Skip to comments.Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful
Posted on 06/14/2015 5:25:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city triggering safety concerns among residents..
Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West Baltimore area where Freddie Gray was arrested dropped by more than half during the same period, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis of police data. Citywide, arrests declined 43 percent from April to May.
"I've noticed fewer police," said Steve Dixon, program director for the Penn North Recovery Center in West Baltimore. "We're having robberies at the playground in broad daylight. All these murders and shootings, we're having them in broad daylight."
The dramatic citywide decline which has sparked a debate about police pulling back on enforcement efforts came in the aftermath of the death of Gray. Six officers have been charged in the death of the 25-year-old, who suffered spinal injuries while in police custody and died a week after his April 12 arrest.
City leaders and police union officials have provided explanations for the slowdown....
(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...
Harvest Time For Whirlwinds
Just getting what they demanded. Should Maryland spring all of Baltimore’s violent black offenders from prison so that they can return home and become upstanding citizens too?
Obama’s chickens coming home to roost?
No kidding, smallest violin. What exactly do they think they get, after prosecuting those who are courageous enough to patrol the streets? Pish on the whole bunch of them. And He Who Shall Not Be Named who is whupping things up so that his presidential legacy can be race riots or a police state or something.
Be careful what you wish for.
But unfortunately this plays into the hands of the Cloward-Piven strategy adherents.
If word gets out that anything goes there now, every cut throat and thief will be heading there.
will probably be a lot of gangland murders and drug related shootings.
Oh, and so far the evidence to support the murder charges against those six police is that they didn’t buckle his seat belt.
Yep, harvesting the whirlwinds. You get the government you vote for -- and deserve. Maybe the people of Baltimore should have thought a little more about that when they elected their mayor.
Matthew 11:17English Standard Version (ESV)
We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;
we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.
Liberalism kills people dead.
Baltimore City crime is the reason why there’s no light rail stop in Ruxton.
Free machetes for everyone !!!
I don’t care.
Cops playing defense.
The good citizens should do something about it.
The real Barak Obama Sr.
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