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Thread: Homicide down 3.8% in Baltimore!

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    Regular Member Dreamer's Avatar
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    Homicide down 3.8% in Baltimore!

    Despite the fact that Baltimore Police detective Brian Stevenson was brutally and tragically killed (with a brick) this weekend (just one day before his 38th birthday) over a parking spot at a downtown club,

    And three non-fatal shootings occurred,

    And last weekend, 5 people were killed in Baltimore shootings:

    the rates for homicide and non-lethal shootings in Baltimore are down this year.

    Baltimore Police recently released an update stats on shootings and homicides:


    174 Homicides

    335 Non-Fatal Shootings

    2009 (as of Oct. 18)

    181 Homicides

    366 Non-Fatal Shootings

    So Homicides are down nearly 4% and non-fatal shootings are down just over 9%.

    I'm sure Gansler and O'Malley will say this is because of the "tough gun control laws" in MD.

    I reckon it's more because of the nation-wide ammo shortage...

    Meanwhile, Baltimore is one of six cities to recently receive a Federal grant to study, and I quote, "Gun Suppression"...

    I'm assuming this study is about keeping guns out of the hands of "the wrong kinds of people" (and we all know what that REALLY means...), and NOT about actually putting Suppressors on firearms...

    Should be called a study on "Anti-Gun Oppression"--that would be MUCH more accurate...

    I think Mayor Rawlings-Blake summed it up honestly when she said to the press, "With this additional support from our federal partners, we will continue to enhance our gun suppression strategies."

    How about instituting a policy banning off-duty cops from going to the hoody clubs downtown? That seems to be playing out very badly for BPD. Whether the officers are killed, or are the killers, it seems that off-duty lethal altercations at Baltimore "hot spots" is becoming a running theme with the Baltimore PD in their off-duty hours...
    Last edited by Dreamer; 10-18-2010 at 10:52 AM.
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    Regular Member Sonora Rebel's Avatar
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    Baltimore is a lost cause. Maryland overall is beyond the point of salvage. It's only a matter of time. You can't legislate behavior.

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