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A look at Prince George's County

The county's image took a beating in the wake of the arrest of County Executive Jack B. Johnson on Nov. 12. It has long been a place of stark contradictions for many residents, a symbol of black middle-class success, and a place with many problems -- poor schools and high crime -- regularly associated with cities. Here is how residents view themselves and some key facts about the county:

Prince George's County has long been a place of stark contradictions for many residents, a symbol of black middle-class success, and a place with many problems -- poor schools and high crime.

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