In all the grousing and near-hysteria about the young Baltimoreans who do the squeegee thing on the streets of our city, there’s been a woeful lack of listening. Talk radio listens to the squeegee haters. With its ongoing “City In Crisis” reports, Fox 45 listens to any motorist who tells of being accosted by squeegee workers. There has been some, but not much, listening to the boys and young men who wash windshields for money at busy intersections. I’ve done some, but not enough. It was after July’s fatal shooting of Timothy Reynolds, the bat-wielding motorist who went after squeegee workers in downtown Baltimore, that someone thought it time to listen to the squeegee kids, and not just a few of them.
Rodricks: Squeegee workers conducted a survey of squeegee workers. Here’s what they said.
September 9, 2022