Less is (Balti)more

“Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city, a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime. Police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers on street corners. They encountered fewer people who had open arrest warrants. Police questioned fewer people on the street. They stopped fewer cars.” USA Today: Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray’s death. A wave of killings followed.

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