Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Violence In Baltimore Continues
Truth Revolt -- The situation in Baltimore has worsened dramatically since the outbreak of riots following the death of Freddie Gray, with the number of gun-related deaths jumping up, while insiders specifically cite the high-profile charging of six officers as having discouraged officers from doing their jobs in tough areas.
As the Washington Post reported Sunday, since mid-April Baltimore has suffered a dramatic increase in violence:
From mid-April to mid-May, 31 people were killed, and 39 others were wounded by gunfire. Twice, 10 people were shot on a single day. As of Friday, the deadly burst has pushed the city’s homicide count to 91, 21 above last year at the same time. In the District, 40 people had been slain as of Friday, not including four people found dead Thursday in cases police said are being investigated as homicides but are awaiting a ruling by the medical examiner.
Though Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that "we don't know" if the problem is really "because morale is down, or it’s because the officers were charged," CBS Baltimore reports that "concerned police" are blaming the "alarming surge" in violence in Baltimore on officers being "hesitant to crack down after six officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray."
One Baltimore officer, who asked to remain anonymous, told CBS that the Gray case has definitely damaged policing. "If you want them to be proactive in patrolling and trying to catch people, I could see them not being interested in doing that," he said.
Blog Author's Comments -- The morale of the police department is definably not good to say the least. The officers are not happy that their six fellow officers were arrested and charged. They appear to have their hands tied trying to enforce the law. What is making things worse is that the blacks seem to enjoy the riots and shootings. More choose to live on the government plantation as current-day slaves so they can continue to blame others for their and failures.
And usually in most black communities it is the white folks that receive the blame. Race relations between the black and white communities have grown much worse since Obama has been in office. He was supposed to be the 'uniter' when he was first elected President. He has helped to create the divide that now exists. I don't think it will ever improve.
Of the six officers charged three are black, there is a black female mayor, with a black female state attorney in a city ruled by Democrats for over 50 years. And now we have the first black female Attorney General appointed by the first black President. What could possibly go wrong?