Monday, August 07, 2017

So much for that

City officials in Baltimore vowed this past weekend would be free of murders. Didn't happen:
Two fatal shootings on Saturday put an end to a weekend cease-fire in Baltimore, NBC News reported.

Police said a 24-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were shot and killed in separate incidents.
The need to get things under control is real:
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.

The Maryland city's murder rate is also on the rise, 20 percent higher compared to the same period last year.
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:
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.

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.
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.

1 comment:

Bike Bubba said...

Anyone who thinks that the police can "turn on" for a couple of days and prevent the thugs of the world from killing people needs his head examined. For that matter, if they could have turned things on last weekend, why not every day?

Scott Adams had it right. If you could harness stupidity as a power source, you could rule the world.