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Old 05-01-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default WTF Baltimore

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Baltimore Mayor Begs For FBI Help As 2017 Murders Soar To 20-Year High


Anyone care to explain to an ignorant Australian why Baltimore
has gone so sour so quickly .

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:13 AM   #2
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Inner city. More of the usual.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:20 AM   #3
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Almost all are drug related, Ross.
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But something seems to have changed quite dramatically in 2014 .

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Old 05-02-2017, 09:35 AM   #5
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My guess would be the riots in Baltimore where police were ordered to stand down and let the rioting and looting happen. I think they pretty well demoralized the police force with that brilliant move. But that was in 2015.
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Old 05-02-2017, 10:07 AM   #6
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Thank-you , your good clue led me to this ....

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After a brief period in a research post at Harvard, Batts became the
police commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department on September 27,
2012.[5] During his tenure in Baltimore, his team was able to implement
reforms that led to dramatic reductions in all metrics used to assess police
performance, including overall declines in all Part I crime numbers, excessive
force objections, and citizen complaints.
On July 8, 2015, Batts was fired from the Baltimore Police Department in the
aftermath of a spike in homicide rates weeks after the 2015 Baltimore riots.[6]
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Suppose I should check if the Baltimore mayor that fired him the same mayor now begging for FBI help ?



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As leistb points out, cops in Baltimore have gone "fetal", and rightly so. I would add to this the "no snitch" culture that pervades a certain subsegment of the population (which is a large subsegment in Baltimore). Mysteriously, even with murders committed in broad daylight in front of a large crowd, there are never witnesses nor does anyone come forward with useful information.

Baltimore (and many large east coast and midwest cities like it) made their bed, and as far as I am concerned, they can lie in it. I wouldn't share any federal resources with them, particularly given their status as a so-called "sanctuary" city. Not one dime, not one person.
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