Following the death of Freddy Gray in 2015, Black Lives Matter activists and Baltimore city officials demanded a lighter police presence in patrolling the mostly black neighborhoods of Baltimore. Since then, the murder rate in Baltimore has plunged residents into what amounts to a concrete jungle.
At the close of the third quarter of 2017, Baltimore city data showed that crime rose almost across the board, and violent crime rose 15% compared to the same period last year. Police reported about 9,100 violent crimes through September, or 1,160 more than during the same period for the previous year. And if you are familiar with how most cities report crime, these numbers are considerably higher.
Reverend Kinji Scott, a Baltimore activist, is now saying city hall is to blame for leaving the neighborhoods unprotected and names the increase in crime squarely were it belongs—with Baltimore’s politicians and the liberal media. In an interview with NPR, Scott denies that Baltimore citizens ever wanted less protection and points his finger at the progressive left as the cause for the decrease in police presence:
“No. That represented our progressives, our activists, our liberal journalists, our politicians, but it did not represent the overall community. Because we know for a fact that around the time Freddie Gray was killed, we started to see homicides increase. We had five homicides in that neighborhood while we were protesting.”
But Baltimore can’t have it both ways. Scott and the citizens of Baltimore aren’t going to get more police presence while Baltimore protesters continue to carry signs that read things such as “disarm the police,” or wearing T-shirts promising to kill cops while city officials predictably tow a progressive liberal line. In a city where the Democrats have held power for decades and both the mayor and the chief of police are black, when is it time to admit liberal policies are not working?
But focusing on policing or lack of policing, is to miss the larger issue. Baltimore doesn’t have just a policing problem, it has a widespread racial hate problem. In my article, Dear White People: It’s Not About Cold Chicken, I reported on the epidemic of black violence and how violence against whites is increasing nationally. In cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Baltimore, blacks are engaging in “knock out” games that target whites or simply attacking whites based solely on their race. Baltimore’s historic inner harbor area has recently been plagued by violent and senseless crimes against white tourists.
In Europe, where terrible crimes are being committed by Muslims against indigenous citizens, people refuse to speak out, even to protect themselves or their property. Brits, Swedes, French and others can’t walk the streets at certain times of day or in certain areas, are assaulted or refused cab rides if they have a dog and are heckled and harassed by Muslim men in pubs while they stubbornly refuse to acknowledge that immigration is ripping their countries apart and hastening their demise.
Europeans have been dipped in the gooey, feel-good ideology of diversity—at all costs. To speak out against a Muslim population that refuses to integrate into European culture and values is to be deemed a racist. Compounding the problem is that, unlike Americans who have the Constitutional protection of free speech, Europeans can be arrested and prosecuted for voicing an opinion that isn’t politically correct.
Although the U.S. Constitution provides for free speech, speaking out about black hate and violence in America isn’t much different than what is happening across the pond. In fact, political correction is so widespread on the issue of race, it has effectively been silenced.
The media refuses to identify perpetrators of crimes by mentioning race, fails to report on black mob problems and fails to report accurately on crime statistics. The result is that the black population in America has, as a whole, devolved into an extremely violent culture that is accountable to no one.
In Europe, people can be arrested for telling racial and religious truths. In America, public figures, media and politicians are intimidated from speaking out against what is happening in the black community for fear of being doxed on social media, losing their jobs or having their safety threatened.
Black hate crimes and violence has reached epidemic proportions in large part because of groups such as Black Lives Matter and particularly after Obama’s eight divisive years in office. All major U.S. inner cities are experiencing the same types of mindless and cruel crimes as those terrorizing the city of Baltimore, and we must talk about it.
In my article, Black Lives Do Matter, I reported on the the culture of black violence in schools and how liberal progressives use the black community to push forward the same failed government policies and agendas that have been repeatedly shown not to work.
Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about black lives or it would focus on cleaning up the morally bankrupt landscape of broken black families, where 72% of black children are raised in single households and one out of every six black men is in jail. Black Lives Matter should care that 93% of black homicides are black on black crimes, this according to the Bureau of Justice.
Less police presence and unreported crimes will continue to leave Baltimore citizens surviving in a concrete jungle. The solution isn’t less police protection, but an honest admission about the problems plaguing a mostly black community. Until the media is forced to accurately report on black crime, Baltimore will continue to spiral out of control. Policing cannot be the problem and the cure, and those citizens who want a better Baltimore, such as Scott, must begin by speaking out against failed progressive policies.