Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Baltimoreís Gangs Arenít Going To Let Some Coronavirus Slow Them Down
Hot Air ^ | 5 Apr 2020 | Jazz Shaw

Posted on 04/06/2020 8:57:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan

Social distancing may be helpful in slowing the spread of a virus, but it doesn’t do a thing in terms of gang violence because six feet is still considered a very short range when aiming a handgun. That may be the lesson coming out of Charm City as the pandemic grinds on. Private businesses and schools may be shut down, but the gang bangers still out there murdering each other with abandon. The body count in Baltimore from gang warfare is still leaving the coronavirus in the dust. (Baltimore Sun)

Since March 23, the city has seen 11 killings in 12 days, with at least 18 more people shot and wounded. That doesn’t include a man fatally shot by a police officer. March finished with 18 homicides, a number in line with what’s typically been recorded during the month in recent years.

But the overall crime picture remains more complex. Total reported crime in Baltimore has indeed dipped, as have calls to 911, data show. Reported property crime is down considerably: Burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts have fallen each of the past three weeks, and have been cut in half compared with the same period last year.

That is keeping with a trend reported in other cities where stay-at-home orders and general fears about the coronavirus have driven down crime. But Baltimore, like other cities, continues to see gunfire.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americans; americanspirit; baltimore; banglist; maryland

Overall crime is probably only down because some acts are not being enforced or reported.

The local news reported this morning that the police department is down 500 personnel from its already understrength number due to the pandemic.

1 posted on 04/06/2020 8:57:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
Gang members are STUPID dysfunctional. This illustrates it most vividly.
2 posted on 04/06/2020 9:03:52 AM PDT by cloudmountain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
Woo Hoo! Are you going to "festival"?


3 posted on 04/06/2020 9:04:03 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The political war playing out in every country now: Globalists vs Nationalists)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

Of course, they will “calm down”. Didn’t the wonderful mayor of Baltimore ask them to do that?


4 posted on 04/06/2020 9:04:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Bump


5 posted on 04/06/2020 9:12:33 AM PDT by foreverfree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

And just why does James Smith wonder at the pandemonium created by street car tracks that terminate in front of a a building? </shelter-in-place-silliness>


6 posted on 04/06/2020 9:18:24 AM PDT by Orbiter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Orbiter

Smith = West


7 posted on 04/06/2020 9:19:22 AM PDT by Orbiter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
“It's Baltimore, gentlemen; the Gods will not save you.”


8 posted on 04/06/2020 9:29:13 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Orbiter

Smith = West = Kirk?


9 posted on 04/06/2020 9:38:56 AM PDT by 03A3 (FTNFL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

Just ask Marilyn Mosby. /eyeroll.

Baltimordor. Firmly ensconced in the Land of Peasant Living.


10 posted on 04/06/2020 9:45:01 AM PDT by sauropod (P Galore: We know she's lying when we see her dentures flying.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

It’s Baltimore. Rain, snow, hot, cold - nothing stops the shootings.


11 posted on 04/06/2020 9:52:07 AM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

The gangs don’t care about anything. If they get sick, you and I will be paying for their care.


12 posted on 04/06/2020 9:55:16 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If free speech is taken away, dumb and silent we are led, like sheep to the slaughter: G Washington)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

If the thugs would just limit their killings to one another, then the killings would be a GOOD thing.


13 posted on 04/06/2020 10:55:23 AM PDT by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cuban leaf

a cable car track...


14 posted on 04/06/2020 11:28:56 AM PDT by SteveH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: hal ogen

Glad to see that Baltimore again is a national leader in “something, somewhere, somehow”.

Due to so much gunfire, the Baltimore Orioles have been renamed “The Baltimore Deadbirds”. The city symbol is now called “The Duck”. Not the bird, the movement.

Old billboards promoting “Charm City” now have the “C” covered over. Most appropriate.

I grew up there and never heard gunfire. Today, it seems to be “the 4th of July”, 24/7.


15 posted on 04/06/2020 1:05:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson