The Baltimore neighborhood that saw the worst of the violence was already filled with many burned-out buildings and vacant lots that had not been rebuilt since the 1968 riots that followed the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing more to say but enjoy the photos.
No commentary today.
No rants about politics and culture.
I am drained.
Here are some random pictures that will, hopefully, enliven a darkling plain.
Darcy O’Brien (1939 – 1998) was a scholar of Irish literature, and also the author of several best-selling works in the true-crime genre. “Two of a Kind: The Hillside Strangler” (1985) was adapted into the television film, “The Case of the Hillside Stranglers” starring Richard Crenna.
“Murder in Little Egypt,” (1989) is about a small-town Illinois doctor whose bizarre often violent behavior was overlooked by his neighbors for years, until the doctor was unmasked as a ghastly abuser and murderer of his own children.
Just before he tragically passed away from a heart attack at the age of 59, O’Brien completed work on “The Hidden Pope,” a book about the little-known friendship between Pope John Paul II and a Jewish schoolmate in Poland that helped bring about Vatican recognition of Israel in 1994.
O’Brien was also a Hollywood prince, son of silent star George O’Brien, who appeared in several John Ford films. His mother was Marguerite Churchill, a beautiful and talented actress who, along with other numerous credits, was also a Ford player.