Two things, IMHO, created the accelerated decline of that neighborhood and others like it:
- Around 1995, 6 of the high rise "warehouses" for the poor in Baltimore City were "control demolitioned". Many of the residents of those high rise buildings were dispersed. Baltimore county neighborhoods received many with their rent subsidies.
- The other thing I noticed first hand during the sub-prime mortgage lending tragedy were homes in my neighborhood being "bought" by single mothers with children (the adult males moved in soon after). Several of those homes that were "bought" by people that could not afford them are now vacant.
I believe the ACLU sued to have the high rises demolished.
And I give Greenspan credit for the sub-prime mortgage debacle.
U.S. subprime crisis snags women
By John Leland
Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
BALTIMORE — At Vixxen Hair Salon, the main topic of conversation has always been money. But since last August, Anjanette Booker, the owner, has noticed a new focus. "Now it's money and foreclosures," Booker said.
The Vixxen salon, along with the nearby salon Hair Vysions, is one of the informal social centers for the Belair-Edison neighborhood, a community of brick row houses that have in recent years been bought largely by single black women with children....
If he dropped the handgun used in the shooting, so much the better. He's being held without bond.Michael Jabateh, 18, of the 100 block of Commodore Drive, faces eight charges and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in connection with the shooting of the officer on Dec. 9 outside an Overlea party.
Jabateh was arrested on Thursday after police conducted a surveillance operation in the 100 block of Orville Road in Essex. As police attempted to apprehend Jabateh, he fan from them, dropping a handgun, officers said. But police caught him after a brief chase and linked the gun to the shooting of an off-duty officer.
Good work, officers.
Looks like young thug Michael will become well acquainted with the MD House Of Correction for long long time.
And I doubt spot will be back on this thread.
Aren't we missing a "Mike" regular poster? Maybe he was formally knowed as...............
Bullet lodged in officer's wallet linked to Jabateh's gun.
Moorer had surgery to remove a bullet Friday and is recuperating.n the charging documents, detectives wrote that Jabateh fired at [Officer Carlos] Moorer four times, wounding him twice. Another bullet stuck in his wallet, which he was carrying in his left back pants pocket, and tests linked it to a Smith and Wesson 9 mm gun found on Jabateh at the time of his arrest, the document shows.
Moorer had graduated from the police academy just four days before the Dec. 9 shooting, according to a police news release. Officials declined to give his first name citing a union agreement, but Moorer's mother confirmed his identity.
The story says that someone shouted that there was a gun in the car right before he was shot. Was he showing his gun as he drove through the crowd? That would not justify the shooters actions but it might not be a smart idea.
I would be curious to know when he fired.When Moorer sounded his horn to get the crowd to move out of the road, someone yelled that the man in the car had a gun, and Jabateh fired shots through the door of the officer's 2007 Honda Accord, police said.
Moorer jumped out of his car through the passenger door and the shooter fled, according to the charging document. Officers found him leaning on a parked car with his service weapon lying on the ground nearby. Police have previously said that the Moorer's weapon was also fired twice.
shocker.....again, i will say, stereotypes exist for a reason, people.
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