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The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

The Not-So-Straight And Narrow Path

Here's one story about the West Baltimore corner of North Monroe and Mosher streets: On May 21, three people were shot: one in the head, one in the chest, one in the leg.

Here's a better story about that corner. One day, a teen known as Q-Ball was walking with his brother and a friend when a skinny white boy named Alan emerged from a rowhouse and said, "Hey, do you all wanna destroy a microwave?"

 “This guy looks crazy,” Q-Ball remembers thinking, “but here’s our chance to get destructive, to destroy something.”

The trio went into Alan’s backyard, grabbed some pieces of wood, and went to work. When they were done, Q-Ball gave Alan a...