FEATURED ARTICLE: Whose Fault Is Baltimore?

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Baltimore DemocratsEDITOR’S COMMENT: These comments are MOST DEFINITELY A MUST READ in their entirety, as they, by far, provide the best insight and understanding of what has taken place in the city of Baltimore over the years, and whose fault is it that this once-great city has been greatly destroyed. I should add that I agree with 98% of the authors’ comments, except for the seeming conclusion that the Baltimore police should be jailed for murder, as I truly believe that we need to wait for the actual evidence, although, clearly, Freddie Gray’s death is highly suspicious.

By Monty Pelerin and James Quinn

The story of Baltimore is much bigger than the unfortunate death of a 25-year old. It is the death of a once-great American city.

There are two ways to destroy a city like Baltimore. One is to bomb it as occurs in war. The other is to kill it slowly via policies that destroy or drive out initiative, responsibility and pride. Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit and other formerly great American cities are a microcosm of the second way. They are examples of Liberalism unconstrained. Like a cancer, it works slowly but incessantly until it finally overcomes the organism it pretends to help. Read More..

Are The Baltimore Riots Being Manipulated?

Posted on April 29th, 2015

Baltimore Rioting YouTube ScreenshotBy Michael Snyder

Is it possible that there are people out there that are attempting to inflame the Baltimore riots for their own twisted purposes?  I don’t know if you have noticed, but there has seemed to be lots of unprotected police vehicles parked very close to where all of the protests have been happening.  The police had to know that those vehicles would be prime targets if violence erupted.  So where were the police while those vehicles were being smashed and set on fire?  And why did the mayor of Baltimore say that authorities purposely “gave those who wished to destroy space to do that”?  Yes, Freddie Gray really died.  And yes, the police really did brutalize him resulting in his death, and the outpouring of anger that we are witnessing regarding this episode of police brutality is very real.

But as Rahm Emanuel used to say, “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste”.  In recent days we have seen a whole host of politicians, “civil rights leaders”, and opportunists flock to Baltimore like bears to a honeypot.  We have also seen events unfold in a way that seems almost perfectly staged for television.  Yes, the anger of the rioters in Baltimore is very real, but is that anger being manipulated and used for other purposes? Read More..

Baltimore’s Arrest Policies Have Left Plenty of ‘Space to Destroy’ (and Mug) Ever Since Mayor Rawlings-Blake Took Office

Posted on April 29th, 2015

DID YOU KNOW? red Rubber Stamp over a white background. BasicBy Thomas Lifson

Many commentators have noted the paltry number of arrests last night in the widespread rioting and looting that afflicted a wide area of West Baltimore.  The Governor of Maryland is bringing in large numbers of National Guard troops and is asking for thousands of law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout the region to come and assist, so arrests may increase substantially of the thugs are out again today and tonight.

But when Baltimore authorities are in charge, arrests do not seem a priority. Colin Flaherty addressed the pattern of police behavior in Baltimore on these pages last September:

The idea that crime in Baltimore is going down comes up every time a case of black mob violence hits the local news. Which is pretty much all the time. Everything except that black part, that is, which they leave out.

Baltimore reporters are getting tired of having to constantly remind everyone how their city is safe — and getting safer.

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Violence Breaks Out in Baltimore

Posted on April 28th, 2015

The Wall Street Journal BoxPERSONAL NOTE: I am very saddened to see all the violent unrest and looting that has occurred in the City of Baltimore in the aftermath of the as yet ‘unsolved’ death of Freddie Gray. This is my hometown, where I spent many years, and where I continue to spend some time each year. Most of the citizens are honest and hard-working, who only want the best for their families.

Unfortunately, over the years a certain hoodlum and thug element has increased its presence in the inner city with somewhat disastrous results. Also, the political leadership has hindered much of the hoped-for progress in the inner city by fostering and adhering to the progressive mindset of political correctness.  A prime example of this was seen in the Mayor’s refusal yesterday to ask for the National Guard to be activated. Her delay only served two groups; the politicians, who always want to be politically correct, and had hoped the situation would improve on its own, and the rioters, who were given more time to perfect their looting practices. Meanwhile, the majority of the citizenry waited and suffered, as all they wanted was for order and a higher degree of safety to be restored as soon as possible. Read More..

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