Baltimore, Bernie Sanders, Catherine Pugh, Daniel Murphy, Elijah Cummings, Freddie Gray, Marilyn Mosby, President Trump, racist, rats and dead animals, The Ferguson/Baltimore Effect, third world hellhole
Reporting on the Freddie Gray case was interesting indeed, but all bad things need to come to an end, and for some time, I’ve been hoping to bring this particular series to a satisfactory conclusion. Unfortunately, Baltimore continues to be ruled by Leftists, and as a direct consequence of their insanity in the Freddie Gray case, the consequences for the honest citizens of Baltimore continue to mount. It might be useful to visit the Freddie Gray archive and read updates 55-57 to see what has been happening. In any case, I present this one additional–hopefully–article.
One of the remaining issues was the lawsuit the officers persecuted and prosecuted by Marilyn Mosby brought against her. It was always an uphill battle as prosecutors have pretty much unlimited immunity if they’re acting within the limits of their jobs. But Mosby was not. She took it onto herself to conduct an “investigation” independent of the Baltimore Police Department. She enlisted a witless local Sheriff’s Office Major who filled out probable cause statements fed to him by her staff. He had no actual knowledge about that which he swore was the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but did it anyway, and was also sued.
Most of the officer’s case was allowed to proceed at the lowest level, but dismissed by a federal appeals court on immunity grounds. Their only hope was the Supreme Court, which agrees to hear only a tiny portion of the cases submitted each year. The Baltimore Sun reports:
The U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal on Tuesday [11-13-18] from five Baltimore police officers in a case in which they alleged they were wrongfully prosecuted for the death of Freddie Gray by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
The decision brings the case to an end, in Mosby’s favor.
Anything in Mosby’s favor is a real tragedy for justice, and the lives of honest citizens of Baltimore.
Mosby said she was pleased with the Supreme Court ruling, and that she had ‘no regret’” about prosecuting the officers.
‘I believe that a crime took place and there were individuals that needed to be held accountable,’ she said.
Mosby said she will ‘continue to carry out the will of the people of Baltimore’ by applying ‘one standard of justice’ to all.
It might be useful to remember that Mosby either lost every case against the six officers she persecuted or was forced to dismiss all charges. There was no probable cause for arrest, and absolutely no chance of proving any of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt in court. Her “standard of justice” has been instrumental in causing BPD officers to flee in droves, in making it impossible to replace them, and in turning Baltimore into a hellhole, particularly for honest citizens in Black neighborhoods. For criminals in general and black criminals in particular, these are great days to run amok in Baltimore. As I’ve often written, Mosby, and the corruptocrats that run the city, have learned nothing:
Despite her lack of convictions in the case, she said ‘justice has prevailed because every single Baltimore police officer is being held accountable for the actions of a few’ through sweeping reforms that have been implemented in the department since Gray’s death.
Consider that. Every officer is being held accountable for the actions of a few. It’s no wonder BPD officers do only the bare minimum, and criminals, particularly Black criminals, run rampant.
Take a look at that face, gentle readers. If you were a Black Baltimore thug, certain the police will generally look the other way because City Hall has your back, wouldn’t he look like fresh, easy meat? The New York Post reports on a particularly fitting bit of irony:
A new deputy police commissioner in Baltimore got a firsthand lesson in the city’s crime problems — getting robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife, according to reports.
Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy had only started with the force in April after being brought in from New Orleans to help lead sweeping reforms, according to the Baltimore Sun.
He was robbed at 9 p.m. Friday by four men in a white SUV near Patterson Park, according to the Sun.
Two of the men, said to be about 18, jumped out and approached Murphy and his wife, showing a gun during the holdup, police said in a release.
They fled with multiple cellphones, the officer’s wallet and his wife’s purse as well as some cash, the reports state. No one was injured, police say.
Lest anyone think to call me racist because I speak of Black Baltimore criminals, remember three things: (1) the race card is always cancelled at this Internet ATM. Scream “racist!” all you like; I don’t care and neither do the decent, rational people that patronize this scruffy little blog. (2) The Black population of Baltimore is about 64%, and even in places where the Black population isn’t nearly as high, Blacks–particularly young men–everywhere commit crimes far out of proportion to their distribution in the population. (3) The people that robbed Murphy just happen to be Black. I don’t know Murphy at all, but he appears to be among the particularly clueless leftists who manufacture their own reality and expect the world to conform–actually, that’s most of them:
‘Obviously, every community, every police department is unique, but the success we had in New Orleans is directly transferable to here and we will modify it as necessary,’ he said.
