Arguably, this is one of America's most dangerous cities, where "everyday citizens" (everyday black citizens) have contributed to the complete breakdown in the authority of the white man's law, helping turn the city into the USA's version of Monrovia, Liberia.
|A 65 percent black city, henceforth dubbed "America's Monrovia"|
And though HBO's The Wire tried to humanize the downtrodden black population of this city, it's this population that is engaging in "everyday" malice toward Baltimore's viability. Blaming "gang violence" isn't going to work anymore, with police determining a "drug" connection in only 3 of the 224 homicides. [Batts: Crime Dropped for "Everyday Citizens" in 2013", Baltimore Sun, 1-2-14]:
With murders, non-fatal shootings and street robberies up in 2013, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts emphasized in television interviews Monday that crime affecting "everyday citizens" was moving in the right direction.
"It's not throughout the city as a whole," Batts told WBAL-TV of the violence. "It's very localized and unfortunately, it's with African American men who are involved in the drug trade and 80 to 85 percent of the victims are involved in the drug trade going back and forth."
"For everyday citizens, we are seeing those areas I mention drop. Burglaries are down, rapes are down, breaking into cars are down. All those categories are down," Batts said.
Though retaliatory killings, stick-up boys, warring drug crews are behind many cases that get publicized, murders and shootings also affect everyday people. Police dispatcher Alva Porter, whose son was gunned down in a barber shop in a brazen killing where bystanders appeared unfazed, is one example from 2013.
Another example: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 20-year-old cousin was killed in May.
Batts also said that "80 to 85 percent" of victims of violence were African-American men involved in the drug trade. But overall, only 84 percent of city homicide victims are black men.
And according to the homicide unit's analysis of this year, police determined a drug motive in just 3 of 224 cases (as of Dec. 17). "Argument" was the motive behind 18 cases, robbery was behind 13 cases, nine were domestic (official department Comstat data lists 13 domestic homicides this year, up 86 percent), and three were general "neighborhood" disputes.
"Everyday violence" in Baltimore is, invariably, an almost all-black affair (Source: Baltimore Sun)
A lack of impulse control.
Poor future-time orientation.
An inability to maintain the civilization white people left behind when they fled the blackening city limits of Baltimore.
95 percent of homicide victims in 2013 Baltimore (224 out of 235) were black people
But, hey, it's 'every people' that gun violence is affecting! [NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too, Baltimore Sun, 1-2-14]:
Asked for reaction, Tessa Hill-Aston, the president of Baltimore's chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said "all deaths are a serious issue because each one of those people are someone's loved one."
"Most of it is drug-related, but there's a lot more to all that," she said. She said "every day people" affected by gun violence include the mothers, wives, siblings and children of gun violence victims.
She extended the scope of those affected to include those impacted when someone whose relative is murdered doesn't show up to work the next day. "Everybody has a family member that works somewhere that impacts the community," she said.
Marvin "Doc" Cheatham, the past NAACP president and a West Baltimore resident, said he has a "great deal of confidence" in Batts. But he said the violence on the west side affected more than just those who were hit by bullets.
"We need more coverage, we need more foot soldiers, we need more patrol people on the ground," Cheatham said, noting that the Western District saw the most homicides in the city.The foot soldiers of the civil rights movement already cleared out white people for you to take democratic control of the city, Mr. Cheatham (one vote. one race. one rule). Why, the new fire chief of Baltimore (a total affirmative action flunkie) is the perfect metaphor for the concept of racial democracy, with his directive - straight from the black mayor - to "increase diversity" immediately and efficiently.
Most of the violence/murder/gun crime in Baltimore isn't gang-related, it's black related.
Will the last white person out of Baltimore not only turn out the light, but be sure to spray paint a name change on the 'city limits' sign: Welcome to