A news reporter was interviewing an activist from Baltimore’s Black community about the dramatic spike in fatal & non-fatal shootings in the past year. She asked the activist if the increase was because police were not coming down hard enough on those loitering on street corners. She didn’t explain the connection in her mind between loitering & gun violence. Loitering on street corners or anywhere else is not a crime & the only place where it is considered a threat is in the Black & Latino communities.