|"The Prize" of racial control of Baltimore is all the ruling black elite care about. Black-on-white crime? Foot soldiers in the war for control|
A country where the dispossession of whites is nearly total.
Well, if you're one of those dwindling members of the white population of Baltimore, Maryland, you are living in a nearly identical situation, where the numeric majority of blacks have democratically ensconced themselves in power and daily enjoy the spoils of such a conquest.
The murder of a 51-year-old white bartender, Kimberly Leto, by two blacks males (16-year-old Allen Pinkney and 14-year-old Alonzo Gorham-Ramos, with the latter already a father) is sending shockwaves through the Afrikaner-like population of caucasians left in Baltimore. [Woman's death in burglary leaves Southeast Baltimore reeling: Residents putting pressure on police to step up patrols after Kimberly Leto's death, Baltimore Sun, 2-4-14]:
Residents in Southeast Baltimore have been unnerved by the notion that a resident would be killed by apparent strangers in the security of her home overlooking Patterson Park.
City Councilman James B. Kraft, who represents the area, has said he is increasingly frustrated that the city has not heeded his calls for more officers on foot patrol
Mike Beczkowski, who leads neighborhood crime awareness walks in Canton, said he doesn't understand why the mayor's office or police haven't responded to Kraft's requests.
He said neighborhoods in Southeast Baltimore are "the wealthiest in the city" and "prone to more criminal attacks like this."
"Despite repeated requests, the mayor says we can't have them and has sent them elsewhere," Beczkowski said. "We plan on flooding her office with calls and emails until we do."
He has advised residents to take their own safety precautions. "Our advice is for everyone to get a burglary system to help prevent break-ins," Beczkowski said.
"Our safety requires ongoing vigilance.""Ongoing vigilance."
One of the country's top policing experts now hired in Baltimore to reshape the city's Police Department is speaking out about what he calls "respect crime" -- the reason Baltimore has seen such a surge in violence.Though no leader will dare stand and demand that as a clear minority (Baltimore is 63.5 percent black and 28.2 percent white), whites deserve a united voice and that Kimberly Leto deserves true justice, those black people united in keeping power in their hands will still support the Vanguard Justice Society - a black-only police organization - and the Vulcan Blazers, a black-only firefighter association in Baltimore.
In his book "Firefighter," Herman Williams (the first black fire chief in not just Baltimore, but any major American city) noted members of the Vulcan Blazers were mad with him that he didn't immediately engage in ethnic cleansing and fire all whites once he was appointed head of the department:
To my surprise and disappointment, my old colleagues in the Vulcan Blazers, the African-American firefighters' organization I helped found, started criticizing me in the community and with the NAACP. Some of the anger came from unrealistic expectations, because there were some black guys who really expected me to do some "ethnic cleansing" in the department, throw out the whites, and appoint only blacks. I could brush that off as just nonsense. No city official in Baltimore history had done more for black empowerment in city government than I had at Public Works, Transportation, and now the fire department, where frankly just about every day I as playing footloose with the regulations to get what I wanted. (p. 249, Williams)Translation: we are in charge now, so we must enact payback upon those white people who remain in our city for what their ancestors did to us.
Black racial solidarity was on display in 1999 when the majority black city elected a white mayor (Martin O'Malley), largely due to the fact a law-abiding black candidate couldn't be found: a black pastor, Rev. Frank M. Reid, endorsed O'Malley and was promptly uninvited from a black Baptist Convention held in Baltimore for his "betrayal." [Ministers withdraw invitation to Reid: Baptist group notes pastor's endorsement of O'Malley for mayor, Baltimore Sun, 9-21-1999]
|By process of black candidates having criminal records and eliminating themselves, Martin O'Malley was elected mayor of Baltimore in 1999. Most of the black community was irate a white person could be mayor of their city...|
Oh, but it gets better. Some black power brokers sided with O'Malley (because he was the only Democrat without a police record) noting he had a history of "empowering African Americans." [A Divisive Mayoral Race in Baltimore, NY Times, 8-8-1999]:
After weeks of political chaos featuring 27 declared mayoral candidates, six of them with arrest records, a campaign showdown loomed noisy as summer thunder here this week in a rowdy scene outside City Hall.
''Man, you're stabbing us in the back,'' one black politician shouted at another as demonstrators disrupted a news conference, called to endorse a mayoral candidate, and drove their rivals across the street.
But the demonstrators' target, Howard P. Rawlings, the State General Assembly delegate, was determined to go forward with his role as a political kingmaker. He called on this gritty city's black majority to support the leading white mayoral contender, Martin O'Malley, a city councilman.
''O'Malley is a new generation of white political leadership,'' Mr. Rawlings, who is black, declared after he retreated from the hooting and hollering demonstrators, bused to City Hall on Thursday by the rival campaign of Lawrence A. Bell 3d, the City Council president and the leading black candidate.
'O'Malley has a track record of empowering black Americans,'' Mr. Rawlings said in front of the television cameras.
Mr. Bell, who had been increasingly upset at the rise of Mr. O'Malley from the status of also-ran to possible unity candidate, was nowhere in sight on Thursday. But his political lieutenants directed the disruptive rally and denounced the potentially decisive endorsements of Mr. O'Malley as treachery by ''so-called pseudo-Negro political leaders."
