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Baltimore Becomes War Zone as Democratic Mayor Refuses to Fight Criminals but Pushes to Defund the Police

Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2021
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policeThe city of Baltimore is in the midst of a slew of homicides with more than 108 homicides and 215 non-fatal shootings this year as of last week–a 17% increase from this time in 2020 and a staggering sum for a city that still has some of the most restrictive lockdown protocols anywhere in the country. Now, outraged residents are asking why Democrat Mayor Brandon Scott is not doing more to address violent crime and calling on Republican Governor Larry Hogan to step in.

While Baltimore has long been one of the most dangerous cities in the country under Democrat governance, violent criminals have become far more brazen in recent attacks. On April 30, the 100th murder in Baltimore this calendar year took place in broad daylight in a residential area. The whole incident was caught on a security camera, which shows the murderer sneaking up behind another man in an alleyway before firing thirteen shots at point-blank range. One of the first victims in the recent killing spree, Kaylia Player, was just 19 when she died. Another victim, Efraim Gordon, 31, was fatally shot last Monday in what police believe was a botched robbery attempt as he walked to a nearby relative’s home. Gordon was visiting the United States from Israel for a cousin’s wedding at the time of his murder. That same day, two Korean women were violently attacked in their own store elsewhere in the city. Many of the suspects of these crimes remain on the loose as police, hamstrung by budget cuts and a lack of support from City Hall, struggle to manage the uptick in crime.

Not surprisingly, Mayor Scott was an early proponent of the “Defund the Police” movement, which appears to be emboldening criminals and straining already thin police resources in Baltimore. Earlier this year, Scott announced the creation of a task force that would “reimagine policing” – a now oft-cited phrase that is liberal jargon for gutting police budgets. According to the Mayor’s office, the task force would develop a “budget-reduction plan” for the Baltimore Police Department even as crime soars to record levels.

When Scott took office in January of 2020, he promised to reduce homicides by 15% each year, including getting Baltimore below 300 homicides during his first year in office. Three hundred thirty-five people were killed in Baltimore in 2020, and the city is on pace to see well over that number of murders in 2021. As long as Scott refuses to support law enforcement and take the necessary steps to crack down on crime, it appears unlikely that Baltimore will see fewer than 300 murders at any point during his tenure.

To make matters worse, Baltimore’s top prosecutor made headlines in March when she announced that the city would no longer prosecute crimes like drug possession and sex work offenses.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan responded to the recent surge with sharp criticism of Baltimore city leadership, saying that “[violent crime] seems to be the last thing that they’re concerned about and they need to come up with a real plan.” Hogan added that “I’ve been very disappointed in the record so far,” mentioning three specific ways that Baltimore could better combat crime: “Number one, we’d have to get tougher laws. Number two, we can’t defund the police, which is the mayor’s plan. We got to invest more in our police… and number three, we have to have a prosecutor that’s willing to prosecute crimes.”

Despite his unwillingness to face reporters or Baltimore residents following the wave of murders in his city, Scott wasted no time in responding to Hogan’s comments via Twitter, saying that “rather than relying solely on status quo ‘solutions’ and MAGA talking points, how about actually meeting with me to discuss violent crime, gun trafficking, or restarting the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council — as I’ve asked before?”

It is unclear why Mr. Scott believes calls to better ensure public safety and enforce the law are “MAGA” talking points.

Last Thursday, the Governor’s office announced that Hogan would meet with Scott and Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on May 13.

Baltimore’s ongoing crisis is just one among many playing out in ultra-liberal cities throughout the United States that reflects the unmitigated failure of Democrat governance. Mayors and City Councils, facing pressure from radical groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter, have chosen to side with rioters and anti-police activists and turn their backs on police departments desperately struggling to protect residents and property. While mainstream cable news and print outlets may ignore this violence because it is incompatible with their political agenda, AMAC Newsline continues to keep readers up to date on what is truly happening in America’s cities.

