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.
The topic of that article was primarily the descent of Baltimore into something resembling a third world combat zone. Baltimore surpasses Chicago in mayhem. But as one might expect, the Democrat politicians that have run the city for decades cannot possibly bear any responsibility, as Fox News reports:
The mayor of Baltimore says local leadership isn’t to blame for the city’s increasing homicide rate, telling reporters on Wednesday he’s “not committing the murders” himself.
Bernard ‘Jack’ Young, who took office in May, said during his weekly press conference that ‘there’s not any lack of leadership of my part.’
Well, of course not! Leftists can never be blamed when their policies cause harm can they?
‘That’s what people need to understand. I’m not committing the murders. The police commissioner is not committing it. The council is not committing it. So how can you fault leadership?’ he questioned. ‘You know this has been five years of 300-plus murders, and I don’t see it as a lack of leadership.
So, to sum up 1500 plus murders can not rightly be blamed on the city government, or their policies? Leftism is an ideology of convenience, so of course, accepting any level of responsibility is just not something leftists do. Instead, when leftist policies fail to fix problems, and, in fact make those problems worse, they never look in the mirror or contemplate why their “woke” ideas failed. No, instead, they call for more of what failed.
In Baltimore, neutering the police has led to, more and worse crime. I know shockingly shocking right? And Mayor of Baltimore Bernard “Jack” Young has floated really progressive ideas like this
The new mayor of Baltimore one of America’s most dangerous cities rival factions to put down their guns and put up their dukes.
During a Sunday speech at an anti-gun violence rally, Mayor Bernard ‘Jack’ Young — who took office after Catherine Pugh resigned in May amid scandal — advocated organized fights as a means to solve disputes without using weapons.
‘There’s mediation. If they wanna really settle them, we can have them down at the Civic Center, put a boxing ring up, and let them go and box it out,’ Young told WBAL.
He said that if boxing were the option, ‘the best man win, and the beef should be over.’
Sure, because the guy who loses the fight would never EVER go get an illegal gun and shoot the guy who kicked his ass right? Of course the idea the mayor floated is fraught with idiocy. Of course, what else would a reasoned person expect at a rally targeting not violent criminals, but guns? The left, is stuck on this notion that guns, rather than criminals, cause crime. Please go read the rest, and all of Mike’s writings on Baltimore, and the Freddy Gray fiasco