At lunch the other day, I heard an informed lament about a decline in public service — that is, a loss of popular interest in teaching, becoming a police officer or prosecutor, fueled by the stresses of the pandemic, a surge in public scrutiny and harsh criticism from both the right and left. It was a troubling trend to contemplate, especially in the needful city of Baltimore. So good thing my next stop was Washington and Biddle, on the east side, for a rendezvous with the city’s graffiti removal team. Under the railroad tracks that pass over that intersection, Eric Ford and Tony Clark rolled beige paint across the tag of a serial graffitist.
Rodricks: Baltimore’s two-man graffiti crew needs reinforcements
October 31, 2022