I am on jury duty this week. If you've ever seen the HBO show "The Wire", then you will understand the drug and gun problems that plague Baltimore. However, there are great parts of the city and I love living here.
If you saw Season 2 of The Wire, it was shot in my old neighbourhood on the water and addressed interesting issues of the fading industrial landscape being replaced by high-rise and high-priced condos and houses on the waterfront.
The old city courthouse where we're deliberating is gorgeous, but I can't sneak a camera in to show you photos. The defense attorney is sporting a nice Goyard St. Louis bag like the one I have, except in black.
Ironically, I've never seen an episode of this show, since I don't have cable!
Update: For you all in Baltimore, you'll get this in four words: Guns. Drugs. Cherry Hill. We found the guy guilty of the drug charges, but didn't have enough evidence for the gun charges, even though we were sure that he had the gun.