Baltimore faces its ‘original sin’

Updated 11:13 PM ET, Fri April 22, 2016

(CNN)Talk to people in Baltimore about what happened after a black man died in police custody last year and you’ll soon notice an odd verbal quirk.

A voter submits her ballot at a polling station in West Baltimore. People are hoping the election of a new mayor will inject life in a city desperate for strong leadership. Yet some are worried that the front-runners wont bring a fresh vision.

      Dayvon Love, an activist with Leaders of the Beautiful Struggle, discusses tension between Baltimores black community and its police. After last years riot, the murder rate spiked  in part because the community stopped providing police tips.

        Baltimore has an estimated 18,000 vacant buildings. The city, built for a million people, now has about 600,000 residents, and many homeowners have  died or moved away. The city has a new program to demolish vacant homes.Black residents in West Baltimore are cut off from much of the rest of the city because mass transit is spotty. Here passengers ride light rail. Baltimores mass transit system isnt controlled by city leaders but by the state.

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