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From the Baltimore Sun in 2018:

‘Neighborhoods are crying out’: Baltimore has highest homicide rate of U.S. big cities

By LUKE BROADWATER and IAN DUNCAN
THE BALTIMORE SUN |
SEP 25, 2018 | 6:55 PM

Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities last year and the second-highest violent crime rate overall, according to new data from the FBI.

The grim news was the latest reminder of the sustained cycle of violence that has gripped the city since 2015, when the annual number of homicides soared above 300 for three consecutive years after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody.

Baltimore’s current Carnival of Murder can be timed precisely to Black Lives Matter’s Freddie Gray memorial riot in downtown Baltimore on April 27, 2015.

There were 342 homicides in Baltimore last year, 56 per 100,000 people who live in the city. That’s the highest per capita in the city’s history and, according to the FBI report Monday, the highest rate of any American city with more than 500,000 people. It’s also significantly higher than the rate in other big cities.

Detroit, which had the highest overall violent crime rate for 2017, ranked No. 2 in homicides, with 40 per 100,000 people. Memphis, Tenn., followed (28 homicides per 100,000), then Chicago (24 per 100,000), Philadelphia (20 per 100,000) and Milwaukee (20 per 100,000).

Baltimore’s replication of the Ferguson Effect is one of the more memorable in the history of the social sciences.

Here is the rolling average of homicides per previous 365 days. The Red Dot represents Freddie Gray Day, April 27, 2015 when Black Lives Matter rioted, the mayor said they need their space, and the cops semi-permanently retreated to the donut shop.

 
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  1. JohnnyD says:

    All the people denouncing Trump and defending Baltimore, especially Michelle Obama, would never live there in a million years.

  2. Kronos says:

    Any sign if marketing departments are picking up on this? It must be effecting advertising somehow.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  3. Tiny Duck says:

    Baltimore is violent because of crazy gun laws and segregation

    Just read Nikole Hannah Jones

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

    So in essence white supremacy is the cause of Baltimores problems

  4. Mr. XYZ says:

    It’s quite sad, isn’t it? With that kind of homicide rate, a person who lives in Baltimore for 80 years (essentially from birth to death) has roughly a 4.5% chance of being murdered.

  5. Clyde says:

    ‘No human being would want to live there’: Trump calls Baltimore a ‘disgusting, rat infested mess’ that is ‘far worse’ and ‘MORE dangerous’ than the southern border in scathing attack on ‘brutal bully’ Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings

    In UK Daily Mail today

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Mike_from_SGV
  6. AndrewR says:

    Semi on-topic:

    This is the top story on CNN.com. headline: White mobs attacked black people. They fought back.

    https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/07/27/us/red-summer-1919-racial-violence/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

  7. “It’s completely unacceptable for the political leader of our country to denigrate a vibrant American City like Baltimore, …Mayor Bernard Young

    The mayor claims “vibrant immunity” from criticism. Not a parody.

    • Replies: @Thea
  8. Hail says: • Website

    56 [homicides] per 100,000 people

    If the entire USA had this rate, there would be 188,000 homicides/year.

    In the 6.5 years of US heavy military involvement in Vietnam (late 1965 to early 1972), the US military lost 58,000 men (dead) (at the same per capita rate today, it would be just under 100,000). If the Baltimore homicide rate were US-wide, there would be 1,220,000 murders in a 6.5 year period, or 21x the US military death rate in the Vietnam War.

    WWII: US direct combat involvement was 44 months (Dec. 1941 to Aug. 1945), for a loss of 420,000 men (dead) (at the same per capita rate today, would be right at 1,000,000). If the Baltimore homicide rate were US-wide, there’d be 700,00 murders in a 44-month period, slightly less but comparable to the US military death rate in WWII.

  9. all black “problems” have parasitical elements: crime/welfare usage/affirmative action (low IQ)/section 8. The best strategy for whites is to ignore them, then abandon them. Maryland would make a great Haiti. Get your mulatto elites to run things and all’s well for Mr Whitey

    • Replies: @OpioidGodsGift
  10. Paul says:
    @JohnnyD

    The Obamas are far too hypocritical to live in Baltimore themselves.

    • Replies: @JohnnyD
  11. J. Farmer says:

    Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Hmm…what could these cities possibly have in common? Wait, wait…don’t tell me…it’s right on the tip of my tongue.

  12. indocon says:

    On this one, I think Donald is finally getting in everybody’s head in the media empire, none of the major media establishment webpages have Trump statement on Baltimore as the top story now.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  13. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Carnival? Maybe we need to institute a “Carousel” a la Logan’s Run for Baltimore criminals.

  14. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    56 homicides per 100,000 is about the rate of El Salvador, which has the highest homicide rate of any country in the world.

    • Replies: @a reader
  15. https://www.yahoo.com/news/outrage-trump-brands-mostly-black-baltimore-infested-mess-172645866.html

    Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore ‘infested mess’

    “Cumming (sic) District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the president wrote, calling it “the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States.”

    “No human being would want to live there,” he said — in an attack ostensibly provoked by Cummings’ criticism of the harsh conditions facing would-be asylum seekers at the Mexican border.

    “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous,” Trump charged.

    The president’s morning diatribe ignited a storm of criticism, less than two weeks after the US House of Representatives condemned him for “racist” comments targeting a Somali-born lawmaker.

    The top Democrat in Congress, Nancy Pelosi — whose father served as mayor of Baltimore — accused Trump of a “racist” attack.

  16. Johnny789 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Exactly. If White people still lived in Baltimore it would still be a fun place to live. Hon.

  17. @Mr. XYZ

    It’s quite sad, isn’t it? With that kind of homicide rate, a person who lives in Baltimore for 80 years (essentially from birth to death) has roughly a 4.5% chance of being murdered.

    It rather depends on who they are, though. I suspect that young black male gangsters who live in the ghetto have a much higher than random chance of being murdered, whereas female professionals who live in the tonier suburbs have a pretty decent chance of making it to 80.

  18. @AndrewR

    Always a relevant news site, that CNN.com

  19. CCZ says:

    Keep up to date, follow the action map, and take a guess on the final Baltimore “murder bowl” homicide number for 2019.

    https://homicides.news.baltimoresun.com/

    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
  20. Daniel H says:
    @Tiny Duck

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

    Tiny, whites are fleeing for their lives. For their own and that of their children. What else can they do?

  21. I live near there. In the past week, there have been three high profile crimes BEYOND the nightly murders. A deputy police commissioner and his wife got robbed on the street, another police employee got his car stolen, and a mother carrying a 5-month-old baby got pistolwhipped and robbed. Black teens* working in groups were behind these crimes.

    But…I’m not here to tell you about that. I’m here to tell you this is just what gets reported. If you actually go in that area, it’s Third World insanity: Car chases between civilians, prostitutes on the streets, drug deals in broad daylight, and general chaos.

    Meanwhile, the Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is obsessed with legalizing marijuana. No matter what crime goes down, this is her go-to subject.

    The nearby suburbs think they’re safe. Ha! It’s starting to bleed out to the ‘burbs. In the upscale town of Ellicott City, the Wal-Mart switched from automated checkout to cashiers in the overnight hours. Why? The massive amount of shoplifting. The checkout had been self-serve during those hours for about a decade, but the upswing in crime the past few years prompted the change. Sad!

    * In case you’re wondering who these criminals are, they’re the ones Democrat candidates and newspaper editorial writers refer to as “children” as a way to manipulate public sentiment.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Houston 1992
    , @DodgUSA24
  22. @JohnnyD

    Kudos to President Trump. He is, after all, just trying to start a dialogue.

    Isn’t this an essential part of that Conversation On Race that we are always admonished we need?

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  23. What percentage of these homicides are community improvement, though? Druggies killing druggies is a GOOD thing.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  24. I remember reading in ’05 or thereabouts, that Baltimore’s murder rate stayed right around 300 a year, overall, year in and year out. Maybe this breakout above 300 is significant, what do I know?

  25. @Tiny Duck

    “white flight is the direct cause of Black problems.”

    That’s one of the more racist things ever posited here.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  26. Hank Yobo says:

    Ellicott City isn’t very far beyond the 695 “pale” of urban settlement. Hunt Valley, however, can already enjoy a diversity bonanza thanks to its position as the northern terminus of the Light Rail system.

    • Replies: @Days of Broken Arrows
  27. Anonymous[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-sanders-baltimore-20151207-story.html

    “Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders told reporters later at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Bolton Hill. “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  28. Kronos says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yeah, but when homicide goes up, all the lesser crimes rise as well. Also, the value of your home will decline. Someone must know this, but what crime decreases home prices the most?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  29. Kronos says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Even when black violence causes black flight Tiny?

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  30. @Days of Broken Arrows

    How can and how will Johns Hopkins university cope ?

  31. @Clyde

    You’d have to get rid of a lot more besides rats before that city could become civilized and habitable.

  32. nebulafox says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Even my openly socialist, old-time leftist brother (I’ll give him credit, at least he has nothing but contempt for the Vox types) thinks Conover has a face that seems to be specially designed to accept the human fist. And he’s a former wrestler and tight end/offensive lineman, so I expect the physics of how Adam’s head would react to the impact would be entertaining to simulate.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  33. @CCZ

    Somewhere there must be a betting pool with an over/under.

  34. @Hail

    Excellent comparison to WW2 deaths.

    Slightly OT, you can shock the average (historically illiterate) millennial when you point out the US WW2 death rate averaged out to 2000 per week. And the Russian death rate was 30 times higher (~ 20 million total).

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  35. Negroes are gift that just keep on giving. We need to pull all the police out of negro neighborhoods and let nature take its course.

  36. @Kronos

    Someone must know this, but what crime decreases home prices the most?

    1. Diverting electrical power and cable TV past metering systems.

    2. See below.

    3. Not separating your recyclables.

    4. Public drinking from brown paper bags.

  37. @Hail

    If the Baltimore homicide rate were US-wide, there’d be 700,00 murders in a 44-month period, slightly less but comparable to the US military death rate in WWII.

    Keep in mind, neither Normandy or Iwo Jima had a 21st century trauma center smack in the middle of it.

    In Baltimore, the shooting is done by a motley bunch of goofs who don’t even know how to keep their pants up. What would the homicide rate look like if either the Wehrmacht or a bunch of American good old boys were pulling the trigger?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Bugg
  38. @Tiny Duck

    Who was that little girl that got on that bus,Tiny? Was it you? Was that little girl you?

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  39. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny789

    Might be little proto-John Watersish, but not violent or filthy.
    Ever seen the original Hairspray?

  40. Anonymous[440] • Disclaimer says:

  41. Anonymous[440] • Disclaimer says:
    @mikeInThe716

    you can shock the average (historically illiterate) millennial when you point out the US WW2 death rate averaged out to 2000 per week. And the Russian death rate was 30 times higher (~ 20 million total).

    Why should we trust Soviet numbers?

    • Agree: utu
    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @J.Ross
  42. @Jonathan Mason

    I wonder if that goes the other way,too. Would a female professional living in an affluent suburb have,perhaps,a lesser likelihood of committing homicide than a black ghetto drugdealer?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  43. Kronos says:
    @J. Farmer

    What about malt liquor? I hear where malt liquor, watermelon, and menthol cigarettes go, bad things happen. Are these the roots of urban decay?

  44. @Kronos

    @Tiny Duck knows, as apparently you do not, that POCs (always excepting NAMs, it goes without saying) do not possess agency. Anything remotely dysfunctional about POCs and their colorful cultures, folkways, lifestyles and crime rates can always be traced back to YT. Always!

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Anonymous
  45. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    either the Wehrmacht or a bunch of American good old boys were pulling the trigger?

    One of those things is not quite like the other, but still, American “good old boys”
    have some fire discipline and some marksmanship. If they spent more time shooting and less time fondling their guns many would be pretty good.

