with drug and weapons-related offenses in a new effort to curtail violence in the city, authorities said."
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