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The night was typical of summer backyard get-togethers on the east side of Baltimore. A DJ was spinning favorite tunes. The barbecue grill was fired up. People laughed, children played. The atmosphere at the picnic, which was organized to honor two men who were killed on the streets a year before, was good.

But as the Baltimore Sun reported, the violence that had brought the lives of Donell Rogers and Quinton Hogan to an end returned to disrupt their memorial.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1919250,00.html

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

Posted in TIME.com

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