    As opposed to hood rats who are a danger more to “to whom it may concern” than the target they actually intend to hit.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  46. @Hank Yobo

    And then there are Towson and Owings Mills. They used to be upscale. But both the Light Rail and proximity to the city ruined the malls. I know several people who bought places around there and have watched property values decline.

  47. @J. Farmer

    I know! It’s populated by DEMOKKKRATS!!!!!!!

  48. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

    Yes because No whites = shithole.

    • Agree: Realist
  49. Joey says:

    I always liked that line from Oliver Stone’s “Salvador” where James Woods’ character Richard Boyle asks Jim Belushi’s Dr. Rock what he thinks of El Salvador:

    “I’m telling ya man, everywhere I turn there’s dogs screwing other dogs, there’s pigs in the streets… it’s like Baltimore or something ferchrissakes.”

    He says this while they’re barreling down the road and have to swerve around some drunk Salvadoran staggering in the middle of the street.

    • LOL: Autochthon
    • Replies: @Autochthon
  50. Anon000 says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    The Negro: A Menace to American Civilization by R.W. Shufeldt, M.D., Major, Medical Department, United States Army (Retired), (Boston: The Gorham Press, 1907), p. 54-55:

    “So far as I am at present aware, no such comparisons have been made in the case of the unadulterated population of whites in the city of Washington. But it is as true now as it always has been, that the contact with a naturally criminal race, if constant and long-sustained, by a superior, sounder and better race, the latter in time will, morally, slowly but surely deteriorate through the sheer force of circumstances, not to say example. The crime of the one people is almost, nay, quite certain, to involve the acts of the other, and transitory acts in time become habits, and habits define the characteristics of the whole people. As long ago as 1891, I pointed out that the negroes in Washington constituted but one-third of the population, yet they furnished the great bulk of the criminal cases of all kinds. The police report ending for June 25, 1890, exhibited the following terrible record sustaining what I have just stated: Assaults on policemen, 162, by whites 75, by colored 87; assaults on special officers, 25, by whites 9, by colored 16. Last year three policemen were killed by negroes, two when attempting to arrest them, and there is scarcely a year that this does not occur. The article to which I refer I published in Science (Vol. xviii, No. 445, New York, August 14, 1891; pp. 94, 95), and in it I further said that in The Star (a Washington newspaper), of December 24, 1888, it was shown that there were then in jail, awaiting trial or sentence for murder, 16 persons, 2 white and 14 colored. Two years after (March 26, 1890), there were on the calendar 18 murder trials, the greater proportion by far having been committed by negroes.”

  51. Speaking of Detroit:

    Did they mug this guy for his lunch money? Can’t really inspire me to feel pity for him when he has a face which looks like that.

  52. Kronos says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    Every night is “Purge Night” in the Hood.

  53. Charles says:
    @Houston 1992

    Re Johns Hopkins: Not too long ago I read – perhaps right here on the Unz – that J.Hopkins was creating its very own police force. Not “security” guards, but honest-to-goodness armed policemen.

  54. eah says:

    OT (not Baltimore, but could have been — try harder Baltimore)

    A new and interesting ‘gone wrong’ category:

  55. Jungle life. Monkey business on a sunny afternoon.

  56. JimDandy says:

    Also, why aren’t there more black place kickers in the NFL? Why aren’t people talking about THAT?

    • LOL: Laurence Whelk
  57. Anon7 says:
    @Houston 1992

    When I visited there a year ago, there were pairs of security guards standing on the sidewalk every 50 yards between the city and the university, day and evening, 7 days per week. Never seen anything like it anywhere else.

  58. @Johnny789

    Why would a sane human live in a chimp house at the zoo??

  59. @Kronos

    Oh, there’s marketing, Jerry.

    Giddyup!

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  60. @Charles

    Something the University of Chicago did decades ago.

  61. Elijah Cummings is a very low IQ negro that hates white people.

    So, what else is new?

  62. It is well past time for us to fund the Freddie Gray Memorial Heroin Distribution Center. It is the only way this city can heal.

  63. @Anonymous

    The F.U.S.A. is a shit-hole country; it is no more a “rich nation,” just because it still has enclaves of rich assholes in their gated communities, insulated suburbs, and penthouses high above the peasants, any more than India, Brasil, or the Philippines – which all have those things, too.

    Is the F.U.S.A. at Haitian levels of fuck-cockery yet? Wel, no. But give it time.

    The inertia and denial are pathetic, like a forty-year-old who tells himself he is yet “young” and speaks condescendingly about “middle-aged” people – as if a whole Hell of a lot of us make it much past eighty….

    The F.U.S.A. is no more some wealthy bastion of freedom and stability (I concede it once was, in my own memory) than Britannia rules the waves or all roads lead to Rome.

  64. @Jonathan Mason

    female professionals who live in the tonier suburbs

    The suburbs aren’t included in the city’s murder rate. Baltimore can be confusing because the city and county have the same name, but are not coterminous.

    There are still nice neighborhoods in Baltimore City, but they tend to be central, often row houses, and not on the suburban edge. There is even gentrification.

    https://www.greatamericancountry.com/places/local-life/great-neighborhoods-in-baltimore

  65. EK says:

    Lots of information about Baltimore and Cummings’ district: https://twitter.com/LechMazur/status/1155314777608114176

  66. @eah

    A fellow I worked with moved to the Southwest. He threw a party at his new apartment. Some guy insulted some chick. She stormed out.

    A little while later, she came back with her boyfriend. Her armed boyfriend. He didn’t shoot the offending man, he shot my old co-worker. Fatally.

    So, yeah, “drive-by shooting gone wrong” happens all the time.

  67. @Anon7

    thanks! I must check to see if JH reveals their security spend ……maybe the city state or feds are picking up some of the tab

  68. @Anonymous

    Why would anyone trust numbers from the American government? From any government? Governments are, intrinsically, but collections of pathologically conniving and manipulative people. If recent events – those of, say, the past fifty years – have not revealed with glacial clarity to you that the F.U.S.A.’s government is just as despicable as any other, and more so than many, you’ve not been paying attention.

    Even Cincinnatus was a fluke or a myth.

    • Replies: @bomag
  69. @Anon7

    Johns Hopkins crime data: I have not gone thru it to draw conclusions

    https://publicsafetyinitiatives.jhu.edu/maps-data/

  70. ‘When I visited there a year ago, there were pairs of security guards standing on the sidewalk every 50 yards between the city and the university, day and evening, 7 days per week. Never seen anything like it anywhere else.’

    Huh. Lessee. That works out to something like 66 men per mile. Maintaining 24 hour coverage with vacations and sick leave would bring that to about 300 men per mile.

    If it were a section of the Eastern Front, that would come to about 6000 men manning a twenty mile section of the front line. A bit light…but I imagine there were German divisions that found themselves stretched that thin.

    Of course, to be fair, the security guards presumably can’t call in artillery. However, I assume there are flying squads of reinforcements available to reinforce any sector that starts seeing infiltration.

  71. Anon[284] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    “Aggravated battery” for shooting a guy dead? That turns into jaywalking in the plea bargain. I think that undercharging violent black criminals is part of systemic hidden reparations in America.

    When you are driving around with a guy and the two of you are looking to shoot someone, if anyone ends up dead for any reason everyone involved is guilty of murder under conspiracy law.

  72. Anonymous[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles

    I think a lot of universities have this: they have all the powers of cops but focus their energies exclusively on the area around the university. I assume it’s done as a collaborative thing with the local PD and the university pays their salaries. University of Chicago and Yale both have this arrangement iirc.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  73. Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities last year and the second-highest violent crime rate overall, according to new data from the FBI.

    The grim news was the latest reminder of the sustained cycle of violence that has gripped the city since 2015, when the annual number of homicides soared above 300 for three consecutive years after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody.

    Unrest

    Sometimes I think the little subtle words that slide right by have quietly lead us to destruction. Baltimore did not have a RIOT (specifically a RACE RIOT) but rather (un)REST – isn’t there some cognitive theory that the mind doesn’t really process negative prefixes but rather only hears the root word? (DANGEROUS vs. unSAFE).

  74. Clyde says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Isn’t this an essential part of that Conversation On Race that we are always admonished we need?

    Trump initiates this all important conversation nad all he gets are brickbats and cries of “racist”.

  75. @Anonymous

    Oh, give me a break. Are you some narrow-minded jerk from Brooklyn or San Mateo?
    Because that’s the kind of uninformed, snarky remark I expect from such people. Why not throw in a hilariously original quip about rural people and incest? Audie Murphy was a good old boy. Chris Kyle was a good old boy. Gary Gordon was a good old boy. Hell, Andre Jackson, Ethan Allen, and Francis Marion were very much good old boys. I served with plenty of good old boys, and they were easily the most competent group of any; I expect other veterans will agree. Don’t act like these guys are all doofuses from Kornfield Kounty who like to go fishing with M-80s.

    Were the German soldiers of the Reich also respectable? Sure! But no more so than any American good old boy.

  76. the rolling average of homicides per previous 365 days.

    What’s with the noticeable drop at the tail end of the Bush years? In fact, there are subtle troughs more or less coinciding with presidential election years.

  77. Moses says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Outrage as Trump brands mostly-black Baltimore ‘infested mess’

    I love this. Moar outrage please.

    Even normies hear Trump and agree “Yeah, Balto is a sh*thole.”

    Even normies notice that das ist verboten to criticize anything Black, even when it’s a sh*thole.

    It’s all good.

    Moar. MOAR!

  78. BenKenobi says:
    @indocon

    He’s in their heads most definitely.

    Ostensibly in order to own Drumphf on the Baltimore controversy, Huffpo just ran an article denouncing greedy jewish landlords:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/jared-kushner-elijah-cummings-donald-trump-baltimore-kushnerville_n_5d3cf3e0e4b0c31569ebebf6

  79. @Joey

    Thanks; I never heard of this film but I will now watch it.

  80. @Tiny Duck

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

    You’re just jealous, Duck.

    • LOL: Unladen Swallow
    • Replies: @Realist
  81. @Mr. XYZ

    With that homicide rate, why don’t the residents of Baltimore have a right to seek asylum in Canada or even Mexico?

    An minimum, they should have a human right to asylum in Northwest Washington DC…

    • LOL: Hail
    • Replies: @Moses
  82. @Tiny Duck

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

    Come, come, now – surely it’s indirect at most…

    I jest – actually your formulation contains all the correct values, but in the wrong order. It should read:

    Black problems are the direct cause of White flight.

    “White Flight” is a weird complaint if you reduce it to a person-to-person relationship:

    I hate you! You are evil! You are the cause of all my problems! Hey, why are you going away?? Come back!! Wait!!!!

    • Agree: 95Theses
  83. @Clifford Brown

    “The Trousers Come Down” is more like real life.

  84. MikeW says:

    I’m amazed that so many support Trump’s comments on Baltimore, they’re just way out of line. They’re similar to Hillary’s comments about deplorables: if you want to become President, or remain President, you shouldn’t insult millions of people in one casual comment. Trump should also keep in mind that 11% of Baltimore City voted for him – he’s bashing some of his own people.

  85. @Anonymoose

    Did they mug this guy for his lunch money? Can’t really inspire me to feel pity for him when he has a face which looks like that.

    oof – not what you’d hope a police commissioner would look like:

    • Replies: @Black Death
    , @Autochthon
  86. Anonymous[169] • Disclaimer says:



    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-cr-robbery-arrest-20190726-bccgfwcepbgrph5tky7bghp4v4-story.html

    https://www.wbaltv.com/article/baltimore-police-commissioner-michael-harrison-interview-crime-violence/28522785

    I went to school in the Baltimore area. Even walking around for a late night bite in the Inner Harbor didn’t feel safe. Past few years I’ve read conflicting reports about urban renewal and new business but Otakon (large anime convention) moved to D.C. a few years ago. That’s a lot of money gone… and not coming back. After college I considered renting in Hampden or Fed Hill for the easier commute, decided I’d rather the long drive from HoCo than get shot one day.

