It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of The Wire. Between that show, reading Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and reading The Corner, I’ve developed an affinity for the workings of the real Baltimore. When news hits about its murder rate or about its political scandals, it feels a bit like hearing about a place you used to live.
So when I found out that the Baltimore Sun has a Google Maps hack that tracks the location and nature of homicides in the city I let out a morbid little laugh. I mean, I’ve spent more time in books and television shows about Baltimore than I have in the actual city, but I see something like that and I can’t help but thing…yep. That’s B-more.