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O’Mal­ley: D.C. has failed in­ner cities

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Push­ing back against crit­i­cism of his own polic­ing strate­gies in Bal­ti­more, for­mer Gov. Martin O’Mal­ley said the ten­sions that erupted into ri­ots last week would be cen­tral to his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign if he de­cides to run.

A fired-up O’Mal­ley said Wash­ing­ton has failed since the Carter ad­min­is­tra­tion to im­ple­ment a strat­egy for im­pov­er­ished city neigh­bor­hoods and the fed­eral money that has been in­vested in places like Bal­ti­more has been “spit in the bucket” com­pared to the amount needed.

“I did not ded­i­cate my life to mak­ing Bal­ti­more a safer and more just place be­cause it was easy. And I am more in­clined and more deeply mo­ti­vated now to ad­dress what’s wrong with our coun­try,” O’Mal­ley said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

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