    The city really does have charm, damn shame it’s so vibrant

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
  87. The grim news was the latest reminder of the sustained cycle of violence that has gripped the city since 2015, when the annual number of homicides soared above 300 for three consecutive years after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody.

    There’s nothing new or interesting here–well, other than Trump letting his inner Trump out as he starts ramping up for re-election.

    But what continually annoys me is the whole passive, human-agency-less propaganda the media churns out.

    This damn “cycle of violence” has gripped the city. Ok, then arrest that [email protected]$#%@&*%#@r!

    An honest headline would be something like “Baltimore’s young black males are still on a violent rampage, killing about a person a day, since political activists started a protest riot over the criminal Freddie Gray breaking his back during his lawsuit seeking antics and dying in police custody.”

    If all the people who perpetually whine about this murderous black violence, actually wanted to end it–they could end it. Concealed carry for employed upstanding citizens. Mass arrest of bangers. Zero tolerance on anything–drugs, carrying, loitering, visible underwear. Serious jailtime to get people to flip, plus reward money to get shooters ratted out. Then non-nonsense public executions of the shooters. Take out the trash. The joint would be at least habitable in a year. Keep taking out the trash and mandatory sterilization in return for welfare case and in a generation the joint could be a decent place for black people to live.

  88. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    Depends on what you call ‘good ole boys’. I wouldn’t categorize any of the people you mentioned that way, although they may have had elements of that. To me, a GOB is a goober, likeable, not especially dumb, but not an overachiever by any means.

  89. @Laurence Whelk

    “White Flight” is a weird complaint if you reduce it to a person-to-person relationship:

    I hate you! You are evil! You are the cause of all my problems! Hey, why are you going away?? Come back!! Wait!!!!

    This same inverted casuality is the essence of all minoritarianism: You bigot, you are oppressing me … you must let me in!–your country clubs, your Harvard, your white shoe law firm, your schools, your neighborhood, your nation. You vile hate filled bastard, you must, must, must … let me be around you!

    • Replies: @Kronos
  90. Meanwhile, magic dirt theory failing in Sacramento. Journalists at a loss.
    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/sacramento-tipping-point/article231662913.html
    “Why a school in one of Sacramento’s wealthiest neighborhoods is failing rapidly”

    • Replies: @Moses
  91. Anon[794] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. XYZ

    You don’t get it. Sociopaths like to live in violent ghettos because ‘anything can happen at any moment.’ Sociopaths think danger is FUN. They like watching someone being gunned down in the street. They get off on that. Black ghettos are crammed to the brim with criminals, and they just love that violence. It’s better than TV for them.

  92. • Replies: @eah
    , @Ed
    , @El Dato
  93. @Laurence Whelk

    As the old vaudeville joke went, “Never let that bastard back in here– unless we need him.”

  94. You know what would really solve Baltimore’s problems really fast?

    A couple more holocaust museums.

    • Replies: @Jasper Been
  95. Lurker says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Or is it a brutal Darwinian selection process? The most ruthless and violent thinning out the herd.

  96. @eah

    A Chicago man is believed to have accidentally shot the driver of the car he was traveling in dead, in what police are calling a drive-by shooting gone wrong

    Easy to do, if you’re in the right hand seat and target shows up to the left of the car. That’s why the Somalian policeman in Minneapolis was criticized heavily for shooting past his partner as well as killing the white woman. The Somalian is just lucky that he didn’t kill two people that night, and _nobody_ was going to work with him from there on out.

    Firearms are more tricky to work with than one might think.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @William Badwhite
  97. Baltimore’s replication of the Ferguson Effect is one of the more memorable in the history of the social sciences.

    What “replication crisis”?

  98. eah says:

    St Louis area — 14 children killed since May; community activist speaks about gun violence

    From St. Louis City to St. Louis County and across the river to the Metro East, a total of 14 children have died as a result of gun violence since May…The youngest victim was 2 years-old the oldest 18.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  99. Lurker says:
    @Anonymoose

    You want:

    You’d settle for:

    You get:

  100. @Colin Wright

    It’s a formation that assumes the three man mugging team mentioned elsewhere in comments. OK as long as that’s the threat, not so good if there’s a coordinated effort to get through. Several distractions and the system falls apart. Fortunately, there’s no target within the cordon that’s worth a coordinated effort. Heck, politically the university and the Blacks are allies. The cordon is what the Black’s _friends_ need.

    Wasn’t that way about a decade back. No visible guards at all, back then. The University was leading with its chin, back then.

    Counterinsurgency

  101. Moses says:
    @Clifford Brown

    An minimum, they should have a human right to asylum in Northwest Washington DC…

    Yes. And their children must attend Sidwell Friends school. Anything else is racist.

    It’s Who We Are.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @bomag
  102. Moses says:
    @MikeW

    Your comment is a joke, right? Tell me it’s a joke.

  103. @Autochthon

    Don’t act like these guys are all doofuses

    Average IQ mid 80-s, big A.

    Were the German soldiers of the Reich also respectable? Sure! But no more so than any American good old boy.

    and your mother sm0ked corn silk for the 3rd Reich.

    Counterinsurgency

  104. Lurker says:
    @eah

    Waving a gun around in a moving vehicle, with those eyes?

  105. @MikeW

    if you want to become President, or remain President, you shouldn’t insult millions of people in one casual comment.

    Thatcher said things like: “Those people over there demonstrating aren’t my supporters, for which I’m profoundly grateful.”

    Trump should also keep in mind that 11% of Baltimore City voted for him – he’s bashing some of his own people.

    And the 11% are probably hoping that local pols will listen to Trump and clean up the district.

    Look, in politics you help your _friends_ and implement _their_ policies. You don’t help your enemies and implement their policies. That’s the long term strategy that’s made the Democrats the dominant party since FDR [1]. Now, you’re advising the Republicans to do the exact opposite. Any particular reason for that?

    Counterinsurgency?

    1] That and saying: Look, those Republican MFs are insulting us!

    • Replies: @Pericles
  106. Moses says:
    @International Jew

    Yeah, a head-scratcher.

    Schooldigger.com lists race composition as 45% Hispanic, 36% White. White % ticking down each year.

    https://www.greatschools.org/california/burbank/1558-Bret-Harte-Elementary-School/#Students

    Same happening in Arlington VA. $1.5 million for a home doesn’t necessarily buy a good public high school anymore.

  107. Clyde says:
    @Lurker

    At least in that photo he looks like an associate professor sociology at Iowa State.

  108. eah says:
    @Clifford Brown

    What else would you expect from Yglesias?

    MD 7 has strange boundaries — it includes large suburban and probably rural areas that are no doubt inhabited by a significant number of higher-earning Whites (and others) who don’t want to live anywhere near heavily black Baltimore, which is at the eastern end of the lower portion — per this link, population of MD 7 was approx 740k in 2012 (assume it’s about the same today) — current population of Baltimore is approx 620k — if you take Baltimore to be 65% black (probably a bit low), that means approx 405k of MD 7 is Blacks who live in Baltimore — so it’s been effectively gerrymandered to be perenially represented by a Black — I wonder how all of the other MD 7 residents feel about that? — ‘rule by Baltimore’.

    • Replies: @eah
    , @res
  109. @Lurker

    Just standard R strategy reproductive behavior. Males do only one significant thing during their life, and if they’re social mammals they fight over it. Not fighting gives the same outcome as fighting and losing — although the cause of death might be different, that doesn’t matter in the long run.

    Counterinsurgency

  110. Pericles says:
    @Hail

    At some point in the previous decade, I noted that the homicide rate in South Africa was higher than that in Iraq (putatively at war at the time). I wonder, are there any common factors with your examples?

  111. Pericles says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Look, in politics you help your _friends_ and implement _their_ policies. You don’t help your enemies and implement their policies.

    Succinct but QFT. Democrats furthermore take the opportunity to dunk on their enemies. By contrast, the GOP is usually so highminded that it just can’t fathom doing something like that, isn’t it like better to try to appease your enemies?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  112. @eah

    “community activist speaks about gun violence”

    Those guns sure are violent.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  113. Anonymous[463] • Disclaimer says:
    @TomSchmidt

    Only, that’s a parody account (and so many still fall for it).

  114. Clyde says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Perceptive and true…sadly my lol posting time at Unz has temporarily run out

  115. Baltimore had the worst homicide rate among the nation’s 50 largest cities last year….

    Wouldn’t that be the best murder rate? Just sayin’.

  116. The psychology of the response to Trump’s remarks is interesting; it’s one thing being ugly, it’s worse being told you’re ugly. I imagine a lot of Baltimore’s residents look in the mirror every morning, and don’t like who they see looking back.

    Should anything be read into the rats vs rodents thing, or was it Trump’s usual extemporaneous bumbling?

  117. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    Is Trump a democrat plant or something? Have you noticed every time the democrats do something stupid or whenever they are mired in controversy, Trump diverts attention away from it with his antics?

  118. @Lurker

    This could be called a dark truth then. – And what would be selected for in this process? – To answer this question, one would have to have the numbers. Like numbers of those who under such circumstances do reproduce and those who would rather not etc. – and such findidings might turn into an even darker truth then. – So sad I almost lose my humor.

  119. @Anon7

    It’s not much different at the U of Chicago.

    We visited there last summer with Daughter C. Our campus tour included a quick (but obviously obligatory) section on security, which highlighted the ubiquitous presence of campus police, and the many ‘panic buttons’ in easy reach in case of every vibrant form of assault one could imagine.

    It’s an impressive university, I like their free speech policy, and the campus police do seem to maintain the perimeter fairly effectively, but we decided it’s not worth the worry.

  120. @Lurker

    Similarly,

    We want:

    We’d settle for:

    We got:

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @Clyde
  121. BB753 says:
    @Anonymoose

    With that face, he was begging to be mugged.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  122. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Anyone who stomps someone in the head like that should be prosecuted for attempted murder if the victim survives.

  123. Ed says:
    @Anon7

    I know there was talk of having a separate Hopkins police force. There was pushback from activists. Bloomberg, a big contributor to Hopkins, was behind the effort for a separate police force. I believe they got approval but may not have implemented it yet.

    The area by the hospital is worse than the area by the university. Employees, patients have been robbed or worse. Also behind the scenes, if Hopkins had its way they’d move the hospital out of the city. They already quietly move out some specialities. There really is a concern of doing births in the city as city juries are known to be some of the worst in the country. They’ll grant judgements against the hospital even in cases where the hospital seems to be in the right.

    One case that really upset them was when a woman did an at home birth, had issues, delayed going to the hospital. She finally did but the baby was born with issues due to a lack of oxygen. She blamed & she’d the hospital and won at the time a record judgement. Hospital leadership was furious.

  124. Ed says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You got better than you can ever hope for. You won’t get anything remotely close afterwards.

    • Agree: JMcG
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  125. Ed says:
    @Clifford Brown

    This is such a bad take. We really have a horrid media. It’s a gerrymandered district. Cummings himself rarely goes to the suburban part of his district. He doesn’t have to. He does make a big deal of going to his city residence everyday.

    Anyway the median income of whites in his district is $100k of blacks $40k. It’s hilarious that Yglesias, Silver are dying on this hill.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  126. eah says:

    Speaking of homicide data: for a crime to make it into the “homicide” category, someone has to die, right? — I assume — so re “homicide” stats, how much mitigation is there due to ever-improving trauma care?

