Edgewood is a pretty cool and at times hostile place, but it is probably the most talked about and exagerated hood in Maryland.
Part of the reason for this is it's nearest neighbor is a wealthy suburban neighborhood Bel Air
to the North, which has a black population of about 3%, which looks down to its diverse neighbor Edgewood to the south and sticks its nose up to it accordingly; then proceeds to talk trash about it accordingly, as natives of Bel Air tend to do also.
Its neighboring cities Havre de Grace and Aberdeen to the northeast are nearly the same, just less talked about, thus, they are not over-exagerated, so people in those places are themselves, accordingly; as opposed to Edgewood's residents who are fed all the crap from Blair, so they act accordingly.
Lets pretend every place in Harford County is represented by two men: (We will use names)
-Bel Air(George and Walter) is 2 wealthy,suburban,white men living in a large house and a nice townhome.
-Havre de Grace(Joe and Tyrone) is an old, working-class white man and a young black man living in waterfront apartments.
-Aberdeen(Bill and Jamal) is an old rural white man living in the middle of nowhere and a young urban black man living in the projects.
-Edgewood(Tyrell and James) is two very young black men who live in two new, affordable townhomes.
One day, George and Walter decide to visit their neighbors. But, upon seeing they are black, they call the police on Tyrell and James, who in response, get pissed off and beat the living shit out of George and Walter.