As Sarah Palin would say: “how’s that workin’ out for yah, Murphy?” Baltimore is the most robbed city in America, and its murder rate has even surpassed Chicago’s:
The robbery came just a month after the department launched a new “crime reduction strategy” that it said would ‘reduce the victimization and fear of victimization of violent crime in Baltimore City.’
That has apparently not worked out quite as Murphy intended. However, two local youths were arrested:
Police have charged two 16-year-old youths in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a deputy police commissioner and his wife, a Baltimore Police spokesman confirmed Friday.
Kahree Fowlkes, of the 5100 block of Terrance Drive in Nottingham, and Kamal Godwin, of the 1400 block of N. Central Ave., were arrested Thursday and charged as adults with armed robbery and related charges, according to police and court records. Court records show the two teens are accused of participating in other crimes within days before and after the Murphys were robbed.
Both teens also have been charged as adults with an armed carjacking that occurred Saturday, July 20, one day after the incident with Murphy and his wife, court records show.
Godwin also is charged with unlawful taking of a vehicle, armed robbery and assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred on Thursday, court records show.
The two young thugs might, for the first time in their lives, actually end up facing some real consequences, but only because of who they unwittingly chose to rob. Murphy has taken a rather expansive view of things:
Murphy said at the quarterly consent decree hearing Thursday that the incident has not discouraged him.
‘It was certainly a difficult incident, but I’m committed to the work ahead. We’re here because there’s tremendous need for change in this city, and we’re here to transform this police department,’ he said on Thursday.
That might start with making it possible for the police to do their jobs for normal citizens of Baltimore, but of course, that’s a silly thought. We might also remember that the execrable Elijah Cummings who represents Baltimore in Congress is part of the problem. President Trump has taken notice as well, as Powerline reports:
As always, some have reacted with outrage to the president’s tweets. Some point out that other cities, like Chicago and New York, have larger rat populations than Baltimore. But they are also far bigger cities. When it comes to crime, Trump was on the money: Baltimore is indeed the most dangerous large city in the United States. We have described many times how the anti-police movement in Baltimore, led by the city’s elected officials, has driven the sky-high homicide rate there.
So as usual, liberals can squawk about the details, but President Trump was correct in substance.
The Left is squealing that Trump is a racist for daring to tell the truth about Cummings and Baltimore, but these days, calling someone racist is so overused, it’s pretty much a positive recommendation. Back in 2018, before she resigned after getting caught in what for Baltimore politicians amounted to relatively low grade corruption, Mayor Catherine Pugh got caught on camera complaining about rats and dead animals overrunning the city, as The Daily Wire Reports:
As the media and Democratic Party tries to portray President Donald Trump’s tweets about Baltimore as racist, a resurfaced clip from last year shows Democratic Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh complaining about the poor conditions in part of the city, specifically ‘rats’ and ‘dead animals.’
As Pugh toured the neighborhood, she said: ‘What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down. … Whoa, you can smell the rats. … Whew, Jesus. … Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals.’
What a racist! And if that weren’t enough, Bernie Sanders, the socialist/communist himself, actually visited Cumming’s district in 2015, and said:
Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation. You would think that you were in a Third World country.
Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.
Some would actually call this racist, so corrupted is any rational understanding or application of the term. Sanders did no more than make an honest and accurate assessment of what he saw, just as President Trump is doing. The only racists involved are Cummings, and those supporting him by reflexively acting out their terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome, which in its terminal phase, requires them to scream, “racist” at everything and everyone. In so doing, they maliciously ignore the Black residents of Baltimore and doom them to never ending degradation at the altar of race hustling leftism.
And in another bit of delicious irony, a rat the size of a small dog ran through a local Fox station’s report on Baltimore’s squalor. It must have been put there by Russians to help reelect Trump. Loyal Democrat rat would have kept under cover, or at least stayed in its City Hall office.
All the while, Baltimore continues to descend into third world squalor, and its Leftist rulers, whose experiment with applying the Ferguson/Baltimore Effect has been such a stunning success, are determined to apply even more Leftism, which as we all know, cures all ills, or at least kills the patients so Leftists don’t have to worry about cures.
Phil (the lesser) said:
“Baltimore authorities are cautioning residents amid a police shortage. On Tuesday, officials announced that the city is short approximately 500 officers.”
Mike McDaniel said:
Dear Phil (the lesser):
I’ve seen sources claiming the shortfall is as large as 1000, but that’s probably a bit high. I do know they’re lowering their hiring standards dramatically, taking in people with criminal records, drug problems, etc..
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