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Harry Baldwin
  127. eah says:
    @eah

    Here’s the actual tweet — I only saved an image of it:

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @SaneClownPosse
  128. Hank Yobo says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows

    Too bad. I hear that the real estate market is booming along the I-83 corridor just north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Next stop, York County, PA.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    , @AceDeuce
  129. eah says:

    OT (Chicago again — but I have no doubt Baltimore could do better)

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  130. Hank Yobo says:
    @Colin Wright

    There was a similar defensive ring established at the world-famous hospital after the murder of a doctor whose body was found stuffed into her car at a supposedly secure facility parking lot. Imagine what would happen to the Saudi princes and their green-garbed harems if they strolled beyond the guarded perimeter on East Monument Street.

  131. Romanian says: • Website

    I was looking at that chart and it hit me that it looks amenable to technical analysis that you would do for stocks, forex, cryptocurrencies.

    Look at the end period. The homicide rate hit resistance at 1 per day and came back for another try. It will probably bust through and then come back to test support before moving higher. 0.6 was support for a long time.

    When it comes to buying and selling, it is supposed to work because of human risk perception, even as the long term trend imposed by the fundamentals stays the same.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  132. El Dato says:
    @eah

    Same as for “war casualties” really.

  133. @Houston 1992

    Ironically, Johns Hopkins location is the reason why it’s one of the best medical schools / training hospitals in the country. Doing your residency there is the closest thing you can get to serving in a war zone.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  134. jim jones says:

    As you would expect the BBC is in a state of hysteria because Trump dared to tell the truth:

  135. El Dato says:
    @Clifford Brown

    Replacement Therapy: “Comment Jews” are invited to live for a month in certain areas of “above-average median income and educational attainment” to get a feel for the area. Respectable daily allowances are provided by the State.

  136. theMann says:
    @JohnnyD

    But absolutely should be made to.

    • Replies: @JohnnyD
  137. El Dato says:
    @AndrewR

    It’s as if Taliban attacked holy Buddhas of Bamiyan – and the Buddhas fight back!

  138. Jack D says:
    @Ed

    Prior to the most recent redistricting, the same thing applied in my area. The township that I live in is one of the most prosperous in Pennsylvania but we were represented by Congress by Chaka Fattah Jr. (currently in Federal prison for corruption) because most of the district was the black ghetto of West Philadelphia. I’d be willing to bet that the average income in the district was also above the PA average for the exact same reason. My area has been tipping blue for a while so the idea (by the Republican controlled legislature) was to create a safe Republican seat further to the west by attaching the questionable areas to an urban district that was going to be Democrat anyway. As you say, Fattah paid no attention whatsoever to his white suburban constituents.

    In general, Philly was, until fairly recently, not unlike Baltimore, 100 miles SW – Baltimore had Hopkins and its hospital, Philly had Penn and its hospital. They both had black ghettos with lots of homicides. But in the last few years Philly seems to be on the upswing and Baltimore has declined. Maybe it was just a matter of luck that Freddie Gray took his paddy wagon ride in Baltimore.

  139. Art Deco says:
    @JohnnyD

    It’s actually a handsome city which could be a great deal better than it is. It had and has some agreeable neighborhoods. The homicide rate when I live there was about 20 per 100,000, and you were anxious and careful walking around at night. One curio about the place in that era was that you could see dramatic changes in housing quality almost from block to block.

    The city’s governing class has long had delusions of adequacy. Under Mayor Schaefer, the city was at least able to tread water. All of his successors have been losers. Catherine Pugh’s election was unusual – it was the first time since 1955 that the city had elected someone who came out of the business community. She quickly revealed herself to be useless. Her response to public order problems was to suggest more spending on community colleges.

    What Baltimore might benefit from is a revision of modes of local government finance and of the division of labor between the various levels of government in Maryland. Brass tacks, that would be to take responsibility for law enforcement away from the municipal government and vest it in a superordinate authority. Of course, the superordinate authority would have to be committed to re-establishing public order. In some cases it would be, in most just business as usual.

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
  140. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    Maybe it was just a matter of luck that Freddie Gray took his paddy wagon ride in Baltimore.

    No, Baltimore’s long been run by idiots.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  141. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Looking back, the PiltdownParents are quite relieved that PiltdownChild1 chose to not go to Johns Hopkins, even though our wallets are unhappy. It has a sizeable endowment, and it competes fiercely with significant financial aid to make students choose Hopkins over peer institutions.

    Baltimore’s murder rate makes it not just the most dangerous city in America, but puts it in the league of the most dangerous in the world.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_murder_rate

  142. Neoconned says:

    https://www-newyorker-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/review-quentin-tarantinos-obscenely-regressive-vision-of-the-sixties-in-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood/amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newyorker.com%2Fculture%2Fthe-front-row%2Freview-quentin-tarantinos-obscenely-regressive-vision-of-the-sixties-in-once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood

    OT: saw OUATIH last night and will try to see it again for its complexity.

    MINOR SPOILERS: either Tarantino is right that he’s losing it with age as he’s been claiming or he’s swung far right.

    This is a film I see him making age 75, not now.

    Won’t spoil it but the Manson Family are the bad guys. But it has a social conserv setative message that shocked me…
    Or at least its him pining for the old John Wayne era and its simplicity compared to now.

    Pitt plays “a good old boy” while DiCaprio reminds me of myself..

    Perhaps the most nom violent Tarantino film with very limited minority representation.

    NIMBY anti-crime messages, hippies as filthy layabouts themes, etc on top of an old school look at the 1960s, etc

  143. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    And don’t forget Economic Enterprise Zones ala AEI.

  144. Art Deco says:
    @eah

    N.B., the black portion of Chicago’s population has been declining and is currently one-third of the total. Lightfoot’s election isn’t an example of black chauvinism, though there’s indubitably a great deal of that among some of her supporters. The most parsimonious explanation is that it’s the consequence of a taste for vandalism among a multi-hued cross-section of the city’s electorate.

  145. Realist says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Along with Hot Summers Day, White Bird is an all time great from the late 60’s-early 70’s….both from It’s A Beautiful Day

  146. @Buck Ransom

    AGREED! I’ve given Trump a lot of grief, and rightfully so, for getting hardly anything done of his campaign promises and lately not even pretending to. However, the words in these tweets and his retorts get a lot of truth right out in front of the public. Kudos, indeed. Now we’ve got ourselves a dialog!

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  147. Realist says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    The University of Chicago is impressive academically, sadly is is located in a shit hole.

  148. Hibernian says:
    @Anonymoose

    Like making Ducky Mallard’s assistant on NCIS the Director. Or rather Assistant Director if there was one. Even Special Agent McGee would be better for the job.

  149. @MikeW

    Trump lost Maryland to Clinton by something like 34% to 60%. He doesn’t have to worry about losing Maryland again, he already won’t win there. However, he is reminding people in other states that Baltimore is the future of America if the Dems take over. I think it’s a smart statement for motivating clear-thinking people to vote for him.

  150. Flip says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Hyde Park is actually reasonably safe but the neighborhood is kind of boring and lacking in amenities for a major university.

  151. Hibernian says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    Here’s a tip for you, Counter: If you’re gonna play cyber tough guy, leave guys’ mamas out of it.

  152. @Pericles

    Back when I was very young I had a business selling things door to door. I made a fair amount of money, nothing wonderful, and was working with another boy who didn’t quite do as well. My advice from my more or less upper middle class relatives (which I followed) was to give enough of my money to the other boy to equalize profits.

    That’s right — give away my money so that the other person wouldn’t feel bad.

    In other words, the money was valueless compared to other person’s feelings, and I’d probably made a minor mistake by outdoing the other boy, but could fix it by giving the money away.

    In yet other words, if you have something, give it away to whoever doesn’t.

    And that’s how the Anglo Saxon Protestants gave away the US.

    Counterinsurgency

  153. Hibernian says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    A few years back there was a program to rotate military doctors (Whether regular or reserve or both I don’t remember.) through inner city emergency rooms. Don’t know if it’s still being done.

  154. El Dato says:
    @Ed

    From white flight to hospital flight.

    Next someone will complain about “medical deserts” as happened earlier with the “food deserts”.

  155. Hail says: • Website
    @Moses

    It’s Who We Are.

    An unironic Who We Are (as Mr. Sailer often points out): Shuffling Around Blacks. A tradition with a century of history now, and quietly going strong.

  156. @MikeW

    anyone who was ever going to vote for trump agreed with his comments. you seriously have to be an NPC to get offended by an accurate description of a place. It’s like the shitholers comment he (allegedly) made.

    Anyone who is like “haiti is totally NOT a shithole you bigot!” is either severely brainwashed or has an ulterior motive and was never reachable.

  157. Kronos says:
    @Autochthon

    If superheroes existed, they would likely be banned for disparate impact. Or receive the same flak police get. They’d be spending 50% (at least) of their time kicking the crap out of black people. You’d see affirmative action for black superheroes with disastrous results.

  158. Kronos says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Death by “uninvited party guest” is a thing.

  159. Kronos says:
    @Anon000

    It’s been empirically proven already. (In more ways than one.)

  160. Kronos says:
    @Buck Ransom

    Your right, despite an above average IQ, I just can’t see past my white privilege. Tiny Duck, your doing the lords work.

  161. @Lurker

    When did gay men start wearing the large-frame feminist problem-solving glasses?

    • Replies: @Kronos
  162. Jack D says:
    @MikeW

    Trump should also keep in mind that 11% of Baltimore City voted for him

    Wow, a whole 11% – maybe if he had kept his big mouth shut he could have topped 12% in 2020! In the last 3 elections, the Dems have taken Maryland with at least 60% of the vote. The last time it voted R was in 1988 (a Republican landslide year).

    Trump received 8% of the black vote in 2016. I don’t think he is counting on the black vote to put him back in the White House. What Hillary did was completely different. Whites are still 70% of the electorate and (even though she didn’t think so – math not her strong suite) she NEEDED the votes of Deplorables to win.

    Dems insult Trump every day, from the leadership to the press to the Party base. Read the NY Times and its comments section. They call him a liar right in the news section, not just on the editorial page. If there’s a story about how cheese no longer tastes as good as it used to, people write in to say that it’s Trump’s fault. If there’s a story about the Chinese dictatorship oppressing its own people, people write to say that Trump is even worse. There’s nothing bad happening in the world that’s not linked to Trump.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @MikeW
    , @Anon
  163. Bugg says:
    @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Homicide rate is also kept down in no small part because of significant improvements in trauma care of gunshot wounds. That’s due to the US being in a shooting war of almost constantly since 1991. ER doctors have either served themselves in a war zone or have learned form those who did. Your chances of surviving a gunshot wound today are much better than in 1989.

  164. @Anonymous

    I can only imagine “…Glen Miller…” and I have a different idea of what we’d call “good old boys” than you do, and that’s fair enough.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  165. the real issue here is that Trump violated the 1st PC commandment–telling the truth about the Negro and how its presence in the US sucks the life out of other races. Time for an exit strategy

  166. CCZ says:
    @Anonymoose

    His is a tale of the ironies faced by “goodwhites”:

    Deputy Commissioner Murphy and his wife were walking near Patterson Park when an SUV with four people stopped and two black men, believed to be about 18 years old, got out, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery. A purse, wallet, cash and cellphones were taken.

    Irony #1
    Murphy is the deputy commissioner of the Compliance Bureau responsible for overseeing compliance with the (post-Freddie Gray Baltimore riots) USDOJ consent decree that mandates “creating a culture of community and problem-oriented policing, prohibiting unlawful stops and arrests, preventing discriminatory policing, enhancing officer accountability and treating youth appropriate to their age,” in other words, “don’t make the black kids angry.”

    Irony#2
    Murphy was hired earlier this year by Commissioner Michael Harrison, who he worked with in New Orleans.

    Irony#3
    Murphy was robbed a day after Harrison released new plans to reduce violent crime.

  167. @Buzz Mohawk

    Those guns sure are violent.

    Yeah, they’re kinda like thunderstorms. They just sorta happen.

