First it was stop arresting our homies. And the cops did just that. They reduced their presence in inner-city neighborhoods, although mostly it was because every time they drove into an inner-city neighborhood they drew a crowd of people screaming at them and threatening them.
And this story just goes to show that you can’t please everybody.
A meeting was held in an inner-city church where 40 people showed up to meet with police and ask them to return to their community and restore order.
One gas station owner’s parking lot had been taken over by thugs and begged for help, another man asked about the foot patrol officers that were promised. Arlene Fisher, a 67-year-old social worker, said more policing is necessary because corner stores are asking to stay open 24 hours.
Baltimore residents are desperate to get their communities back from the thugs who own the streets. But right now they’ve got a bigger problem than the Baltimore Police Department.
That problem would be the Obama administration Justice Department. The DOJ just released a report that damned the Baltimore Police Department and their treatment of minorities. Please remember the Baltimore has had a black mayor since the 70s, in recent decades the police chief has been black, the City Council is overwhelmingly black, and the Baltimore state prosecutor is black, she’s also incompetent.
The Obama administration thinks this haven of black electoral power is completely racist, and they’re going to fix it by making the Baltimore Police Department operate under very strict rules of engagement.
What that means is that the cops in Baltimore are going to have to treat thugs in the black community with kid gloves. Guess what happens when you do that? That’s right, the inner-city residents like the 40 desperate people who gathered together to plead for their community are just out of luck.
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