Baltimore police have released body camera video on YouTube that shows a disturbance that took place last weekend in the Inner Harbor.
The chaotic incident involving teenagers at the Inner Harbor Saturday has stoked anxiety over Baltimore’s young people in what has become a perennial — and polarizing — issue.
The Memorial Day weekend incident — in which six were arrested for destruction of property and disorderly conduct — marks at least the fourth time since last summer that a large group of youths has been implicated in rowdy, public behavior around the region. In each situation, police charged a number of juveniles with crimes.
But the fallout from these incidents has lasted long after the crowds of teenagers dispersed. And the debate over possible causes and prevention tactics has split community members along familiar fault lines: teen versus adults, black versus white, city versus county.
Experts say the issue is complex, touching on everything from public safety and infrastructure to segregation and generational differences. And teens say the number of spaces where they can just hang out together is getting too small. Continue Reading