  168. @Art Deco

    It’s actually a handsome city which could be a great deal better than it is.

    No one who has been there could ever say that. It’s a decayed, crime-ridden hellhole. From the Southeast where the old rusting steel mills still sit, EPA Superfund sites all, to the West Side all the way North, the entire city is a shithole. The ONE feature that was nice, the Inner Harbor and the Charles Street corridor leading to Camden Yards is a danger zone for tourists who wisely don’t go there anymore and that was long before Freddie, wilding Blacks used to flash mod the tourists, robbing and beating them. They’re out of victims because no one in their right minds goes there anymore. After Freddie Grey, they have to turn the entire stretch into an armed camp to protect the baseball and football-goers. Hell, after Freddie, they even played a couple of games to an empty Camden Yards because it wasn’t safe for the fans to even come into the city.

    Baltimore (and all the others) is a lost city because of 4% of the American population, the Black boys and men age 12-45. Until that segment is held accountable for their crimes, the cities in this country will continue to die off. They didn’t build the cities but sure as shootin’, they’re destroying them.

    Handsome city, yeah, right.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  169. Jack D says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Honestly, you don’t need to worry much about sending your kids to Chicago or Philly or Baltimore, etc. The schools do have excellent security. Most murders involve ghetto males killing each other at 3AM. If you are not a ghetto male and you are safe in your dorm at 3AM then you have nothing to worry about. Virtually none of those hundreds of murders involve white college students. You have to exercise common sense. Don’t go jogging alone at 3AM. Get a really good bike lock. Never leave your laptop unattended. But your life is also in danger out in the sticks where you will be spending more time on the road as a driver or passenger. Once you subtract out the reduced vehicular risk, it’s probably a wash.

  170. @Moses

    Someone who can afford a $1.5M home, or even 1/7 of it, should be sending its kids to private school.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  171. @Hibernian

    A few years back there was a program to rotate military doctors (Whether regular or reserve or both I don’t remember.) through inner city emergency rooms.

    The Navy SEAL who wrote the book about being on the raid that bagged Bin Laden said he had done some medic training at an ER in, IIRC, Miami.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  172. @Hibernian

    A few years back there was a program to rotate military doctors (Whether regular or reserve or both I don’t remember.) through inner city emergency rooms. Don’t know if it’s still being done.

    You are correct. Johns Hopkins is a tip-top trauma center. They save lives, gunshot wounds sustained in the urban environment are as varied as in war zones. In Detroit, Chicago and Newark, Baltimore, all our cities, military surgeons cut their teeth on the latest techniques nightly before they go overseas. As the stats show, you’re safer in Baghdad, circa 2005.

    Another fun-fact, Chicago and Baltimore’s mayors and police chief over the years hilariously claimed credit for a declining homicide rate years back until it was revealed that shootings were up tens of percent year-after year, the difference being the trauma centers got very good at saving the victims of urban shooting by Blacks. Of course, most of those ‘victims’ were criminals too. These days, they even do drive-by shootings on the funerals.

  173. @Bardon Kaldian

    For a white to criticize — even to notice! — the black intifada against whites — even against each other! — is now to court being accused of racism.

    One way or another, this insanity has to end.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  174. @Mr. XYZ

    But what’s the chance of being murdered twice if they live in Baltimore until 80?

  175. @Laurence Whelk

    It would be a big improvement. The last Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa just got ten months in the slammer for tax evasion. The last mayor, Catherine Pugh, resigned in disgrace and is facing corruption charges.

  176. @Charles

    Re Johns Hopkins: Not too long ago I read – perhaps right here on the Unz – that J.Hopkins was creating its very own police force.

    However effective, it could only patrol the grounds of Johns Hopkins. You’d have to drive through no-man’s-land to get to or from Fort JH.

  177. JMcG says:
    @J. Farmer

    Milwaukee wasn’t even on my radar. What the hell happened there?

  178. “Baltimore’s replication of the Ferguson Effect is one of the more memorable in the history of the social sciences.”

    No matter how many times the “Fergason effect: gets beaten down by facts, that anyone still uses it as effective (useful) theory is odd. One of its failures is the failure to demonstrate that the crime rate anywhere has any relationship to the police refusing to do their duty.

    https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2015/06/ferguson-effect

    But we can play that game in the other direction: Crime rates despite certain spikes have been in decline for nearly five years, If in fact crime rates and police involvement are deeply linked its safe to say that less involvement by police is responsible for decreasing violent crime across the country.

    The logic here and the lack thereof boggles the mind.

    What a fact is that Baltimore has a history of ranking among the violent of the nation’s cities, including before the Fergusan incident.

  179. JohnnyD says:
    @Paul

    After the Obama presidency ended, I believe the Obama’s moved to an exclusive part of Chicago.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  180. JohnnyD says:
    @theMann

    Or take in some of the migrants.

  181. Prosa123 says:

    Last night someone opened fire at an outdoor party in the Brooklyn ghetto, 12 people were shot but somehow only one died.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  182. Anon7 says:
    @Colin Wright

    I should add that every one of the security guards was black, and probably half of them were women. I don’t think they were up to battling either the Red Army or the Wehrmacht. But, Hopkins kills two birds with one stone: they beef up their affirmative action numbers and they deter the typical Baltimore criminal from entering the campus. And they get to retain their traditional open campus, rather than having to go to the walled or fortress style urban campus.

  183. JMcG says:
    @Anonymous

    Owen J Roberts High School, bear Pottstown, PA, has its own police force. I was astonished. A high school!

  184. @MikeW

    ‘ …Trump should also keep in mind that 11% of Baltimore City voted for him…’

    You need to study how the electoral college works.

  185. a reader says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    56 homicides per 100,000 is about the rate of El Salvador, which has the highest homicide rate of any country in the world

    .

    Dave, if you allow me this slight correction, 56 homicides per 100,000 is about the rate of Honduras and Venezuela, which are 2nd & 3rd to El Salvador’s 61,80/100,000.

    In the list however (scroll to #72), Jamaica stands at 57/100,00.

  186. @Jack D

    Trump received 8% of the black vote in 2016. I don’t think he is counting on the black vote to put him back in the White House.

    And I think this number mostly represents the people who got the names mixed up or couldn’t remember which person was the Democrat.

  187. @Anonymoose

    mugged, atomic wedgied and face dunked in toilet

  188. MikeW says:
    @Jack D

    I don’t have any problem with Trump dissing Dems or protesters who are attacking him. I’m just saying he shouldn’t go after a whole city, one that, like any other city, has slackers and hard workers, retired veterans and criminals. Trump always uses too broad a brush with his insults. That’s dumb politically and, well, it’s deplorable.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  189. @Ed

    good lord. Great example of how our justice system is basically unworkable if black people are the majority. See: OJ and the response to the Trayvon case. Imagine if Zimmerman’s jury was made up of all woke black women?

  190. @Hank Yobo

    I don’t know — I interviewed a school official from York maybe 20 years ago and he told me the gangs were already a big problem. So you’d want to be way out in the country. Google York crime and you get “Within Pennsylvania, more than 96% of communities have a lower crime rate than York.”

    • Replies: @Hank Yobo
  191. A Texan says:
    @J. Farmer

    What do they have in common? Maybe, let me see, ‘DUH-versity’!

  192. Jack CLT says:

    Looking at the increase in the Homicides per Day chart ,as if it were a stock, it looks poised to surge again, after consolidating the murder gains from 2014.

  193. @Counterinsurgency

    Easy to do, if you’re in the right hand seat and target shows up to the left of the car.

    Particularly if the driver is a 400lb tub of goo like this guy. Shooting handguns well is just another thing at which blacks fail.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  194. @William Badwhite

    Whoops, the tub of goo was the shooter, not the driver.

  195. @Tiny Duck

    Oh Steve, you’re so incorrigible!

  196. Anonymous[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buck Ransom

    I think you meant “excepting AMs” since NAMs are always POCs (though not always Ms technically). Thus the preferred nomenclature NAMPOC

    There has been some skirmishing around the edges about whether SAMPOCs and, more recently, SandPOCs are also intersectionally valid, whereas EA/SAT/ACTPOCs are rarely if ever systematically disemprivileged and sometimes serve as accessories to the producers of SHOWS (Straight-haired Overrepresented White Supremacy)

  197. @Jack D

    “paddy wagon”

    I find your anti-Irish bigotry distressing.

  198. @216

    That was (sort of) interesting. The number of them calling themselves Queen or Princess was funny. A very delusional people.

  199. Jake says:
    @J. Farmer

    Well, let’s see –

    Milwaukee has many Mick and Polock Catholics and used to have many Scots-Irish hillbillies and rednecks who went to work in beer making and distribution.

    Chicago has a bunch of Mick and Polock Catholics. And it used to have Al Capone, and more than a few Scots-Irish hillbillies who went for factory jobs.

    Detroit used to be filled with Mick and Polock Catholics, and Scots-Irish hillbillies who went to get factory jobs.

    Baltimore used to be filled with Mick and Polock Catholics and even more Scots-Irish hillbillies than Detroit once had.

    Memphis had the largest Irish Catholic population in the Deep South and used to be filled with Scots-Irish hillbillies and rednecks.

    The answer is obvious: having had lots of Mick and Polock Catholics and Scots-Irish means that eventually your city will become a murder capital.

    The Numinous Negroes are innocent victims.

  200. 95Theses says:
    @Anon000

    Thank you. As Jesse Lee Peterson might say, Amazing!

  201. Jake says:
    @MikeW

    The 11% of Baltimoreans who voted for Trump know that what he said is the truth.

  202. J.Ross says:
    @JohnnyD

    And that’s the same with the immigrant ghettoes and with the countries those immigrants came from. They have been hypnotized into making their morality a cargo cult ritual, into presupposing that the fountains of great moral feeling must always spring somewhere else, so that to discuss moral issues is to talk about things far away.

    • Agree: jim jones
  203. Art Deco says:
    @Jack D

    The schools do have excellent security.

    Chuckles. When I lived there, the Homewood campus employed a mean of 5 guards on a shift and there were no emergency phones (which had in that era already been installed at the University of Chicago).

  204. Art Deco says:
    @BB753

    You might say. He looks like a particular subtype of suburban high school student, ca. 1969. Not police material at all.

  205. bomag says:
    @Moses

    …and displaced Sidwell Friends students will go to Baltimore public schools. It’s only fair.

  206. @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    I’ve thought for years that the police in Black neighborhoods should take an extended coffee and donut break. Let the gangs handle the crime problem. But dat would be racis.

  207. bomag says:
    @Autochthon

    I mainly agree, but gov’ts are supposed to dissemble on behalf of their citizens, at least tangentially.

    The US is in a phase where the central authorities actively work against the natives on behalf of those far away.

  208. @Days of Broken Arrows

    A friend teaches int he Akron, Ohio, school system and lives in a nearly all-white suburb. I once asked her if there was public transportation to Akron and she replied, “Oh, no. We don’t want them here.”

  209. @Mr. XYZ

    Statistical non-fact.

    Run the numbers for:
    1. Black males aged 17-39.
    2. White people buying illegal drugs from Blacks.
    3. Naive (liberal) white people in the wrong place (any majority black area) at the wrong time (any time).

  210. @Counterinsurgency

    I daresay the average iq is lower than that. We’re dealing with the dredges of Black society and they have a lot of kids. After all, the adults live on the welfare money the kid brings in. Middle-class Blacks aren’t reproducing themselves

  211. @Lurker

    He has a wife, so he’s not gay.

    Gosh, I had more testostrone when I was his age (c.40?) and I’m female. I

  212. @eah

    Still a Black problem.
    Individuals casually resorting to extreme violence inappropriately.
    Quickly acting without thinking.
    A survival skill necessary in Africa.
    Perhaps, also necessary in Black Run America.

