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Marathon bombing response spurs questions

Some in black community urge similar fight against homicide

A few days after a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and captured the world’s attention, Tony Smith noticed several lit candles outside a yard in his Dorchester neighborhood and thought someone had placed them there in tribute to the victims.

But when he inquired about the candles, a neighbor repeated a line that is all too familiar in troubled pockets of the city.

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