Recently, much has been made of the differences between Baltimore and a certain stateless city 40 miles southwest. Some of those differences are legitimate, some only imagined. Well, here’s a pretty stark contrast for you. After D.C. police reneged on the permit for a presidential motorcade shoot for Netflix’s House of Cards the day of, the Baltimore Film Office relocated the shoot to Charm City with little to no red tape involved.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s spokesperson said the permit was ultimately denied because the Metro Police Department “is not going to rent itself out as extras for film. That’s what MPD’s decision was focused on. We’re not going to be actors.” The Baltimore Police Department had no such (ethical? snobby?) qualms.
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