    How come Jews get to claim genetic superiority, yet the concept of genetic inferiority cannot be ascribed to specific races by non-Jews. /rhetorical

  213. @Prosa123

    Random gunfire is just extreme littering.

  214. All this violence can be traced back to the brutal murder of young Emmit Till. You’ve probably never even heard of the case, the media has covered up almost all mention of it.

  215. The President has a way with words and perhaps he is over the top and insensitive. But the statistics do not lie about Baltimore, Chicago, and other cities. Sadly, this discussion turns into yet another pissing battle between the political parties with the real issues not being addressed. Hell, the only reason Baltimore was even mentioned was not in the context of urban renewal but the plight of the Central American people at our southern borders.

    Why don’t the Democrats give a damn about our own American cities and people? It is the ugly truth that they do not wish to discuss. Why won’t anyone discuss the dreadful out of wedlock birthrates, the breakdown of traditional parental roles and responsibilities among mothers and fathers of all races?

    But there is no end to the rending of garments when it comes to non-Americans entering our country illegally and their treatment by ICE.

    Similarly, why haven’t the Republicans taken up the cause for solving this problem? You can make the case that they have but they have been met with resistance every step of the way by the Democrats who only want hand outs instead of real solutions, no go zones instead of safe cities. The President has been resisted in his efforts to bring jobs back to the USA and reducing the influx of illegal immigrants who compete for limited jobs with the US poor of all races.

    Our politicans on all levels are showing no leadership in solving these problems.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @Kronos
  216. @Jack D

    You must have been pleased with redistricting, then! Scott Perry seems like a major improvement.

  217. @Anonymoose

    So that’s what Rick Moranis is doing these days.

  218. @Father O'Hara

    “Would a female professional living in an affluent suburb have,perhaps,a lesser likelihood of committing homicide than a black ghetto drugdealer?”

    See? Now, that’s just rayciss, Father. 😉

  219. @Anonymoose

    Damn. He looks like Howdy Doody, only not as fierce.

  220. In addition to a world-class murder rate, Baltimore is the 8th place contender for most rat-infested city in the USA. But Baltimore is the winner of the most infested. Charm City (that’s Baltimore) topped the list of 50 most bed bug infested U.S. metropolises released Tuesday by Orkin. https://patch.com/maryland/baltimore/baltimore-named-most-bed-bug-infested-city-america

  221. @Laurence Whelk

    “Come back!! Wait!!!!”

    “Who goan pay fo’ mah heffcayuh?

  222. @MikeW

    Wrong, Mike. He’s bashing the city government. Except for a handful of white cops, nobody in city government is likely to have voted for him.

  223. @eah

    People keep saying the number of shooting fatalities has been reduced by improved trauma care, but according to a 2016 series in the Baltimore Sun, that is not the case.

    In Baltimore, one of every three people struck by gunfire dies, up from one death in every four shootings the previous decade. It ranks as one of the most lethal of America’s largest cities, according to a Baltimore Sun analysis. Two other cities — Washington and New Orleans — shared the brutal distinction of one in three shootings ending in a homicide in 2015. Like Baltimore, several cities have seen the death grip tighten. In Chicago, one in 10 people died after being shot in 2000; now one in six perishes.

    Last year, the odds for gunshot victims worsened in at least 10 of the nation’s largest cities, The Sun found….

    In Baltimore, where there were nearly 1,000 shootings last year, a one-in-four lethality rate means about 250 victims die. A one-in-three rate means more than 330 people die. So even if shootings subside, the number of gun deaths remains elevated.

    On the streets, particularly in poor, black neighborhoods, residents are witnessing increasingly deadly tactics. More shooters are aiming for the head and firing multiple rounds into victims.

    The number of fatal head shots in the city rose steadily from about 13 percent two decades ago to 62 percent last year. Meanwhile, the number of cadavers with 10 or more bullets more than doubled in the past decade, according to the Maryland medical examiner’s office, which tallied the bullet wounds at the request of The Sun.

    Now, roughly two-thirds of city homicide victims are either shot in the head or multiple times. Many suffer both fates.

    Guns have also become more deadly, as the weapon of choice for criminals and then law enforcement shifted from the revolver to the semiautomatic pistol, which can fire more bullets without reloading. Nationally, the number of 9 mm and .40-caliber guns taken off the streets surged during the past four years, as seizures of less powerful .22-caliber guns remained relatively flat.

    In Maryland, seizures of 9 mm handguns overtook .22-caliber guns for the first time last year….

    Many of the guns are equipped with extended magazines, allowing a shooter to fire from a distance and “walk down” a victim, continuously firing. The sale of “extendos” with more than 10 rounds are banned in Maryland, where they are prized in street cultures, tucked under belts and into pants as a fashion statement. In Baltimore, police are finding up to 80 shell casings at a single crime scene.

    iSteve readers may recall that the late, great philanthropist and humanitarian Nipsey Hussle mentioned these “extendos” in his classic paean to urban life, “Rap N—-s”:

    “Hussle man a shooter, that’s a fact, n—-
    32 extendos in my MAC, n—-”

    http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/shoot-to-kill/

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @eah
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  224. res says:
    @eah

    That’s an impressive example of gerrymandering, but its neighbor MD 3 is even worse.
    https://newrepublic.com/article/109938/marylands-3rd-district-americas-most-gerrymandered-congressional-district

    MD 2 is almost as bad. Both 2 and 3 are majority white and it looks to me like their contortions are meant to allow MD 4 and MD 7 to be majority black.

    This is a detailed look at MD’s congressional districts along with racial breakdowns and some hypothetical possibilities:
    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-maps/maryland/

    I wonder what it would look like to superimpose a fine grained racial demographics map on those districts? Turns out it is actually not that hard to do that over at http://maryland.us.censusviewer.com/client
    That site has an amazing amount of flexibility and offers data for all states.

    Click on race and turn on a choropleth using 2010 US census blocks then under boundaries turn on 2011 Congressional Districts and make the lines wider and a conspicuous color (I used green). Using the 538 map to help me navigate the CD convolutions I could get a sense of the racial distribution in different parts of the CDs.

    It looks to me like much of the contortions are due to trying to diffuse black representation while maintaining as many majorities as possible. The things that jump out at me are:
    – MD 4 includes black concentrations near both DC and Baltimore enabling a black majority.
    – MD 7 includes much of Baltimore ensuring a black majority then also incorporates a big chunk of white suburbia. Tricky way of letting the city rule the suburbs to some extent.
    – MD 2 wraps around Baltimore picking up black concentrations on both sides, but not enough to make a majority.

    The way the districts are drawn in the region between Baltimore and Washington DC is amazingly perverse.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  225. @Jack D

    It wasn’t luck for Philly. It was a gentrification/public safety program carried out by Penn. I believe the working title was called “You Blacks Are Going to Love Living in Delaware County”. Mission accomplished, the formerly White communities of Upper Darby, Darby, Colwyn, and the other inner-ring suburbs were destroyed. Upper Darby and Colwyn being near and dear to my heart. There isn’t even a statue to memorialize the former Whites who lived there.

    • Agree: Prodigal son
    • Replies: @JMcG
  226. @Ed

    My post does not preclude the truth to which you refer. It simply evokes the disappointing facts of the situation.

    I want more.

  227. Thea says:
    @PennTothal

    I remember a certain president denigrating Ferguson, MO such that it was burned and looted but who cares about those people.

  228. @eah

    Drive by shootings are a heavily g-loaded task for blacks it seems.

  229. there’s some great posts in this thread. “You want, you’d settle for, you get” especially. that should become a standard meme here.

    although it’s a boring african crime thread that’s been covered a thousand times, this might be one of the best threads ever at isteve.

    note that in the media’s frenzy about Trump, nobody disputed the facts. only that Trump said them. no arguments about the murder rate, state of affairs in Baltimore, or anything else.

    the truth is no defense.

  230. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:
    @Moses

    Same happening in Arlington VA. $1.5 million for a home doesn’t necessarily buy a good public high school anymore.

    What are the demographic trends in Arlington VA and elsewhere in Northern Virginia? I would think the schools would be improving as they must be drawing increasingly from smart and ambitious immigrants and from affluent Whites.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  231. @Jack D

    In general, Philly was, until fairly recently, not unlike Baltimore, 100 miles SW – Baltimore had Hopkins and its hospital, Philly had Penn and its hospital. They both had black ghettos with lots of homicides. But in the last few years Philly seems to be on the upswing and Baltimore has declined.

    Been a while since i’ve been to Philly–much, much longer since i lived there. Is there much more to it than the racial demographics?

    My–50,000 ft flyover country–take is that while Philadelphia eventually lost it’s old solid white majority, it didn’t have a black majority either and seemed to be alternating white and black mayors, with presumably political staffs and bureaucracy that while solidly D, would have high white representation and some level of competence demanded by white constituents.

    Baltimore on the other hand seemed to white flight away it’s traditional working class white population in the 60s and 70s and become a majority black city … with all the bad governance that entails dealing with the higher crime, social pathology and lower incomes that entails.

    • Replies: @Ex-University City
  232. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ed

    Bloomberg, a big contributor to Hopkins, was behind the effort for a separate police force.

    Where would Hopkins be without Bloomberg?

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  233. @Jack D

    I remember seeing cars up on blocks, wheels and parts removed, as my father drove me through “Philly” to Connie Mack Stadium. He preferred to take me to Phillies games instead of Yankees or Mets, even though we lived halfway between during that four years of my boyhood.

    He told me that if you parked on the street there near the stadium, a little black kid would come up to you and offer to “watch your car, mister” for a price. If you wanted to, you could pay him and take your chances.

    That is not to say that stripping of cars doesn’t happen in New York City. One day there on business, just off Broadway, right in front of a hotel entrance, I saw a BMW 6 Series up on blocks, Philly style, will all four of its beautiful alloy wheels gone. The brake disks shone beautifully in the lunchtime light.

    BTW I’ve I had a long time connection to Bucks County. My sister got married and has remained there ever since. I even rode my ten-speed bike there a few times from our part of Hunterdon County, NJ and visited her in New Hope.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  234. CCZ says:

    Baltimore PD Muslim civilian employee beaten and robbed of his vehicle by 3 feral teens on e-scooters. A white men in “blackface” hate crime? Muslim “civil rights leaders” offering reward, now up to $32,000 for information.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  235. M_Young says:
    @AndrewR

    And there was an Emmett Till siting on NPR yesterday, albeit for a sort of legitimate ‘news’ story…some Ole Miss undergrads shot up one of the many Emmett Till signs in the state. Pro Publica turned its high powered ‘investigative reporters’ on to the story.

  236. bomag says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Thanks for the quote.

    People keep saying the number of shooting fatalities has been reduced by improved trauma care, but according to a 2016 series in the Baltimore Sun, that is not the case.

    police are finding up to 80 shell casings at a single crime scene

    Sounds like the bad guys have upped their efforts to defeat better trauma care.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    , @Reg Cæsar
  237. @AnotherDad

    When Philadelphia reached the inflection point during the jewish/black revolution of the late 60’s, it had Frank Rizzo. Of course, he’s loathed by blacks and Jack D’s people today but his statue still stands.

  238. M_Young says:

    It seems the Ferguson effect is best demonstrated in…Ferguson

    http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Ferguson-Missouri.html

  239. eah says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Did you look into the study referenced? — it’s from the BMJ (British Medical Journal) in 2002 — it is based on US data:

    Medical advances mask epidemic of violence by cutting murder rate

    Abstract:

    Murder rates would be up to five times higher than they are but for medical developments over the past 40 years.

    According to new research, doctors are saving the lives of thousands of victims of attack who four decades ago would have died and become murder statistics.

    Although the study is based on US data, the researchers say the principle applies to other countries too: “There is reason to expect a similar trend overall in Britain,” said Dr Anthony Harris, the lead author of the study.

