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Higher expectations

As crime rises, black residents press black governor

Sixth-graders from Malden sought Governor Deval Patrick's autograph yesterday. 'I think people - all people, black people maybe in particular - want to know that I care,' he said. Sixth-graders from Malden sought Governor Deval Patrick's autograph yesterday. "I think people - all people, black people maybe in particular - want to know that I care," he said. (PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / October 17, 2007

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The Rev. William E. Dickerson II put it bluntly at the funeral of Steven Odom, the 13-year-old who was gunned down outside his house in Dorchester on his way home from playing basketball. (Full article: 1540 words)

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