The comical atmosphere of 65 percent black Baltimore and the city's black elected/appointed officials continues to provide the ultimate punchline for those willing to laugh at the state of America in 2015.
And if you can't laugh, you'll never, ever get the joke.
|The same day as Prince's "Rally 4 Peace" concert in 65% black Baltimore, 10 people were shot (three fatally)|
Prince made a visit to Baltimore for a special concert he dubbed a "Rally 4 Peace." He debuted his new song "Baltimore," an ode to Freddie Gray, which includes this lyric (repeated multiple times): “If there ain’t no justice / then there ain’t no peace.”
The "Rally 4 Peace" happened to fall on a day in Baltimore when the violence of individual black people collectively served as a reminder the community is only united in their hatred of white people, western civilization, and law and order. [Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continue, Baltimore Sun, 5-11-15]:
Ten people were reported shot in Baltimore on Sunday, including three fatal shootings that occurred within a span of about two blocks in Northwest Baltimore.
The shootings continued a recent wave of violence. The 10 shootings were the second such occurrence in four days, after 10 people were also shot Thursday.
Another homicide was reported Monday, as police said a man was fatally shot in the head in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. in Southwest Baltimore. At least 87 people have been killed in Baltimore this year, 22 more than this time last year, while non-fatal shootings are up nearly 50 percent across the city. The homicides also come as the city prepares for the Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.Though the May 2 "Victory Celebration" in Baltimore (held to celebrate black State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby sacrificial indictment of six Baltimore Police Department officers to the black mob threatening to burn down the city) heard such boasts of "Malik Shabazz in #Baltimore: "those kids throwing rocks & bottles are the greatest youth of our generation... they are revolutionaries!" and Shabazz brings Bloods & Crips up on stage, calls them "the new generation of defenders and protectors" of community. We "don't need police.", the reality is 65 percent black Baltimore is quickly headed to a situation where the lyrics of Prince's song "1999" come true. [Violence surges as Baltimore police officers feel hesitant, Baltimore Sun, 5-8-15]:
As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.
State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby's decision last week to charge the officers has stoked strong opinions across the country — including praise from those who want accountability and derision from some legal experts. But perhaps the most jarring effect has been on the Baltimore Police Department.
"In 29 years, I've gone through some bad times, but I've never seen it this bad," said Lt. Kenneth Butler, president of the Vanguard Justice Society, a group for black Baltimore police officers. Officers "feel as though the state's attorney will hang them out to dry."
Several officers said in interviews they are concerned crime could spike as officers are hesitant to do their jobs, and criminals sense opportunity.
Butler, a shift commander in the Southern District, said his officers are expressing reluctance to go after crime.
"I'm hearing it from guys who were go-getters, who would go out here and get the guns and the bad guys and drugs. They're hands-off now," Butler said. "I've never seen so many dejected faces. "Policing, as we once knew it, has changed."
Lt. Victor Gearhart, a 33-year veteran who works in the Southern District, said residents with complaints about police "are going to get the police force they want, and God help them."White police officers within the Baltimore Police Department should just resign en masse, knowing full well the pensions they work to earn will not be there when they retire (because tax-producing businesses are leaving the every demographically darkening city).
Let Malik Shabazz's Blood and Crips members (don't forget the Black Guerrilla Family!) be the protectors of the city, because he's correct: the black people of Baltimore don't need the police.
Jack Young, the black Baltimore City Council President, has already stood side-by-side with these "protectors of the city," apologized for calling them thugs and instead dubbed those responsible for violence merely "misdirected" youths.
And Marilyn Mosby just happened to attend the "Rally 4 Peace" concert in Baltimore on the same 10 people were shot (three fatally)... [arilyn Mosby Appeared On Stage With Prince During Ode To Freddie Gray, Daily Caller, 5-11-15]:
Marilyn Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, a Baltimore city councilman, sat on a couch on stage during Prince’s “Rally 4 Peace” benefit concert, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Prince performed “Baltimore,” a social justice anthem he released earlier this month in response to Gray’s death and to riots and social unrest in Baltimore.
“Nobody got in nobody’s way, so I guess you could say it was a good day, at least a little better than the day in Baltimore. Does anybody hear us pray, for Michael Brown or Freddie Gray? Peace is more than the absence of a war,” the song goes. “If there ain’t no justice than there ain’t no peace,” it continues.
“The system is broken,” Prince told the audience, according to the Sun. “It’s going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life.”
While Mosby did not speak to the audience during the concert, her appearance comes just two days after the cops in the case filed motions of dismissal and recusal.
The officers claim that Mosby has several personal, political and professional conflicts of interest and that she should remove herself from the case and allow a special prosecutor to take over. According to the Sun, Mosby’s husband gave her the tickets for the concert as a Mother’s Day gift.
Even before appearing on stage with Prince Sunday, Mosby has been accused of making statements that were seen as prejudiced against the criminal justice system.“I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,'” Mosby said when she announced charges against the officers.
Another example of Mosby’s alleged bias came two days before she announced charges — and as the case was still being investigated. The 35-year-old prosecutor told a group of church leaders, “[the criminal justice system] has historically and disproportionately affected so many communities of color, and what we’re seeing right now when we turn on the news and we open up the newspaper is that frustration.”
The anthem for the black insurrection in 65 percent black Baltimore is not Prince's new song, "Baltimore," but the apocalyptic rock-song "1999."
When you understand this joke, you'll truly realize our job was never to reform America, create an American renaissance or some American instauration, but to simply survive.