Baltimore Residents: We Don’t Think the Police Are Actively Doing Their Jobs

Baltimore we have a problem!

And I’m not talking about police excessive force or the shooting of unarmed black men.

The numbers are startling.

In just 72 hours, this past Memorial Weekend 29 people were shot, 7 were killed.

This month is the city’s deadliest in more than a decade, since 1999.

There have been 108 homicides so far this year, up 40 percent from last year.

City officials are dumbfounded to say the least.

The mayor says it’s disheartening.

The Police Chief Anthony Batts blames, in part, the recent unrest.

“Officers tell me and their supervisors, any time they pull up to respond to a call, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them. We have to send in multiple units just to do basic police work, which says we have to work on community engagement.”

Batts has added more officers and presence in the Western District where most of the violence is occurring but so far it hasn’t helped.

“It makes it very difficult to follow up on violence that takes place there,” he said. “Clearly, they’re not holding back. They’re getting to those locations and getting surrounded. You have many citizens with hand-held cameras that they’re sticking in the faces of officers, an inch off the officer’s face.”

The real story however may not be anything Batts or the Mayor want to admit.

Arrests numbers are plummeting while the murder rate is surging.

Listen to a part of this report from my CNN colleague Miguel Marquez.

The officer’s voice is disguised for fear of retribution.

Miguel – “And morale? Where is morale for police officers?”

Officer –  “It’s in the sewers. It’s down.  It’s the worse of the worse I’ve ever seen in my career.”

The officer told Miguel the spike in murders and gun crime was the direct result of a coordinated police work slowdown.

Miguel – “Why do you think there is a great increase in the crime rate and the number of shootings in this town?”

Officer – “Officers stopped being proactive.

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Just what they asked for 

It 's Not Rocket Science, Every local ,State, or Gov. that has Demorats as the majority are a Rat hole . and are quickly destroyed.

California has a Democratic majority, and it currently has a budget surplus and falling unemployment. The only problem is an endless drought....

lets look at the facts....Baltimore has a 68% black population....the fire dept. is 58% black....the school district is 68% teachers are 72% council is 90% black.....the mayor is black....the chief of police is black....and the population is 54% black and are on welfare. so why are they blaming all of their problems on racism and the police, when it is the blacks that are in control of everything. the last 2 weeks Baltimore has seen record number of shootings and killings all black on black crimes. so you want the police to be less aggressive and be more friendly to the criminals and now that they are, you still blame the cops...and a few years ago Obama gave Baltimore 1.8 billion dollars to fix your what in the hell is your problem Baltimore????

Chris  besides that they need to get ride of thoes Gun laws and re-arm their people watch the crime stats go down !!.

Be very careful what you ask for! Because you JUST might GET IT!!!  Those thugs and stupid politicians can sit and spin in the mess THEY created.I'm hoping they all walk off the job and then laugh all the way to a new and safer city.

It is not rocket science.  It happens on a regular basis.  You either enforce the law every time or live with these consequences.  It is almost impossible to get rid of these Democrat politicians who have joined forces with the lawbreakers and side with their law breaking.  What criminal doesn't want the police to go away?  The distressing part, is this is exactly what happened in Detroit so the lesson is there in living color.  If you allow or condone the crime, the productive hard working people move away along with all of the money as well as the morality.  Then the people start preying on each other and Democrat politicians are free to line their pockets and SHAZAM!  YOU GOT DETROIT!   And now the Democrat Solution....SEND MONEY!

Can you say "DUH!"  I absolutely agree with the police, if the city officials won't protect them, it becomes the police job to protect them selves and fellow officers.

We have a anarchist in the white house, being the wonderful, light skinned  black man that he is, he will not be in the streets screaming for justice, instead he makes the case for the criminals in  poor black neighborhoods.  What the black thugs  hear is a green light to loot, destroy and attack the police.


"Police" ARE doing their jobs, their job is to terrorize and murder citizens.

the cops need to leave and go to another city with a mayor that supports them and where the thugs arent calling the shots in the city....I wouldnt want to be a policeman there in Baltimore or even live there...I'd be moving on OUT...this city has&was lead by radical progressive democrats...mayor says ok to riot and now the police have no more protection against rocks,stones..etc..GET THE HELL OUT OF Baltimore..let the soddom&gomorrrah people have it.

Are there any plans by the Tea Party to create an armed militia in Baltimore to fight crime? They would enable the Tea Party to win the allegiance of Baltimore residents!

That's what the National Guard is for, to be used against the criminal citizens of Baltimore, you know, the ones fighting for justice.




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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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