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October 24, 2004

Spitting back

A random walk through the Baltimore Sun finds the city concerned about a recent shooting at Thurgood Marshall High School. The perp had a lengthy juvenile record and was wanted on a separate arrest warrant at the time of the shooting. Another article reports a call for better sharing of information among school, juvenile, and law enforcement officials.

And the Mayor? Well, the Mayor apparently thinks things are still pretty good, according to the Sun:

At the conference yesterday, Mayor Martin O'Malley delivered an upbeat assessment, saying that "as the stubborn homicide rate spits back at us, we are undeterred."
My guess is that the Mayor and his wife had a bet over whether he could use the words "stubborn," "homicide," and "spits" in the same sentence. The Mayor won.