Again, a black majority in a neighborhood/community/school/city/nation means that they must be charge. Baltimore's White Shadow, CBS News, 8-13-2001]:
"We should have an African-American mayor," says Rev. Gregory Perkins, a civil rights activist who has been active for decades. Perkins argues that whites usually vote along racial lines and therefore so should blacks.
Asked whether his first choice will always be the black candidate, Perkins says, "Most definitely." But isn't that what people fought against in the 1960s – viewing things purely in term of race?
"In America, it's a reality," says Perkins. "And I'm convinced no one can represent me like me."Brown University political-science professor Marion Orr would be much more forward with his rationale for electing a black mayor: it's our city, and a black mayor is symbolic of this victory over white racism. It's our prize. [MAYORAL RACE:Seeking the City's Top Job Becomes a Study in Black and White, City Paper, 8-11-1999]:
The election of a white mayor at this stage would likely leave a bitter taste with many African-American leaders and cause friction, Orr says: His or her ability to bring people together would be hampered by a sense among African-Americans that they “lost the prize.”
Many agree with Orr that Baltimore, a 60-plus-percent-black city facing mammoth social and economic challenges, should elect an African-American mayor. Miles reckons a white mayor could accomplish what he or she wants from a management standpoint; given Baltimore’s strong-mayor form of government, any chief executive has considerable leverage to shape the budget and round up City Council votes for pet bills. But in terms of human dynamics, Miles says, “it would be a city managed under a great deal of tension."
“If O’Malley wins, the big problem is going to be when he tries to govern the city,” Hopkins’ Crenson says. “People are going to be watching him for the slightest hint of favoritism toward whites, the slightest bit of racism. The symbolic political quotient is going to get very high.”What happens if the elected black officials show the slightest hint of favoritism toward black, does that qualify as the slightest bit of racism?
"The prize" was always about racial control of a city, and that's why blacks wanted Apartheid to end in South Africa; that's why black people want to maintain control of Baltimore.
O'Malley did try and do a few good things once in office, like ape Bratton's police policies from New York City. Unfortunately a zero-tolerance policing strategy would prey upon blacks in Baltimore, since blacks in the city are virtually the only demographic committing crime. [Black officials raise zero-tolerance fears: O'Malley tells group that enforcement will not be race-based, Baltimore Sun, 12-21-1999]:
Concerned that zero-tolerance policing could increase racial profiling by police, about 20 African-American elected officials met yesterday with Mayor Martin O'Malley to ensure that officers do not target suspects because of their race.
State Del. Howard P. Rawlings, who organized yesterday's meeting, said it was the first in which African-American City Council members and state legislators met with the mayor "to discuss an issue of such significance."The black community isn't that worried about crime in Baltimore, only maintaining control of the city and ensuring that police policy doesn't remove to many registered voters from streets. This is obviously the case, since black jury nullification is the hallmark of justice in majority black Baltimore. [Baltimore mayor may count on sympathetic jurors, Fox News, 1-15-2009]:
If Mayor Sheila Dixon goes to trial before a Baltimore jury, it might include some of the best friends she could hope to find.
The city's jurors _ often poor, uneducated and distrustful of police and prosecutors _ have historically been sympathetic to defendants, most of whom are black.
"Jurors in Baltimore city, typical jurors, they render verdicts from the gut," said Warren A. Brown, a city defense attorney for more than 20 years. "To hell with the law, to hell with the facts, they will render a verdict that they think is fair, is right."
And while Dixon isn't your typical defendant _ among other things, the city's first black female mayor is accused of stealing gift cards meant for needy families and treating herself to fur coats and pricey hotel stays on her developer-boyfriend's tab _ her attorneys are already playing to potential jurors by portraying the case as a witch hunt by the state prosecutor.
Her attorney, Arnold M. Weiner, ridiculed State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh, a gubernatorial appointee who investigates public corruption, for his relentless pursuit of Dixon and his failure to indict her on a more serious charge, like bribery.
"The state prosecutor went on a journey that was nothing but a big circle," Weiner said.
A study released in fall 2008 by the Abell Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank that examines poverty in Baltimore, found juries in the city less likely to convict defendants than those in the surrounding suburban counties. The study cited both socio-economic factors _ the Baltimore jury pool is poorer and less educated than in the suburbs _ and race _ the city is two-thirds black and 92 percent of defendants were nonwhite.
The definition of justice: protecting the people, the black people from the racist judicial system of Baltimore. Remember: this is the city that gave birth to the 'stop-snitching' movement, where witness intimidation is championed on the streets. The police strategy of 'keep talking' was greeted with laughter, while rappers touting 'stop-snitching' continue to be celebrated.
And control of city hall means a repudiation of the crime-fighting techniques introduced by the white mayor. [Rawlings-Blake says city won't return to days of 'mass arrests' under O'Malley: O'Malley's police department arrested one out of six Baltimore residents some years, Baltimore Sun, 9-20-2013]:
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released a statement this afternoon, saying her police department would not return to the days of "mass arrests" under Gov. Martin O'Malley's tenure as mayor.
"Returning to the days of mass arrests for any and every minor offense might be a good talking point but it has been proven to be a far less effective strategy for actually reducing crime," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement.
Recently, the governor has argued for increased arrests in Baltimore as a way to combat violent crime. O'Malley, who advocated zero-tolerance policing policies while mayor, says he is concerned that Baltimore has stalled in its crime-fighting efforts, emphasizing that arrests are only half of what they were during his time as mayor.Crime is increasing. Homicides are increasing.