Baltimore Mayor Declares City Violence Out Of Control; Violence Up 13 Percent Over Last Year

How many of you remember watching in horror as the riots unfolded in the city of Baltimore while Barack Obama was President and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was the Mayor?

The Black Lives Matter thugs were blaming the police for everything, and so was the Rawlings-Blake.

The contention of the Thugs was that the police should leave because they were killing people, and the communities would police themselves. How’s that working? Add to that, Baltimore is a Sanctuary City, and it’s port. Is that a real sensible combination?

Source: Baltimore Sun

Calling violence in Baltimore “out of control,” Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered 30 agency heads to meet every morning at police headquarters, and to make crime reduction the top mission not only of police, but also of health workers, housing officials and public works crews.

The mayor ordered the directors of more than half of the city’s 55 departments to report to meetings daily at 8 a.m., when they will plan with Police Commissioner Kevin Davis where weeds should be cut, lead paint covered and drug houses boarded up and job applications can be handed out, among other tasks.

Pugh appeared at City Hall Thursday flanked by agency heads.

Violence in the city is out of control,” she said. “I want every neighborhood to know I am extremely concerned and focused on reducing violence.”

Killings in the city have surged past 300 this year for a third year in a row. Violent crime is up 13 percent over last year, and reports of groups of youths attacking people apparently at random have dominated recent local news cycles.

Pugh said she was calling on businesses and philanthropies to help fund a $10 million expansion of the anti-violence Safe Streets program. And she extended night and weekend hours at six recreation centers to try to keep young people out of harm’s way.

“We must do everything we can,” Pugh said. “We’ve already hit 303 murders, which is totally unacceptable. … We know we can do better.”

Violence against a police officer used to carry a stiffer sentence than violence against a civilian. Killing a cop used to carry a mandatory death penalty.

The theory was, anybody that would commit a crime like that against a police officer was more dangerous than any other. Police represent society in that respect. “Disrespecting” police means you have no regard for society and he who will attack a cop is far more likely to harm civilians.

By diminishing cops and making them the enemy, you give license to unlawful behavior, and society breaks down.

This is very simple stuff. The mayor, and all politicians like her, represent the enemies of civilization/society. It is no wonder Baltimore, and other urban centers resemble “Escape from New York.”

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