In Cold Blood: The Baltimore Teen Murders

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GOD Almighty, you can get killed in Baltimore—for no reason at all.

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North Avenue, the heart of black Baltimore, is a horizontal stretch of ghetto, rubberbanding from east to west.

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The Yo Boys are standing in front of Cyrus Israel’s video parlor.

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“Hey, bitch,” yells the same kid. “If you take another picture, I’m gonna shoot you!”

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“You might be a narkah. Maybe we shouldn’t be talkin’ to you, right y’aw?”

The cab pulls up to Pulaski Street. The action on the corner is kinetic, kids in perpetual motion, voices and action jumping back and forth like great sparks from some powerful electrical current.

Dark clouds hang low over Baltimore City Jail.

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It is 6 that evening, and the local news is on.

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