But start with this paragraph under the pic of the Sheriff at his desk:
He is Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County, Maryland, and he has piles of letters from his constituents thanking him for standing up for their Second Amendment rights. He told me, “State police and highway patrol get their orders from the governor. I get my orders from the citizens in this county.”
And then read from there to the end.
NYT Census Explorer shows that in central Salisbury, there is one census tract that is 85% black and 7% Hispanic, and another that is 52% black and 10% Hispanic. In between them is one that is 80% white. The article discusses the geographically close contrast, so it’s somewhere around there.
The second to the last paragraph of this article:
After visiting a while we leave. Mike is quiet. He showed me what he didn’t have the words to explain. Right there, just two miles apart, are two very different gun cultures. They’re so close to each other it’s hard to fathom a future where these two can long live side by side. The thing is both are misunderstood and misrepresented by many in popular culture and politics. This misunderstanding doesn’t differentiate the good from the bad, and instead condemns the good with the bad. That isn’t helping solve the problems.
They really can’t live together without repressive force here in the “land of the free.” And the root cause of the “misunderstanding and misrepresentation” is that honest dialogue about race is taboo.
As luck would have it, here’s a story that ran here locally from and about Salisbury, Maryland.