Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Queensberry Avenue Needs A Bailout Too

Linda Dennis grew up on Queensberry Avenue in Baltimore in the 1950s and 1960s, and now laments about "how happy people were." Fast forwarding to 2008, and the neighborhood is not quite the same. Drug dealers now harass the neighbors and vandalize property in an effort to force their will on the neighborhood, and essentially keep the neighborhood hostage.

Dennis, who moved back to her childhood home in 1996 so her mother could live her final days in her childhood home, now fears for her life and spoke to the Baltimore Sun in an effort to solicit help from anyone who will listen. Mrs. Dennis has the courage to speak out against the dealers, who are ravaging her childhood neighborhood. There are many more people who simply live as prisoners in their own homes and neighborhoods. Since we're we now in the business of bailing out everyone, perhaps the president-elect will travel to Queensberry Avenue in Baltimore and lend a helping hand.

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