I'm not agreeing with the fact cops are not doing their jobs. But I understand why they are in a self preservation mode. They are looking at loosing everything (career, pension, house, family, freedom) because a thug lied.
Now Baltimore has reaped what is has sewn. Mayor Stephanie, are you proud of yourself? Marilyn J. Mosby, you still "fighting for justice" for Freddie Grey, are you gonna fight for justice for the 38 dead people killed by your city's thugs? I doubt it. No video for that.
Now the city had to dead with this, and this is an interesting take.
Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years.
The most recent killings claimed the lives of Jennifer Jeffrey and her seven-year-old son, Kester Anthony Browne. They were identified by Jeffrey’s sister, Danielle Wilder....
...Thursday’s deaths continue a grisly and dramatic uptick in murders across Baltimore that has so far claimed the lives of 38 people. Meanwhile, arrests have plunged: Police are booking fewer than half the number of people they pulled off the streets last year....
You can read the rest, but this is interesting.
West Baltimore residents worry they’ve been abandoned by the officers they once accused of harassing them, leaving some neighborhoods like the Wild West without a lawman around.
“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 chased down. “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.”...
You don't say Dreads.
...The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 on Thursday posted a statement from President Gene Ryan on social media saying that the police are “under siege.”
“The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest,” Ryan wrote. “(Police) are more afraid of going to jail for doing their jobs properly than they are of getting shot on duty.”...
...The mayor said her office is “examining” the relationship between the homicide spike and the dwindling arrest rate...
Forgive me mayor but your examination is worthless. But I found this interesting.
...Veronica Edmonds, a 26-year-old mother of seven in the Gilmor Homes, said she wishes the police would return, and focus on violent crime rather than minor drug offenses.
“If they focused more on criminals and left the petty stuff alone, the community would have more respect for police officers,” she said.
Ms Edmonds, how to stop the robber who is driving to hold up a gas station. You stop him for the broken tail light and when you run him you discover he's wanted for a minor offense. Then you discover he's a felon in possession of a firearm and he's booked for the felony. All without him killing someone in the middle of a botched robbery. Get it. Now get this, the mayor and prosecutor don't care about you. They have visions of grandeur in the Democratic party in their eyes. They hope for the Congress or a position in the cabinet and youget to live int he hood with no protection. Welcome to voting for liberals.