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Jocie Taylor
Jocie Taylor
3 years ago

We the people ought to get together and impeach him. One of those if you don’t want to do your job we’ll find somebody that will

PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

No different than any other Democrat run city in a Democrat run state.

the rebel
the rebel
3 years ago

This site appears to be monitored by the socialists since they are selective about comments they publish !!!!

FireGuy
FireGuy
3 years ago

the States Attorney is real P.O.S. Too. She has said they will no longer try certain minor crimes, such as prostitution, public urination, bulk weed possession without sales. They are destroying their own city. I wished our Governor would fence the city in and declare it hostile, send in the guard to clean it up.

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
3 years ago

Vote Democrat, Get Killed. It’s just the way it has always been.

CPOBill
CPOBill
3 years ago

Another loony left that can’t see with head in his ass.

Stephane
Stephane
3 years ago

I do believe the “good democrats” will finally understand that they will be losing everything if this worthless mayor keeps going. And the AG too. ONLY when they reach the bottom, will people change their mind. But IF they do not and keep voting the liars, treasonous, the worthless still in, THEY DESERVE WHAT THEY ASK FOR.

William Cohn
William Cohn
3 years ago

Typical Democrat run city. Problem: Soaring crime rates. Solution: defund the police. Works every time – NOT.

David Spade
David Spade
3 years ago

My wife and I will never, ever visit Baltimore again. This is not a safe American city to visit, even in the tourist areas. We had visited Baltimore about seven times since we were married with our children and member of our extended family. Each time, I felt less safe in the harbor area. When the then mayor let fires rage out of control five years ago in the protests, I knew that I would never go back. There is a wonton disregard for law enforcement all over the city. The corruption is rampant. There are better tourist locations in the Midwest where people can enjoy themselves in safe surroundings.

GKP
GKP
3 years ago

Keep voting for the liberal DEMOCRAT/S to run your garbage dump of Baltimore// So glad all these cities are being controlled by the Dementia King known as JOE BIDEN// another 100 days of these losers and the USA population will welcome a conservative leader like the TRUMPSTER//////

Hal
Hal
3 years ago

Yep. The DemonRats are so hard up for voters that they now are wholesale cooperating with the thugs and gangsters to create a working environment that they can use come election time. Baltimore (and a few other cities) have migrated from the ridiculous to the sublime in catering to the criminal element in our society. God help America … but true American citizens are going to have to start voting along Conservative lines to elect officials that don’t cater to the criminal element.

Sherrylees
Sherrylees
3 years ago

Bring back Trump which would p___ some people off but would MAGA! These bafoons are running American into the ground and they really don’t care.

jocko
jocko
3 years ago

HOPE THE libs KILL EACH OTHER

John Karkalis
John Karkalis
3 years ago

Makes a h*ll of a lot of sense, right! When I was stationed at Ft Meade, MD decades ago before shipping out to Vietnam, there were parts of Baltimore we were advised not to visit. It looks like things only got worse with time.
Sure, go ahead and defund the police, the only institution to assure law and order.
Sounds like the Mad Hatter’s tea party from Alice in Wonderland to me.
For the thugs, their mayhem and murder is just a means of “self expression.”
Phooey!!

THX 1138
THX 1138
3 years ago

This isn’t how one plays a chess game.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s quote:

““Number one, we’d have to get tougher laws. Number two, we can’t defund the police, which is the mayor’s plan. We got to invest more in our police… and number three, we have to have a prosecutor that’s willing to prosecute crimes.””

In chess, the goal is to corner the king. But in this case, who is the kingpin?
Following the money, leads straight to the George Soros’ of the planet.
As long as you replace those who are constantly being paid off by these types, you’re always going to be dealing with paid off Marxist puppets who can alter the laws to suit the agendas of the day or redirect police funding for utter stupidity, etc.
That’s is until you seriously focus on the kingpin, the bishops, knights, pawns, etc., will be bought off/replaced continuously time and time again!

