Overall, it ain't been a good year for Baltimorons, and this past Memorial Day weekend was no exception. Barely a month removed from mayhem and ignorant animalistic hooliganism during the Mayor-sanctioned riots, the long holiday weekend saw 29 shootings in Baltimore with 9 of them fatal. Among the wounded was a 17-year-old boy shot in the arm and a 9-year-old boy shot in the leg, according to local sources.
|They get a lot of use out of that graphic
The violence began during the weekend and spilled into Monday, with two more people killed shortly after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D, as if that’s a surprise) met with the Baltimore Police Department to discuss the violence and likely lay the blame upon their shoulders. Oh, wait...there were three more shootings overnight Monday so the weekend total was actually 32.
It seems in the Charm City there have been 38 homicides so far this month and 111 this year. By comparison, New York City -- with a significantly higher population -- has seen 118 murders this year. To be exact, Baltimore had a 2010 population of a little over 622,000 and a greater metro area of nearly 2.7 million people. The Big Apple clocks in with around 8.5 million and a greater metro area of a staggering 24.5 million.
Her Mayorship is "disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that the city has made," said her spokesman, Howard Libit.
Progress? What in the serious f-bomb are you talking about? The Mayor gets quoted as saying the rioters had free reign to destroy a neighborhood. Businesses were looted and burned. People lost their jobs and livelihoods. Property, both municipal and private, was destroyed. What that bunch of scumbags destroyed in 20 hours will take 20 years to recover from. Hooray, Progress!
|This is Progress. Can't you tell?
However, not to be outdone by the 20th largest metro area in the country, the nation's third-largest city (and first in gun control), Chicago, saw a staggering 56 people shot over the holiday, 12 fatally. Hell, go here to see dashcam footage of a shooting this past weekend. And of course, this isn't an anomaly. It's the norm. Remember this article from last year?Every holiday weekend we get dozens shot in Chicago.
|Stay Classy, Chicago.
And this right after Supreme Leader Rahm Emanuel was sworn in to another term as Ringleader of the Freak Show that is the Socialist Republik of the Windy City, with an inaugural speech that focused on young people and violence. And right on cue, the guy in charge of the city with the most idiotically strict gun laws in a nation where your right to own a firearm is guaranteed by the Constitution, what did he do? Called for stricter gun laws!
You stupid mother effing liberals. You've shamed the Boy Scouts into banning water guns. You blame the NRA, an organization of legal gun owners and hunting enthusiasts, for your inner city crime problems, when the murders are committed by criminals with illegally obtained guns. And it doesn't stop there. A kid makes a finger gun at recess? SUSPENDED! A kid has a gun company logo on a t-shirt? SUSPENDED! A kid has a miniature plastic gun that came off an action figure six inches tall? SUSPENDED! A kid bites a Pop Tart into a shape that could possibly be construed as a gun if you close one eye and think Rorschach thoughts? SUSPENDED! So of course, stricter gun laws are in order. How much stricter can they possibly be? Banning the word "gun"? Ban the use of phrases in sports like "bullet pass", "shotgun formation", and "long bomb"? People will no longer be allowed to shoot the breeze or rifle through papers.
|Lovingly borrowed from my man SooperMexicn.
Oh wait. It gets better. Turns out Mayor Hyphenated Name of the Baltimorons expects you and me to pay for the riots. And by pay, I mean, quite literally, pay the cost of her idiocy and the criminal behavior of her constituents.
Dozens of stores smashed and looted. Hundreds of cars destroyed, including but sure as hell not limited to city-owned police vehicles. Over 159 fires set, including one that burned down an old age home. The city just released its estimate of damages and it comes to about $20 million.
You idiots. You let your animals out of their cages and allowed them to run amok and now you want the American taxpayer to foot the bill by raiding the coffers of something that is intended to help people after floods, fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. You know, actual natural disasters and not berserker rages by thugs and hoodlums.
|Sorry, Texas. Yp're a red state. Nothing for you; we gotta pay for rioters and criminal in a blue state.