    In the research he and a team from Massachusetts University and Harvard Medical School found that technological developments had helped to significantly depress today’s murder rates, converting homicides into aggravated assaults.

    “Without this technology, we estimate there would be no less than 50 000 and as many as 115000 homicides annually instead of an actual 15 000 to 20000,” they say in a report of the study in the journal Homicide Studies (2002;6:128-66).

    The team looked at data going back to 1960 on murder, manslaughter, assault, and other crimes. It merged these data with health statistics and information on county level medical resources and facilities, including trauma centres, population, and geographic size. The researchers then worked out a lethality score based on the ratio of murders to murders and aggravated assaults.

    They found that while the murder rate had changed little from a 1931 baseline figure, assaults had increased. The aggravated assault rate was, by 1997, almost 750% higher than the baseline figure.

    The team also described the dramatic overall decrease in trauma mortality in the second half of the 20th century.

    The period of greatest change came between 1972 and 1977, on the heels of the US involvement in the Vietnam war, which triggered big advances in trauma care.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  240. Clyde says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    If you are ever in or near Nashville check out Andrew Jackson’s home called The Hermitage. It is set on 50 acres or more. It is a relaxing rural visit.

  241. Clyde says:
    @M_Young

    And there was an Emmett Till siting on NPR yesterday, albeit for a sort of legitimate ‘news’ story…some Ole Miss undergrads shot up one of the many Emmett Till signs in the state.

    Wow! Those wild colonial boys seriously shot up that Emmett Till sign. https://tinyurl.com/y6paolw3

  242. @Harry Baldwin

    That whole hold-the-gun-sideways fad has been, what’s the opposite of “trending”? Perhaps the slightly better seen with a more traditional, I don’t want to say “white”, but traditional shooting technique has taken a bite into the benefits obtained from improved trauma care.

  243. eah says:

    • Replies: @Hail
  244. Dan Hayes says:
    @bomag

    bomag:

    TECHNOLOGY MARCHES ON!

  245. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anonymous

    Anonymous[212]:

    I wonder if Hopkin’s separate police force is as well-armed as Bloomberg’s private bodyguards?

  246. @Counterinsurgency

    I don’t believe for a minute the intelligence quotient of the typical “good ole boy” is eighty. You can only support that kind of claim by narrowly defining the term the way the anonymous guy who started this discussion seems to have.

    In any event, intelligence quotients are not the be-all, end-all of marksmanship, which was one of the primary aspects of his point (unless I misunderstood that, too, as I did his apparent intent to define good ole boys as only the stupidest of their number). Eyesight, in fact, is one of the single moat important aspects of marksmanship, and its as independent of intelligence as are fast-twitch muscles. Shooting a firearm is not rocket-science (unless you’re a military sniper targeting people a mile away!) – give me a reasonably attentive, even if stupid, kid with excellent eyesight and a steady hand, and I’ll have him shooting at an expert level in a week, at most.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  247. @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    I think Counterinsurgency was insulting good ole boys’ intelligence, not that of black thugs. It is admittedly hard to say. He was being a little more clever than he was clear.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  248. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:
    @CCZ

    Baltimore PD Muslim civilian employee beaten and robbed of his vehicle by 3 feral teens on e-scooters. A white men in “blackface” hate crime?

    “white Blacks”

  249. J.Ross says:
    @AndrewR

    1919. Eat your straw hat, Emmett.
    (Whenever they bring up redlining I am reminded that Detroit’s white riots of the forties were a direct response to FDR attempting to force blacks into white neighborhoods.)

  250. J.Ross says:
    @Anonymous

    This but also, Americans generally were not killing their own soldiers.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  251. Ed says:
    @Jack D

    I can only speak on Baltimore. You do need to worry about your kids in Baltimore or at the very least give them some safety tips. While murder of Hopkins kids is extremely rare robberies aren’t.

    https://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/hopkins-grad-student-robbed-attacked-by-4-suspects

    https://www.wbaltv.com/article/johns-hopkins-students-robbed-at-gunpoint/27103696

    A few years ago a Hopkins kids caught a burglar kn the act, he had a samurai sword with him. He ended up slicing the burglar’s hand off causing him to die. There was some talk of charging him but they never did.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  252. @Jack D

    My alma mater didn’t need a police department, but it had one anyway. As a poor student refusing to borrow money, I even applied to work for them — but fortunately found another job. In the process, and later as a resident advisor, I learned a lot about how they functioned. It was, essentially, a police department, so I don’t know why here now that seems to be so special.

    In response to your comment, I would just say that there are college locations where you and your precious don’t have to have such concerns in the back of your minds. The most they have ever gotten in my old college town was a six-year-old beauty queen murdered by her parent(s). The town was so peaceful that the justice professionals didn’t even know what to do about that one. (One of the few Blacks there raped my ex-girlfriend, just to prove a statistical point.)

    I would recommend avoiding a college where you have to even think about such concerns. And more importantly, I would strongly recommend at this point taking a good look at the opportunity cost of going to college at all. If you don’t have a good major, don’t even bother.

  253. Anon[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    “math not her strong suite”

    And English isn’t yours, I guess. But after all, only STEM matters, right?

  254. nebulafox says:
    @Jack D

    Very similar story in Brazil, where most murders involve black or pardo males in their 20s. Murder of tourists is rare. Robberies… not so much, but you can improve your chances pretty easily.

    Just exercise common sense and you’ll be fine. Don’t flaunt your valuables while speaking English loudly, don’t go into unpacified favelas or cracklands (I stupidly did and managed to be left alone, but that was luck) alone, don’t get involved with drugs, don’t walk alone at night if you are a woman, don’t get into a van with suspicious looking young local men alone, that kind of thing. Tourists who get murdered or robbed more often than not did one of these things. It’s not enough to guarantee safety, but nothing is.

    • Replies: @David Davenport
  255. hhsiii says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Connie Mack was likely cheaper. Do you call it pork roll or Taylor Ham? Did you call it Mischief Night? The central Jersey divide.

  256. hhsiii says:
    @Ed

    That’s the Old Testament punishment for thievin’ anyway.

  257. JMcG says:
    @Ex-University City

    I was in Upper Darby a few months ago for the first time in years. I was shocked at what a complete dump it has become. It used to be enjoyable to see shows at the Tower Theater but I don’t think I’d go near it any longer.

  258. AceDeuce says:
    @Hank Yobo

    The city of York has already been sh*thole-ized, in much the same way as Ballmer.

  259. AceDeuce says:
    @Jack D

    Actually it was Chaka Fattah Sr (born Arthur Davenport) who was the ghettorat Congresscretin.

    His son CF Jr, AKA “Chip” (LOL) was a junior grifter-both dad and son were tossed in the clink around the same time for corruption.

  260. @Mr. XYZ

    If someone has lived to 80, then he wasn’t murdered!

  261. @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    I daresay the average iq is lower than that. We’re dealing with the dredges of Black society and they have a lot of kids. After all, the adults live on the welfare money the kid brings in. Middle-class Blacks aren’t reproducing themselves

    Good chance you’re right. The US is like a roach motel, check in but don’t check out. Estimates of Black IQ vary considerably. I usually take 85 because it’s often cited and is enough to have pushed Blacks as a group out of industrial society. But see Dutton, _At Our Wit’s End_. Blacks aren’t the only ones having IQ caused trouble with living in industrial society, not by a long way.

    Counterinsurgency

  262. Craig Silverman.
    “Protect Your Parents From The Internet Week
    What To Do If The Older People In Your Life Are Sharing False Or Extreme Content”
    _Buzzfeed_, 2019/07/23

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/young-people-worry-about-older-people-sharing-fake-news?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    This is a really neat article! Tour de force. The author is telling young people to correct the old people about news on the Internet, since the old people don’t know about the internet and can be more easily fooled than the young. It reads a lot like a satire, but if so it’s completely deadpan. The 1960s “don’t trust anybody over 30″ comes back into style, along with ” Sick oldthinkers unbellyfeel Ingsoc”.

    Counterinsurgency

  263. fnn says:

    Mayor Catherine Pugh says, “Whoa, you can smell the rats!”

  264. @res

    A district could be demographically “compact”, too. I bet these are.

  265. @Romanian

    I’ve been a around this one way or another for a long time. Charts are interesting, but chart people are fools. “Resistance” is a psychological phenomenon, and as such it is not subject to logic.

    “Technical analysis” of stock prices is nothing of the sort. It always fails at some point, after which the “experts” get up, wipe themselves off, and go back to telling suckers where to put their money.

    There is an old joke: If your stock broker is so good, then why does he still have to work? I’ve known a lot of stock brokers, and essentially was one as a wholesaler of funds.

    Now, when it comes to Blacks in America shooting each other, that is another story. Steve’s chart analysis is spot on. He knows exactly what he is talking about.

  266. @bomag

    Sounds like the bad guys have upped their efforts to defeat better trauma care.

    Nothing advances trauma care better than full-scale war. This is the next-best thing.

  267. Prosa123 says:

    Just minutes ago (10pm Eastern) reports came in of at least 11 people shot at, of all freakin’ things, a garlic festival in California.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  268. @Days of Broken Arrows

    And then there are Towson and Owings Mills. They used to be upscale.

    Louis Rukeyser!

    Actually, I don’t know where his studio was, but Wall Street Week was produced by Maryland Public Television, based in Owings Mills.

    The theme song, talk about upscale, was in 5/4 time.

    • Replies: @Prosa123
  269. Art Deco says:
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    The black population is not particularly fecund. TFR is 2.1 children per woman per lifetime.

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
  270. Prosa123 says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Made possible by the financial support of Enron, ha ha.

  271. Hail says: • Website
    @Art Deco

    The once-large Black-White fertility gap narrowed considerably between the mid-1990s and early-2000s. Now within 0.1 TFR points of each other:

  272. @Prosa123

    I assume without checking this will have occurred in Gilroy (a relatively small farming town south of San José and the self-proclaimed – justifiably so! – Garlic Capital of the World.”

    What the newsreaders assuredly won’t talk about is Gilroy’s being a hive of surly mestizos more interested in meth, heroin, and gangbanging with MS13 than they are in picking anyone’s garlic.

    Odds the perpetrator(s) is (are) a “white man” (or men) with a surname ending in z are high.

  273. @The Wild Geese Howard

    Albuquerque by chance?

    Close, but no Montecristo.

  274. @eah

    That’s a clever and hilarious use of the commenting platform. I commend you.

  275. @nebulafox

    Conover’s father is a marine biologist with the middle name Olmstead. So you can expect a cross between Central Park and Bikini Bottom.

  276. @PiltdownMan

    Saint Louis scoffs at the poseurs in Baltimore, but, per capita, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, and Bakersfield can’t even be bothered to scoff at either also-ran. The mestizos work harder and commit more crime than native Negroes – ia there anything they can’t do?!

    ¡El Valle Central, Ese!

    (Gilroy is doing its part as I type.)

  277. @Anon000

    Thanks for the history lesson!

  278. The grim news was the latest reminder of the sustained cycle of violence that has gripped the city since 2015, when the annual number of homicides soared above 300 for three consecutive years after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death from self-inflicted injuries suffered in police custody.

    FIFY

    Note how the evil Sun sneaks in the implied lie that Gray was murdered by the cops.

  279. @MikeW

    He wasn’t bashing Baltimore. He was bashing hypocritical Baltimore politicians who can’t be bothered to try to do something about their fair city.

    That’s the problem. Nobody gets anything.

  280. @SonOfFrankenstein

    “Similarly, why haven’t the Republicans taken up the cause for solving this problem? You can make the case that they have… ”

    No, you can’t. The republicans have never done anything but cringe. They are the “loyal opposition” whatever that’s supposed to mean. There may be a dozen or so republican congress members who will even argue with democrats, while the rest of them grovel and offer to kiss the asses of anyone who calls them racists.

