Baltimore curfew lifted…now what?

The curfew has been lifted and soon the cameras will be leaving to go to the next hotspot. Over the past week we have seen portions of the city riot and other areas burn. We have seen angry teens destroy property and we have heard talking heads try to explain why this happened, but where does Baltimore go from here? Has anything changed? We have heard lip service from city and state officials, but  there is no real plan for change. Unfortunately the poor don’t have a lobbyist to keep their issues a part of the national conversation. The poor are invisible until something like this happens and then everyone acts as if they did not know they existed. There are communities like West Baltimore in every urban city, and the question is what city will will be the next one to have a curfew.

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