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Marilyn Mosby’s experiment in ‘progressive prosecution’ calls for patience, something in short supply in crime-and-grime-weary Baltimore | COMMENTARY

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A man in the Mount Clare area, who asked that I not use his name, worries that doing nothing about drug possession in his neighborhood will mean even more dealers and customers lingering on the corner he can see from his bedroom window. In the past, rowdiness and noise from the corner would be “abated by arrest” and the corner cleared for a few days at a time, sometimes longer. “Mosby’s decision to no longer prosecute drug possession, open containers, trespassing and prostitution is going to exacerbate problems here,” the man says.

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Source: Baltimore Sun