Yesterday, the Conservative Daily Post showed how liberal anti-gun laws have led to the 600th homicide in Chicago as 7 hours of fury rocked the city. When American’s think of leftist-lead cities that are in total disarray, it is usually either the Windy City or Detroit that comes to mind. However, Baltimore seems to be in that race to the bottom, too.
CBS Baltimore report that after the “police commissioner was fired up at a press conference,” Mayor Catherine Pugh addressed those who were said to be “lashing out at her.” Having already failed to keep her promise regarding the minimum wage and now with accusations that she is soft on violent crime, the waters are getting very troubled for Pugh. Still, she says that each violent act disturbs her deeply.
The mayor said that each time a person gets shot or murdered, she gets a phone call, and it hurts her deeply. Pugh even said that the city is moving along as rapidly as they can when it comes to hiring new officers, but the progress may not be taking effect until next year, likely due to training, etc.
Once training at the academy is complete, these officers will be sent on patrol and she hopes to see crime rates fall.
Pugh said to anyone “who thinks that I don’t take this seriously or it’s not something alarming to me, this is the most important thing we can do in this city and that’s to reduce the violence.” The city has suffered over 300 murders and this has happened for the last three years.
“I am deeply disturbed about the violence and this is the number one priority of the City,” the Baltimore leader reiterated.
Still, to those who have endured the pain of violent crime like Kia Martin, a mother whose daughter was beaten to death in the city, not enough is being done quickly enough. “They just don’t understand the pain, terror and hurt that they cause,” she said of the criminals who are taking over the town.
“I’m actually thinking about moving out of the state,” agreed another woman. “That’s how bad it’s got.”
“Unless you have more actively involved law enforcement, then I don’t know how this is going to end,” said Steve Bono, a city resident of the Baltimore. “We just can’t keep finger pointing, everyone has to take some responsibility.”
What Bono suggests is a slippery slope, however. If the city would focus on violent crime instead of driving checkpoints, petty drug law enforcement, and traffic tickets in order to patrol more and act faster for car break-ins and robbery calls, that would help greatly.
It is clear that panic is setting in because some who dwell in the city are saying that 300 murders (which Baltimore has) is worse than 600 murders (which Chicago has) because it seems that bad due to how fast the city has regressed. “This is worse than Detroit in one way and even worse than Chicago,” said one resident, inaccurately. “I know a lot of people that are scared to even come out the building. I would hate to see this city go down.”
Sadly, it seems a bit late for that. At this point, we just hope that it can rise again.