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

The only way to explain it—-Anti-American, Communist morons that want to defund the Police, and who are the first people they will call when trouble comes knocking on the door —–THE POLICE —–They have S##T for brains

John Karkalis
John Karkalis
3 years ago

Patriot Will, I predict Baltimore will be in the text books (if it isn’t already) as a case study in total civic madness.
Killing with kindness? Tragically it is the innocent, the small business person who is killed.
Not to fear. The good Rev Al Sharpton will swing into town in his designer suit and calm the waters.
How do you define “bottom feeder”?

Lorey
Lorey
3 years ago

I hope the replubican governor doesnthelp Baltimore. They voted this mayor in. Suffer the consequences. Then can shoot him recall him attack his house. Im3sure 1 of these things will change his mind. Like Portland it took him by surprise when they attacked his house. Baltimore u got 2 do something. Take him 2 court & SUE HIM

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

Transgender?

George Washington's Admirer
George Washington's Admirer
3 years ago

Continuing ‘Liberal Agenda’ – Demonize the police, defund the police, delegitimize the police;
and bring chaos and disorder to our democracy. Liberals have this delusion that instead of police; there will be ‘social workers’, ‘day care providers’ for criminals, psychiatric care, and ‘bingo’. This ‘Liberal Agenda’ is delusional; and is not rooted in reality.

HocasPocas
HocasPocas
3 years ago

She’s working for the kingpin . As all democrats and some republicans seem to be doing lately. Wake up people. It’s about to be too late

Rehtarp
Rehtarp
3 years ago

The further destruction of a once great city by incompetent, agenda-driven liberal democrats. RIP Baltimore.

Santo Volpe
Santo Volpe
3 years ago

Recall the mayor

Rem
Rem
3 years ago

I remember when Art Modell silently moved the Browns from Cleveland to Baltimore. I do not know if he is still the owner, but whoever it is I wonder if he/she is considering another move. I certainly would.

Art A
Art A
3 years ago

Most of the governing liberal-LEFTISTS-are “not male” but whatever they claim their identity happens to be. BECAUSE THE “MALES” ARE BEING NEUTRALIZED AS IN KILLED. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE OF THE “HARBOR DISTRICT.” In my opinion most are BLACK and have drunken enough of the Kool-Aid. What no white cops killing black perps?????? Nothing to report on the garbage channels.

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
3 years ago

Well, let Baltimore solve their problems. Frankly, I don’t care===BETTER THERE THAN HERE!!

James Kelly
James Kelly
3 years ago

DEFUND THE DEMOCRATS!

DEFEND THE POLICE!

Enuf Said
Enuf Said
3 years ago

In places like this NOW– it is hard to tell the difference.

PATTYANN
PATTYANN
3 years ago

ABSOLUTE TOTAL INSANITY!

Darrel
Darrel
3 years ago

This is just one of the reasons why I want to move to a state that secedes. There is no reason or value of staying connected to all these democrats who are simply walking spokespeople of the devil. Let the all kill each other while the rest of us live in peace and flourish. The citizens of Maryland and Baltimore obviously love the way things are.

Phyl
Phyl
3 years ago

Maybe people will get smart (that would be a miracle) and vote in good conservative Republicans.

Brenda Bluntdespi
Brenda Bluntdespi
3 years ago

This is what happens when you don’t provide police what they need.

Collin
Collin
3 years ago

I don’t understand letting the criminals run free, what are Democrats thinking???

Walter
Walter
3 years ago

The Dems are full of hypocrisy. The cities will not solve their own problems. They are standing there with their hands out getting federal tax payer money to solve these criminal problems-so we are paying for it and nothing is getting done or getting better. And yet the Dems want these criminal to vote-Criminals lost their rights! I do not need a convicted felon or non tax payer or illegal alien or weak Dem politicians telling the American people where are tax money needs to go-are you kidding me. What do you think? For me I will Support the Police and NRA! Been stationed in other countries with brutal police without body cams and will beat you within an inch of your life-too many damn lawyers here trying to make a buck off of innocent victims. The Dems want to free all the criminals and they and the illegals will be moving to a neighborhood near you. But these Dem politicians have security-don’t they. Stop funding Politicians security now! Security is a top priority of our Constitution-to protect its citizens and defend our borders. This is not being done.

