Two fatal shootings on Saturday put an end to a weekend cease-fire in Baltimore, NBC News reported.The need to get things under control is real:
Police said a 24-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were shot and killed in separate incidents.
Although it has less than a tenth of New York City's population, Baltimore has suffered 48 more homicides in 2017, according to police statistics.A lot of people don't trust cops in Baltimore. The Freddie Gray incident a few years back is a huge consideration, and brutality is only one issue:
The Maryland city's murder rate is also on the rise, 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year.
A number of criminal cases in Baltimore have gone up in smoke over the past two weeks after two Baltimore police body-camera videos have allegedly shown officers planting drugs on residents of the city.You can't get trust back quickly. And because Batimoreans don't trust their government, they are at risk for other predators. Human life is either precious, or it isn't.
The most recent video, released Tuesday by Baltimore defense attorney Josh Insley, has led the Baltimore City States Attorney’s Office to refer two officers to Internal Affairs and postpone all cases involving the officers.
Five cases have also been dismissed — including Insley’s client, Shamere Collins, 35, whose car appears in the newly released video.