BREAKING NEWS – Baltimore, Maryland – Red reflective diamonds dot the exteriors of crumbling, burned and boarded up row homes in Charm City, marking them unsafe. The thousands of abandoned properties cost the city more than $100 million a year and endanger lives.

“This is a crisis of really epic proportions that we have to address in our city,” Councilwoman Odette Ramos told Fox News.

Ramos is at the forefront of efforts to clean up the city by turning lots over to developers and homeowners. But the ACLU is trying to stop this plan, alleging that if developers bought up the property, it unfairly inconveniences squatters, and people that regularly visit well established crack houses.