Grace & Steel Ep. 84 07/04/17

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TOPIC: Co-host Kevin Michael Grace speaks with author and blogger James Lafond, “Baltimore’s Violence Guy,” about life in a city on the edge of collapse.

Show Notes:

James Lafond, Baltimore’s Violence Guy Books by James Lafond

CBS, Jun. 13, 2017: Officers To Be Put On 12-Hour Shifts, As City Violence Increases

CNN, Mar. 1, 2017: 7 Baltimore officers accused of abusing power, robbing citizens

CBS, Jan. 6. 2017: BPD Commish: Attrition Skyrocketed After Freddie Gray, But Changes Coming In 2017

WBALTV, Feb. 17, 2017: Bill would give police, fire personnel break on rent in Baltimore

New York Times, Apr. 14, 2017: Does a Uniform Keep Officers in Line? The Baltimore Chief Thinks So

Baltimore Sun, Apr. 22, 2017: Baltimore homicide closure rate near 50 percent, but figure is complicated

The Z Blogger, Jun. 19, 2017: The Killing Season

Baltimore Business Journal, May 3, 2017: Under Armour is now Greater Baltimore’s largest public company

Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: Poe’s Memorial Grave

Visit Baltimore: Historic Sites

NYC Parks: The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

Explore Baltimore: Civil War Sites and Attractions

Infogalactic: Kurt Schmoke

Infogalatic: Clarence H. Burns

Infogalactic: Martin O’Malley

QUOTE: “It was the beginning of the ending we are now seeing for a city that once stood tall with head held high.”
Marilyn Salenger in the Washington Mockingbird, Jul. 21, 2013: ‘White flight’ and Detroit’s decline

Baltimore Magazine, May 2007: 100 Years: The Riots of 1968

Gangsters Inc., Jan. 28, 2013: Baltimore: A Gangster History

Barnes and Noble: When You’re Food: Raw: A Fighter’s View of Predatory Aggression by James Lafond

USA Today, Apr. 28, 2015: Baltimore riots compared to ‘The Purge’

IMDb: The Purge (2013)

New York Times, Jan. 24, 2014: Running Wild, Wheelies to the Wind–‘12 O’Clock Boys’ Documents Dirt-Bike Riders in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun, Feb. 5, 2015: 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

Jack Kelley in Real Clear Politics, May 10, 2015: What Ails Baltimore? Liberalism, Corruption & Incompetence

Infogalactic: Marilyn Mosby

CNN, Jul. 28, 2016: Freddie Gray officers suing prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

Washington Mockingbird, Dec. 2, 2009: Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon convicted of one count of fraud

Baltimore Sun, Nov. 23, 2016: What’s next for Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake?

Gawker, Feb. 10, 2015: Inmate Who Ran Prison and Impregnated Four Guards Won’t Serve More Time

CBS, May 9, 2013: Cousin Of Mayor Rawlings-Blake Fatally Shot In Home Invasion

CBS, Apr. 5, 2015: Nephew Of City Council President Killed In Weekend Violence

La Griff du Lion, Aug. 2002: The effect of urban flight on IQ distribution

The Influenza Encyclopedia: The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919, Baltimore, Maryland The Story of Civilization (11 Volume Set) by Will and Ariel Durant

Infogalactic: Edgar Rice Burroughs bibliography

Infogalactic: Robert E. Howard 15 US Literacy Rate and Illiteracy Statistics

NOTE: Illiteracy used to be a concern, as you can tell if you look through the list of articles on the subject (and note the dates) in the Baltimore Sun. But not so much nowadays, like no one cares, or they’ve given up
Baltimore Sun: Articles about Illiteracy

Paladin Press, Publishers of the Professional Action Library

Infogalactic: Will Durant

Infogalactic: J. B. Bury

Paladin Press: The Logic of Steel–A Fighter’s View of Blade and Shank Encounters by James Lafond

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