The latest installment of Hidden Maryland goes to the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center, which offers an extensive array of suburban mockups in one cinder-block building.
The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.
Sun reporter Justin Fenton travels throughout the city as he covers Baltimore’s crime stories. During his travels and while at crime scenes, he often documents the people, buildings and vistas of the city with his cellphone camera. His images show the contrast of urban decay and the beauty of street art. You see the pain of those who deal with the results of needless violence and those who approach their everyday life with humor and humility.