David B.
David B.
3 years ago

Funny how the Media and most people focus on specific outrageous issues going on that the Libs/ Commies/Marxists etc. are shoving up our… er, down our throats, when the Big Picture is actually we are at the beginning of the Great Reset. This global effort is like a huge steamroller, which will crush everything we have held dear for generations, changing most every aspect of our lives, stripping us of all individual Liberties, taking most of our wealth & land ownership, making us all equally miserable as the Elitists will rule over and watch our every move. The indoctrination of our kids is almost complete, the State-run Media is gleefully complicit, our ability to move around freely is being slowly, carefully restricted- every aspect of our lives has been carefully studied by the Global Elites in order to figure out how to keep us distracted while they carry out their nefarious deeds. And Clown-Biden was a gift to the “Cause”, so buckle up, and prepare for the worst while hoping for the Best.

R.S. Helms
R.S. Helms
3 years ago

Great article, and suggests that the Democrat controlled cities like Baltimore and others across the nation have adapted a major foundational element from the National Luciferian Socialist Democrat Party. It is called the Cloward-Piven Strategy… (Control through chaos).

RJ from Arizona
RJ from Arizona
3 years ago

People in Baltimore and people of Maryland don’t seem to care so why should the rest of the country? They made their bed, so sleep in it!

Judy
Judy
3 years ago

The Democrat Party is being overhauled by the Progressives who are nothing but the Commie Socialist Marxists Power Party! The C.S.M.P. Party, as I call it, doesn’t know the meaning of Democracy. A Sociopath is considered insane and yet they commit their crimes with cleverness and planning. The Demons in our government who were not voted in but injected themselves in are Sociopaths. No one I know in their right mind would do the things these parasites are doing. The Citizens need to rise up in these demon run states and say enough is enough! How many more of their children or family members have to die before they act?? Some Governors in some states like Ron DeSantis in Florida and Gregg Abbott in Texas as well as others are being defiant against the tyranny American’s are being subjected to. It’s a start, and the Convention Of States endeavor needs to get rolling right now!! I pray God has mercy on our country and leaders and stops the evil happening. Israel needs our prayers because the current illegitimate admin is putting our nation in further spiritual danger by not supporting Israel. I’m living in a time I thought I would never see with my own eyes. Our grandchildren only have hope in this world if our relationship with God is solid. May God save us and His people Israel.

Barry Courtnay
Barry Courtnay
3 years ago

Just about every second we breathe the left, some on the right, and the elite are trying to take our freedoms away. Then to replace them our (Freedoms) with chaos, pain, complete disorder, so we have to depend on them. They started this conduct many years ago. Slow at first just to go faster and harder to where they now think we are ready for the slaughter. This is the saddest time in History. If we can’t change this assault on America, we will never (live) the America dream again. I myself am just one person we need a mass movement to stop this takeover in its tracks. Get behind people that care. Don’t believe anyone, till you look into whatever they might be saying. Keep the ones you love close. You are the only one that can make a difference! The time has come to stand tall. Let’s all become WOLFS not sheep. The New Great Reset is already here. Pray, WE the People can stop this monster, we call the government in its tracks. God is with us.

Dennis Rigstad
Dennis Rigstad
3 years ago

We could solve two problems at once. 1) be able to rationally defund the police and 2) protect minorities from racist cops. All we need to do is to tell all cops that minority neighborhoods are off-limits for them. Any cop found in a minority neighborhood will be demoted or fired. But then cops won’t be needed in the minority neighborhoods because we will define charging a minority person as being an example of systemic racism. That ought to go a long way in reducing the murder rate!

