View Full Version : Baltimore Residents: Murder Rate Shot Up Over Less Police Presence

04-26-2018, 05:20 PM
As Baltimore grapples with its highest per capita record for homicides, some resident blame a lack of police presence in their neighborhoods as a reason for the city’s gun violence problem.

One Baltimore, Md., pastor argued that more police need to patrol the city’s neighborhoods in order to better protect the locals, according to an interview with NPR published Sunday.

“We wanted the police there,” Rev. Kinji Scott told NPR. “We wanted them engaged in the community. We didn’t want them beating the hell out of us, we didn’t want that. We need the front line police officers and we need the heart of the black community to step to the forefront of this discussion. And that’s when we’re going to see a decrease in crime.”

Baltimore reached 343 homicides last week as city leaders struggle to come up with ways to fix the violence. Mayor Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, released a holistic crime plan, aimed at cracking down on poverty, opening up access to local community colleges to students who might not be able to afford it and working to better train officers, while the city police commissioner touted the recent addition of new hires to the force.

If the 343 homicides is for 2018 Baltimore is way ahead of Chicago with only a paltry 147 homicides.. Extrapolating Bulletmore's present homicide rate through December 31, 2018 in theory the number of murders would be over 1000. Plus, the weather hasn't gotten warm yet.


Angry Old White Man
04-26-2018, 08:45 PM
The weather and the fact the NBA and college ball is aired, there is always less crime... the game is more important than killing and looting. :biggrin-new: