Five Years after The Wire… Baltimore is still Poverty-Plagued City

Five years after The Wire left screens, the TV set remains… how the real Baltimore is still poverty-plagued city of series

By Katie Davies (The Daily Mail, 4/10/)

They are images which wouldn’t be out of place in the opening sequences of the ubiquitous Baltimore show The Wire.
Vacant rows of houses; children hanging around on street corners with nowhere to go and people telling stories of disease and crime.
But rather than a fictionalized view of the Maryland city, these pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit hard by the recession and still stumbling dangerously into poverty.

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Homeless: There are approximately 4,000 homeless people in Baltimore. Angelo, who lives in a vacant property, points out a pin he had to have placed in his jaw after being attacked on the streets.

The number of Americans living in poverty today hasn’t been seen since Lyndon Johnson was in the White House.

And Baltimore is among the urban areas said to be suffering the most.

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