Thursday, May 28, 2015


West Baltimore residents worry they've been abandoned by the officers they once accused of harassing them.
In recent weeks, some neighborhoods have become like the Wild West without a lawman around, residents said.
"Before it was over-policing. Now there's no police," said Donnail "Dreads" Lee, 34, who lives in the Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex where Gray, 25, was arrested.

"I haven't seen the police since the riots," Lee said. "People feel as though they can do things and get away with it. I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren't pulling them up like they used to."

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said last week his officers "are not holding back" from policing tough neighborhoods, but they are encountering dangerous hostility in the Western District.

"Our officers tell me that when officers pull up, they have 30 to 50 people surrounding them at any time," Batts said.

At a City Council meeting Wednesday, Batts said officers have expressed concern they could be arrested for making mistakes.

They are now complaining saying that "I'm afraid to go outside.   "It's so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside.  People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, on the top of the block. These days? They're nowhere." 

Quite frankly, I am surprised they have ANY cops left in Baltimore.  They know thugs are going to try to kill them anywhere they go, and if they shoot in self defense they will most likely be prosecuted.

A few additional remarks…
The police are doing what they should do in Baltimore right now, answering 911 calls.  Don't stop and arrest someone you see mugging somebody or speeding or anything else that isn't reported by someone.  Don’t risk putting yourself in a situation where you have to make a split second shoot or don’t shoot decision.
Get your paycheck for doing less, and listen to the same people, who were rioting and destroying their city and the businesses, whine when they are assaulted or robbed and the police don't do anything about it.
There is less police involvement in the community and not arresting blacks because they don't want to appear racist.   Eventually the thugs will thin each other out, but I suppose black lives don’t really matter to people like Sharpton when the killer is also black.
Of course if they allowed people to get concealed carry permits on demand, if they're legally able to own a firearm, then the citizens could help police the neighborhoods and take out a few of the problem people.  But that’s never going to happen in a city run by Democrats…

The dollar costs of the recent Baltimore riots are starting to be added up, and they’re staggering. Not only are these figures climbing into the tens-of-millions of dollars, but Baltimore officials are looking for outside help to pay the bills — that means they want U.S. taxpayers to shell out to bail out the budget of a city criticized by many for doing little to stop the mayhem.


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