Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Baltimore Makes National News!!!

Baltimore gets its fair share of national news coverage. Unfortunately, it's usually for the wrong reasons - fraudulent Mega Millions Lottery claims, arrested mayor, visits by the incompetent Governor, murders, assaults, drug abuse, shootings, sexually transmitted diseases. The hospitals in Baltimore are rated as great hospitals because they get so much damn practice. Shock Trauma doctors can can save shooting victims in their sleep. You get the point.

Recently Baltimore made the news again. This time when a Virginia man was filmed, robbed, beaten, stripped, and robbed again. Oh, and beaten some more.

I have two favorite parts of this video. First are the claims by the Baltimore City Police spokesperson that this kind of crime isn't going to be tolerated. Yes it will. It's tolerated every day. It has been tolerated for decades. Nothing has changed. The only reason they are claiming it will not be tolerated is because it is on the national news.

Second is the outrage. Please. Again, this happens all the time. The only difference is that it was recorded this time. This is why you avoid going into Baltimore City at all costs. It is not safe. This is why they film crime shows here. There's a lot of crime. The city is dangerous. Do not be fooled by the rhetoric of the politicians and community leaders. If the city was not dangerous, then thousands of people would not be leaving Baltimore City every decade.

And the perpetrators will be prosecuted with hate crimes, right? Yeah, don't hold your breath on that one.

1 comment:

Kent Allard said...

If the "demographics" were reversed in this incident it would be deemed a "hate crime" and would be getting 24/7 national media attention. The perpetrators in this aren't very far up the evolutionary ladder from pack of wild, opportunistic animals.

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