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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 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 Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | March 25, 2009
At age 14, police say, Radames Reyes ordered a pizza with the intention of robbing the deliveryman - and shot him when he failed to comply with the teenager's demands. Reyes, now 15, was identified after police obtained the phone number that placed the order and used cell towers to triangulate its location, a technology that is being increasingly used to track suspects. Witnesses later told police that Reyes told them he had committed the killing Nov. 23 of Adam Diarra, 22, who was shot in the Wakefield community, according to charging documents.
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By Martin P. Welch | March 19, 2000
Last year's rampage at Columbine High School, the nation's worst schoolhouse shooting spree, left America numb and hoping such senseless killings would end. They haven't. Recently, a 6-year-old Michigan boy took a handgun to school and killed a classmate; a 7-year-old Alabama boy fatally shot a 5-year-old neighbor with an air gun loaded with pellets or BB shot; a man shot and killed three victims near Pittsburgh in an apparent hate crime; a Memphis gunman reportedly killed four people at a fire scene; and recently in Baltimore County, a mentally disturbed man allegedly shot and killed four people.
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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 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 Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 16, 1998
Tavon Middleton was known for his fade-away jump shot that routinely sailed through the metal hoop at his neighborhood basketball court in Northeast Baltimore, across from Clifton Park.Yesterday, a day after the 15-year-old was gunned down in front of his home, his friends wrote a tribute to their slain friend on the court: "R.I.P. Tavon, 1983-1998, You'll Be Missed."It is a simple statement that speaks to a city struggling to curtail youth violence that continues, despite an ambitious initiative launched by police in January to clamp down on young offenders.
NEWS
March 31, 2004
Commissioners OK bonds to help company expand The Carroll County commissioners authorized yesterday $10 million in industrial revenue bonds to help Shelter Systems Limited acquire land and expand its company. The bonds will help Shelter Systems, a manufacturer of floor and roof trusses, buy 25 acres at Meadow Branch Industrial Park in Westminster. The company plans to construct a 130,000-square-foot building on the property. Federal revenue bonds provide the funding, and the county serves as a conduit for the funds.
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By New York Times News Service | November 10, 1993
WASHINGTON -- After senators told grim tales of gang violence in their states, they passed two measures yesterday expanding federal authority to prosecute crimes committed by gang members and making it a federal crime to sell a pistol to a minor.Senate passage of the two measures by overwhelming margins was another indication that the overall $22.3 billion crime package Senate leaders hope to pass today would include new federal initiatives on youth violence."There is a mood here," said Sen. Joseph R. Biden, D-Del.
NEWS
By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2000
Like so many Baltimore teen-agers, Atlantis Alston knows a peer who has been killed. Her friend, Tiesha Kelly, knows kids who belong to gangs or sell drugs. Now they want to know what adults plan to do about it. Their search for solutions to the violent climate troubling Baltimore led them to an "Urban Adolescent Violence" workshop yesterday at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center. It was run by David Miller, a former Calverton Middle School teacher who tries to steer kids away from trouble.
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