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A breakdown of how some Baltimore drug dealers operate to avert the law.

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A breakdown of how some Baltimore drug dealers operate to avert the law.

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Katy Worthington
Katy Worthington

This seems like a glorified version of "COPS" or an artless regurgitation of "The Wire" (which is fictional, lest we forget)


I live in Baltimore City and it is irresponsible to disseminate images that misrepresent a city and its people... especially when the perspective favors law enforcement and the racist "War on Drugs" 


For a critical read on this episode, read this article from the Baltimore Sun:


http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/bal-national-geographic-channel-baltimore-heroin-capital-of-america-20140823,0,591680.story


John Doe
John Doe

@Katy Worthington Are you kidding me?  What's irresponsible about this?  There are areas in East and West Baltimore where heroin and crack shops are everywhere.  It is very, very easy to purchase drugs in Baltimore, and the violence associated with Baltimore's drug trade is well documented.  I don't understand how you claim that this clip misrepresents Baltimore.  The activity observed on the CitiWatch camera wasn't staged; you were witnessing a real drug dealing operation in effect.  When you know what to look for, it's simple to spot a drug crew operating a shop.  It's called "reading the street" and becomes second nature to anyone associated with the drug trade.  Certainly, the entire city isn't drug-infested, but Baltimore has a much higher concentration of drug-blighted neighborhoods than other similarly sized cities.  


I'm speaking not from conjecture or second hand information, but from actual experience.  I've been clean four years now and no longer live in Baltimore

John Doe
John Doe

@Katy Worthington Are you kidding me?  What's irresponsible about this?  There are areas in East and West Baltimore where heroin and crack shops are everywhere.  It is very, very easy to purchase drugs in Baltimore, and the violence associated with Baltimore's drug trade is well documented.  I don't understand how you claim that this clip misrepresents Baltimore.  The activity observed on the CitiWatch camera wasn't staged; you were witnessing a real drug dealing operation in effect.  When you know what to look for, it's simple to spot a drug crew operating a shop.  It's called "reading the street" and becomes second nature to anyone associated with the drug trade.  

I'm speaking not from conjecture or second hand information, but from actual experience.  I've been clean four years now and no longer live in Baltimore.