Eff you sideways with a hack saw.
So, in the past year, liberal-controlled Chicago and Detroit have festered and continued to decline further into decay. Democrats fiddled while Ferguson burned. Liberal Baltimore is a freshly-picked scab oozing ichor. What's next? Funny you should ask. Could be another of the cities I've mentioned before, in a list of the ten most dangerous cities in America.
In my humble opinion, Cleveland is the next Liberal stronghold to ignite and burn. It's been out of the national spotlight for awhile after Just a few days ago, a white Cleveland cop was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting deaths of a black man and woman in 2012 following a car chase.
The officer, Michael Brelo, was one of 13 officers who fired 137 rounds in 18 seconds at Timothy Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, who were killed after a chase on November 29, 2012. Officer Brelo fired his pistol 49 times, including at least 15 shots after he reloaded for a second time and climbed onto the hood of Russell’s 1979 Chevrolet Malibu and the other officers had stopped firing. The chase started downtown after reports of gunfire from the car; prosecutors said the noise apparently was the result of the car’s backfiring. More than 100 officers in 62 cars pursued the car for more than 20 miles at speeds that reached 100 miles an hour. They began firing when the car was stopped and cornered. Russell was hit 23 times, four of the bullets fatal. Williams was hit 24 times, seven of which would have killed her.
|Kabul? Nah, just Cleveland.
I wasn’t there, of course, but it does sound more than just a tad excessive. Still, if you've done nothing wrong and have nothing to hide, why run? Why lead 62 cars and a hundred cops on a 20 mile chase?
In the aftermath, the Cleveland Police are under double-secret probation and are being kept on a very short leash by Democrat Mayor Frank Jackson. And, as expected, there were protests.
|Ferguson Resistance? But this is Cleveland?
|That doesn't endear you to people. It pisses them off and your ass is gonna get run over.
After the verdict came on Saturday, 71 people were arrested during protests, but the streets have remained calm since then. Most people were arrested on misdemeanors, but four were arraigned Tuesday on felony charges. One, a high school senior, 18, was charged with assault and rioting. A 21-year-old art student was accused of throwing a rock at the police and of assaulting an officer, because art students are so peaceful.
But wait...Al Sharpton has arrived to save the day. Huzzah! Call the TV stations!
How come he owes the federal government $3 million in back taxes but still walks free to race bait and make money off tragedies? And his daugter sues the city of New York for $5 million after allegedly spraining her ankle and receiving a permanent injury falling on a city street, yet is spotted all over the Interwbz in heels ( hard to do with busted up ankles) and CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN in Nepal. A scamming liar like her father. The rotten apple never falls far from the tree.
Back to Cleveland. Why do I say it's next? Because hot on the heels of this acquittal, two other high-profile police-involved deaths still hang over the city: a boy holding a pellet gun fatally shot by a rookie patrolman and a mentally ill woman who died after officers took her to the ground and handcuffed her.
The deaths of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson occurred just eight days apart last November. An investigation by the Cuyahoga County sheriff's department into Tamir's death is nearly finished and ready to be given to county prosecutors to decide whether to pursue criminal charges against the patrolman.
The status of the investigation into Tanisha Anderson's death is unclear. A medical examiner said she died of positional asphyxiation, which means she couldn't breathe, and ruled her death a homicide. Tamir and Anderson, like Williams and Russell, were black. The rookie officer who fatally shot Tamir is white. In the Anderson case, one officer is white and the other is black, although a family lawsuit does not make an issue of race. That's up to the good people of the NAACP, revcom (The Revolutionary Communist Party) , #blacklivesmatter, and other sundry organizations.
|Yup, these protests are brought to you by communists and home grown terrorists.
It's gonna be a long, hot summer, kids. Plenty of time to foment hate, riot, loot, burn, and blameshift. And we still have the long holiday weekend of July 4th to murder your fellows as we celebrate our freedoms, so make sure to shoplift some more ammo, Dem-Led Inner City Dwellers!