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Baltimore Police Start Dirt Bike Tip Line

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The Baltimore Police Department has long struggled with how to handle the city’s thriving dirt bike subculture.

After More National Attention, City Attempts to Crack Down on Dirt Bikes

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Photo by Lotfy Nathan
Photo by Lotfy Nathan

The youths who ride dirt bikes through Baltimore’s city streets — often seen swarming cop cars and popping wheelies through red lights — have gotten national attention recently as an online photo essay from the New York Times and as the subject of Lotfy Nathan’s buzzed-about documentary 12 O’Clock Boys.

And it looks like the embarrassment that’s inspiring in the Baltimore Police Department — not to mention the continuing threat to public safety the dirt-bikers pose — is inspiring law enforcement to step up efforts to crack down.

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