What’s life like in one of Baltimore’s most raided communities?

Baltimore’s 21215 Zip code stands out in the city, but not for a good reason. It had the distinction of being the most raided area by the police department’s SWAT unit in the 2013-14 fiscal year.

And the residents of that area live daily with a few reminders of why — drug dealing, unsafe streets and murders. We visited the neighborhood to find out what life is like there. Instead of raids, how do they wish police would approach their community? What do they want police to do differently? What are police doing that’s OK?

Below are their stories of tragedy and community unity, progress and pain. We also reached out to police to get their response to community accusations that cops were dealing drugs in their neighborhood and harassing the residents.

This is a deep dive into what life is like in Baltimore’s 21215.

Check out the original article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/policing/2017/08/18/whats-life-like-one-baltimores-most-raided-communities/582137001/


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