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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The looting in Baltimore continues

When Democratic Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore ordered police to stand down during the Freddy Gray riots in April 2015, she sent a one word message to businesses on Baltimore.


And yet they stayed and rebuilt.


"It’s a very delicate balancing act because while we try to make sure that they were protected from the cars and other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. And we worked very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to de-escalate," she told reporters after rioters burned and looted under the watchful eye of police.

The looting continues long after the riot ended.

"While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year," the Baltimore Sun reported.

The near doubling of commercial robberies shows Baltimorons no longer have any respect for property rights.

Why should they? They have no respect for life.

Since the Freddie Gray riots, homicides have shot up -- er, risen -- no, shot up.

After the city indicted six officers, policemen and policewomen got the hint. They are leaving too.

The newspaper contacted Cailey Locklair Tolle, president of the Maryland Retailers Association.

"Our members are very concerned. Unfortunately, a lot of our members don’t relocate. It’s a massive endeavor. A lot of times they just go out of business." she said.

No one will buy the shops.

The city changed mayors but it will be generations before any store owner should trust the city again.

To protect and serve -- whom?


The media chose to go to war with Donald John Trump in 2017 rather than accept him as president.

The media chose poorly.

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  1. Mayor Pugh had a solution: sack the white Police Commissioner and put a Black in his place. Not enough for some people: a (black) state delegate suggested that the Baltimore Police Dept be abolished completely.


  2. I worked in a famous black ghetto for 6 months. Want I saw was: no discipline, no consequence. The problem is within, not without.

  3. Baltimore. It ain't called 'murdertown' for nothing.

  4. The first three words are enough

  5. Listen to Randy Newman's "Baltimore" to get a feel of how far down the toilet pipes that city has gone. Man, it's hard, just to live.

    1. z, did u attend CPAC? How'd you like it?

    2. Yes sir, Jim! Saw Pence live (really good) but not Mr. T (well, on TV). It's a great venue at the Gaylord, although you'll pay $9 for a large Bud. Let's see, 19 times 9 equals...? But the women's panel yesterday was a spectacular train wreck, and then Devin finished up with a super interview. Every CPAC is different, but the takeaway of this one was: It's Trump's world now, we just live in it! Thanks for asking, brother.

  6. The reason there is a Second amendment.
    Time to arm up or leave if I was a business in Baltimore...
    This is what the Dems want for all of US.

  7. Whether it is a city like Baltimore, a suburb like Ferguson or a school district like Broward County, liberals destroy what they touch. By design.

  8. Embiggining the "inner city" to look more like Venezuela. Just as SL said at 2:44.

    1. But, with more guns amongst the "inner citizens" than in "government" hands.

  9. So, it's just a matter of time before it's spun as some kind of red-lining maneuver where it's intimated that whitey doesn't want to serve that poor, black community anymore. And probably another shot across the bow of the evil that is capitalism. It'll be everyone's fault except the people actually at fault.

    As far as I'm concerned Camden Yards is the crown-jewel of that city, glad I got to see it before it turns into a complete combat zone.

  10. If Detroit's trajectory is any indication Baltimore may recover by the end of the century. Around here people used to say the '67 riot never ended, it just went into slow motion. Large sections of the city passed from neighborhoods to slums, then to ruins. It took almost 40 years to turn downtown back around and another ten to revitalize "midtown". From the sound of it Baltimore hasn't hit bottom yet.