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Washington Post Blasts O’Malley

Posted by David Keelan on Friday, October 20, 2006

AS THE DEMOCRATIC candidate for mayor of Baltimore in 1999, Martin O’Malley set a goal of cutting the city’s annual number of murders to 175; they were then running at more than 300 a year. He failed. Baltimore’s homicide tally looks likely to reach or surpass 270 this year, maintaining the city’s standing as one of the nation’s deadliest.

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* * * But progress on homicides stalled after 2002 even as other categories of violent crime fell sharply. And it speaks poorly of Mr. O’Malley’s managerial abilities that he has overseen a revolving door of four police chiefs during his nearly seven years in office — not counting three others who served on an interim basis

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One Response to “Washington Post Blasts O’Malley”

  1. Interesting. When I first read your post, I thought this might be a precursor to an Ehrlich endorsement. but reading the entire article, I am getting the feeling The Washington Post may sit this race out as far as endorsements go.

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