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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So why should the police do a job when the elected official's don't do theirs.Is that not a double standard?I remember 4 years ago a Craigslist post looking for anyone who can pass a simple test to become a Baltimore cop.Guess they got what they wanted.

I don't get it. The PRIMARY discussion isn't whether or not POLICE are doing their job,

the discussion is the BLACK COMMUNITY OF BALTIMORE!

It's the KILLING OF BLACKS BY BLACKS!!!

THAT"S THE DISCUSSION!!!

This what you get when you have all Dumbacrats in power. I don't blame officers why put your life on line for thugs and criminals,YES I said thugs

This is exactly what I expected in a situation where you have a few bad cops actions eroding the citizens confidence in the system as a whole.

Remember the old saying... a few bad apples makes for a rotten barrel.

The crime is stemming from no home discipline and why is that? Because it has been made a law that you can't beat that kid with a switch anymore. Another old saying is... spare the rod spoil the child. it comes from the Bible...

Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. Pro. 13:24 

How do you teach respect? Tell your child and explain it. If this doesn't work then deprive them of something that they like. If that doesn't work then beat the child explaining why and that the child brought it on themselves.

Remember Eli? The sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, meanwhile, were behaving wickedly, for example by taking for themselves all the prime cuts of meat from sacrifices, and by committing adultery with the women who served at the sanctuary entrance. He talked to them but restrained from using the rod. The family was cursed by God forever.

This is why our young are filling the prison house.

If there were ever a color could make up the major problem, it is Baltimore.  However, we can't just apply that to only Baltimore, now we have Cleveland, what city is next?

I live in a suburb outside of Baltimore, and I do not blame the police officers one bit for doing a whole lot of nothing. Every time they get to a crime scene or see something illegal and try to take care of the problem, the community swarms them and WILL not let them do their jobs. Now, they have to worry about being called racist, and having someone throw themselves to the ground claiming a cop hurt them whether in retribution or a scam to seek money from the city.

As for the liberal government that has run the city for the past fifty years, we KNOW they are the problem.

Talk about dropping the ball.

This is only part of the plan to cause people around the country to call for more gun control and the democrats will answer to there call. Fools only seem to follow another fool and the Democrate Party is simply full of fools. Starting from the top office to the bottom we are a country being ran by fools of all generations. Baltimore Md.is without a doubt being ran by total fools. A mayor that appointed a police chief that was under investigation himself before coming to Balitmore. Yes he to was a Democrat and fit the bill for gun control speech. Push the point guns have got to Go that's there only reason for letting the numbers get so bad. The problem is Liberals cause a problem then offer a fix, not a good or even right fix just a fix that fits there Agenda. Less the youth of this country wakes up and starts to make a stand for the rights of all people there going to lose the most because they have the longest to live under this kind of government. Youth never see the future just the present. Bad things will never happen to them. And by the time they wake up its to late. Maryland has been a democrat state as long as I can remember. And the state has been going down hill the same amount of time. The leadership has been some of the worst in the country All those years, there has been some good in between but with the power in the state senate a republican can't get much done to fix anything.

They can have just as many gun regulations as they can pass but only in their cities. But, will that change their circumstances, no, as long as you have no leadership in your law enforcement there will be no changes.  Where there is black leading black, you see what you get. 

' When you elect democrats this is what you get,'  i couldn't have said it any better in so few words. This is what the whole country has gotten for decades by electing low life democrats. But who are these democrats and more important, is who controls that party for years now?

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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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