D.P
D.P
3 years ago

Who in the right mind could even think that defunding the police, releasing criminals back on the streets and not dealing with crime would ever turn out good? Baltimore has (aside from Chicago) remained one of the most dangerous cities in the nation…..and now that the police are being hamstrung, just what might we expect. This is also happening in other communities, with leadership that is either plain stupid, or deluded. I am thankful I have little dealings in these larger cities….and pray for loved ones and friends who live in these troubled places. My son is a police officer and daily he has to deal with people….and he does it with patience, consideration and care….in spite of the fact that many citizens cat call him, distain him, and respond even on minor things like letting someone know they have a tail light out….respond with anger and often vile language. And this is not just from non-white individuals, even white folks are beginning to buy into the lie that ALL police are worthy of hatred. He had one case where he answered to a call about a beligerent drunk wielding a knife in a neighbors front yard….when apprehended (peacefully) the family in the house who did not call for the police came out screaming racial slurs and challenging the three officers present. Two days later, this same family called for help when one of their own fell and was injured…..police responded first and adminstered CPR and saved his life before the EMT’s arrived. The family suddenly realized these were the same officers they chastized several days before. The sargent spoke to them with cool reminder that they ought to be ashamed of themselves for their past actions and show a little gratitude for the quick response. But to no avail, they cussed him out. My son is now questioning the decision to become an officer….he is a two term veteran of the Iraq war, and wanted to continue to serve.
The law abiding, sensable citizens need to step up…..shine the light on these people who have it all wrong…..confront them peacefully with their own protests FOR the police. Go after these politicians who just don’t get it…..shame them. Defend the worthy police officers. Stand with them. Thank them.
Pray for them. Anarchy is not far down the road if we allow the onslaught against law enforcement to undermine our culture and society. D.P.

Jesse F Tiede
Jesse F Tiede
3 years ago

As ye sow, so shall ye reap! This once beautiful destination spot became a real sh_t hole under Democrat control, just as every other Democrat controlled area is a pile of sh_t!

David P Nelson
David P Nelson
3 years ago

This nonsense has got to stop! America is crumbling, quickly.

Steve
Steve
3 years ago

How quickly they forget that the main job of government is the safety of its citizens. It’s all about personal power and lining their pockets. Why do people keep voting for people like this?

aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

In the “Old West” it was called ‘thinning out the herd.”

Jonathon W Hood
Jonathon W Hood
3 years ago

Hey, there you go… Lets defund the police and see just how far lawlessness and mayhem can go. Play right into the hand of the criminal element. Yes, law enforcement should be pure and relentless but, they have to have the support that they need to perform their duties. Lets take away the armed security details of those empowered, elected officials and see how long it takes them to sing a little different tune.
I, for one, would no sooner live in one of these democrat control cities than I would live in my septic tank. I’m fairly sure that Baltimore is seeing an exodus of their policing forces, just as so many other cities like them are, as well. Hard to do any type of job with your hands tied behind your back. I am glad that I live where I am my own first responder and don’t have to rely on anyone else for protection and/or support.
Stay safe,
Jonathon (Jon) W. Hood
Elk Mound, WI
505.634.6996

Paula
Paula
3 years ago

If the citizens of Baltimore don’t stand up to their local government and demand more action towards crime they be be the next Portland. When the lives of your family are threatened on a daily basis by criminal elements you must hold the local government officials accountable.

Jay Hamilton
Jay Hamilton
3 years ago

The idiots in Baltimore who continue to vote in democraps are getting exactly what they voted for!!

Jeanne
Jeanne
3 years ago

That mayor is not a democrat. He is an anarchist. Why else would he do what he is doing?

DS M
DS M
3 years ago

Mayor Scott ain’t Black. He can’t be because what he is doing is racist.
Democrats on southern plantations used Blacks to inflict pain on Black slaves like the Democrats today are using Black politicians like Mayor Scott to murder Blacks in Baltimore today.

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