  281. @M_Young

    Ole Miss undergrads shot up one of the many Emmett Till signs in the state.

    I heard that piece. No doubt the “Justice” department will seek the death penalty for those Ole Miss UGs and recommend closing Ole Miss.

  282. Kronos says:
    @SonOfFrankenstein

    “Why don’t the Democrats give a damn about our own American cities and people?”

    You need to read Ron Unz’s “Race and Crime in America” article.

    Essentially, Liberals REALLY fucked up by allowing blacks into the inner cities. About 50% of US homicides over the last fifty years were caused by blacks (often against other blacks.) Really, it’s African American crime that drives criminal statistics. No other race/ethnicity comes close. During the 1960s, this lead to massive “white flight” from Detroit, Baltimore, LA, Washington D.C. etc. Cities were nearly bled dry in police/welfare costs. Also, they were losing their best middle class tax mules. Murders and rapes often kill homeowner real estate values (ask Sailer’s tuba playing uncle.)

    Anyway, Unz strongly supports the idea that Hispanics are used to water down/drive out the black underclass. Now, LA has the same murder rate as little Portland, Oregon. Because despite Hispanics having generally lower IQ, their crime rates are MUCH closer to whites. They’re re-stabilizing many cities by flushing out blackie. Hispanics are essentially low quality blood transfusions for US cities. That’s why Liberals are CRAZY about protecting illegal/legal immigrants. Like helping them despite losing white union democratic votes.

    • Replies: @eah
  283. Duke84 says:
    @Lurker

    Unfortunately so many of them have already reproduced.

  284. @Anonymous

    ” I would think the schools would be improving as they must be drawing increasingly from smart and ambitious immigrants and from affluent Whites.”

    Why would you think that? Northern Virginia draws government workers and hangers-on like lawyers, and even those who self identify as conservatives would be called liberals if they relocated to the Southside area of Virginia.

    There’s not a lot of intelligence among those types, and there’s a high level of psychosis of the liberal variety.

  285. Paul Kersey just made a post about this interestingly. In sheer numbers, it alone has more homicides than New York City

  286. @PiltdownMan

    My niece was looking to study at John Hopkins for something related to Life Sciences, or Health Sciences or something like that. I heard from an old friend that it was a really good school for the field she wanted to go into, but I also told her that it was really unsafe, and possibly not worth it. She was ecstatic about the admission letter, but in the end she picked Imperial College London

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  287. Hail says: • Website
    @Anon000

    The police report ending for June 25, 1890, exhibited the following terrible record sustaining what I have just stated: Assaults on policemen, 162, by whites 75, by colored 87; assaults on special officers, 25, by whites 9, by colored 16.

    He gives the population as two-thirds Black (the Census found 67.1% White, 32.8% Black), and says there were 84 such assaults by Whites and 103 by Blacks.

    This implies Blacks were only 2.5x as violent against police as Whites in 1890 Washington DC, not the usual 7x as violent we are used to today. What might explain this? I can think of a few “structural” factors.

    in The Star (a Washington newspaper), of December 24, 1888, it was shown that there were then in jail, awaiting trial or sentence for murder, 16 persons, 2 white and 14 colored

    Now that looks more like the familiar 7x figure. (It’s actually 14x, but the sample size is small; if there had been just another White murder suspect, for a total of three, the ratio would be 9.5x).

  288. Hail says: • Website
    @eah

    Let’s ALL be “from Baltimore.”

    The Tribe has spoken.

    • Replies: @eah
  289. M_Young says:
    @Charles

    Here in California every sqeedunk Community College has their own cops…with guns.

  290. Yes, the MD 7th District is heavily gerrymandered to ensure a black Representative from the ghetto. I live in the white part of Cumming’s district and have always felt disenfranchised being represented by a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. It’s a crime really and I’d love to see Cummings ridden out on a rail. Maryland is 30% black unfortunately and about 2/3 Democrat. Hopeless.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  291. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    If you are talking about the shooter rather than the long deceased bandleader, I live not five miles from where he did his shooting and I was warned by people I know to never talk to the guy or associate with him years before. He’s not a GOB, he’s a deranged idiot who was probably put up to it by state actors, possibly BATFE or FBI.

    A GOB is a generally well meaning and basically decent but not terribly smart guy, usually from a rural or agricultural background, drinks popular brands of pisswater, watches sportsball and NASCAR, et al. Probably goes to a church with Christian Zionist tendencies and contemporary music rather than a pipe organ. Goes to work every day, not a liability to society, but not going to cure cancer or get us to Mars. Generally likeable unless provoked.

    In wartime, he is best employed in a rear echelon job where he will be an asset. He’ll get killed early on the front lines.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  292. @hhsiii

    I participated in Mischief Night a couple of times. That’s what we called it. I don’t remember pork roll or Taylor Ham, but I do remember eating hoagies. We were oriented toward the Delaware River, not the Hudson, and on second thought I think we were closer to Philly than NYC. Connie Mack was probably easier for my father to drive to, but still I think it’s funny and kind of too bad that we never bothered to go to a Yankees game, because, well, they’re the Yankees. My little league team did go to a Mets game once.

  293. eah says:
    @Kronos

    Now, LA has the same murder rate as little Portland, Oregon.

    This sounds hard to believe — the website city-data.com says that for 2017 LA had a murder rate of 7.0/100k, and Portland 3.7 — it’s true the difference is not as great as one might expect (90% greater is significant enough though), and the rate in LA has fallen by appox 50% since 2003 (per data on that website — not sure how accurate it is), which is not the case in Portland.

    Essentially, Liberals REALLY fucked up by allowing blacks into the inner cities.

    It’s not clear how that specifically could have been prevented; they have to live somewhere — also Blacks typically vote heavily for Democrats (‘liberals’), so ‘majority minority’ populations in large cities help keep them in power (as does conspiring with public employee unions, which has helped create pension crises around the country).

    • Replies: @Kronos
  294. eah says:
    @Hail

  295. Ed says:
    @Clyde

    Actually this one, that’s linked in the article, https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-ci-malpractice-award-20120626-story.html

    Goodness $230m, Hopkins must be downright livid about it. They’re trapped.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  296. Hank Yobo says:
    @Known Fact

    That’s why I wrote York County. I saw a tremendous boom in housing just north of the M-D Line the last time I was there. The traffic heading north along I-83 in the evenings was much greater than I remembered. White flight first to Baltimore County and now to southern Pennsylvania.

  297. anonymous[380] • Disclaimer says:

    Anonymous[380] here.

    It’s constructive to bring one of Steve’s perceptive questions into the conversation:

    What’s the difference between white flight and ethnic cleansing?

    The obvious one is that white flight(R) is the elite-preferred term for Conversations(R).

    The talented, pseudonymous, and long-silent statistician La Griffe du Lion addressed this point back in 1999, Crime in the Hood.

    Key takeaway:
    Summary:
    “As a neighborhood turns black, violent victimization of its white residents begins immediately. At first the risk is small, not much different from its previous all-white level. However, by the time the neighborhood reaches the half-black point, every white family of four has better than a one in three chance of being victimized within a year… Most of the risk faced by whites, results from the predilection of black thugs to prey upon whites.”

    Not unrelated: in 2002’s The Effect of Urban Flight on IQ Distribution, Griffe used Baltimore as his case study.

  298. @nebulafox

    Just exercise common sense and you’ll be fine. …

    In other words, submit and yield to the criminals.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Escher
  299. @Achmed E. Newman

    Now we’ve got ourselves a dialog!

    There’s nothing the Left loves more than a dialog, although they much prefer the kind where only they talk. DJT outsmarted them again, forcing them to defend the indefensible.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  300. Anon[250] • Disclaimer says:

    Logically, the protests against Trumps statements are stating that any majority Black city is specifically not an infested mess due solely to its Black residents.

  301. Anon[404] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Honestly, you don’t need to worry much about sending your kids to Chicago or Philly or Baltimore, etc. The schools do have excellent security. Most murders involve ghetto males killing each other at 3AM. If you are not a ghetto male and you are safe in your dorm at 3AM then you have nothing to worry about.

    With respect, as a lifelong resident of one of those cities who has had a gun in my face on a couple of occasions and who is familiar with many annual exceptions to your illustration of ghetto isolated Black facilitated homicide (and rape): I will assert that you don’t quite know what you are talking about.

    As far as schools are concerned, no White kid would last more than a couple of days at any Black school in these cities. White teachers seldom last.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  302. @JohnnyD

    After the Obama presidency ended, I believe the Obama’s moved to an exclusive part of Chicago.

    No. They live in a multi-million dollar house in NW DC or one of its close in towns (Bethesda, Chevy Chase, etc.). The street where they live is blocked off by 24/7/365 Secret Service.

  303. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Abolish_public_education

    Someone who can afford a $1.5M home, or even 1/7 of it, should be sending its kids to private school.

    Why?

  304. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @Beyond Vegetables

    For a white to criticize — even to notice! — the black intifada against whites — even against each other! — is now to court being accused of racism.

    These are pogroms against whites. They are not an intifada.

  305. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:
    @MikeW

    I don’t have any problem with Trump dissing Dems or protesters who are attacking him. I’m just saying he shouldn’t go after a whole city, one that, like any other city, has slackers and hard workers, retired veterans and criminals. Trump always uses too broad a brush with his insults. That’s dumb politically and, well, it’s deplorable.

    What sorts of things should he say instead?

  306. Clyde says:
    @Ed

    Trapped indeed, though in reality they can always move to the ex-urbs. Respect but your URL was incomplete. Here is the justified >> https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-xpm-2012-06-26-bs-md-ci-malpractice-award-20120626-story.html With the full story in 2012/

    Ex-urbs are no big deal to drive off to if Johns Hopkins relocates there. With all those Priuses and electric cars the libby elite favor

  307. @Laurence Whelk

    Sadly, although he is of course an actor, Selleck would probably be a better police commissioner – he is a pretty conservative guy, with the accompanying, realistic understanding of human nature, and a supporter of the N.R.A. (with an accompanying, realistic understanding of firearms’ role in crimes and their prevention).

  308. Clyde says:

    You do not get to make a voyeuristic television show about how awful and dysfunctional Baltimore is and then *defend it as a paragon of safety and functionality.*

    From twitter and obviously about David Simon who extracted tens of millions from his Wire shitshow. I never watched one minute of The Wire. I have no interest in viewing into the dregs of blackness and 360 degrees of blackitude. Stupid whitey libs male/female got all wet down under while viewing their oppressed god-lings in useless eaterville (if there ever was one) Baltimore.

  309. istevefan says:
    @J.Ross

    The 20 million figure he mentions is for all deaths, soldier and civilian. Though that number can be estimated to be as high as 25 million. Of this about 10 to 12 million were soldiers.

  310. Art Deco says:
    @Jim Christian

    I lived there for several years. What I’ve seen of the suburbs are ordinary enough. The core city has a great deal of unusual housing stock in styles not much seen elsewhere. (Philadelphia is like this too). There were (and I think there remain) agreeable neighborhoods here there and the next place. The metropolitan area as a whole is moderately affluent. However, you do have these wretched urban slums. They’re a great deal worse than they were in 1980. There’s nothing inherent in that, it’s just a persistent refusal of the political class in Baltimore to provide the most consequential of public goods: public order.

  311. DodgUSA24 says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows

    It takes a literal army to protect Johns Hopkins and to protect the institutional money managers still located in Baltimore….

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  312. Art Deco says:
    @PemmicanPoint

    You don’t have to do any gerrymandering to ensure a black majority district. You conjoin Baltimore City to a small knock of Baltimore County (around Catonsville) to a small knock of Anne Arundel County (around Linthicum), you have an un-gerrymandered black majority district. You draw another district entirely within Prince George’s County (and consisting of 80% of the population therein), and you have another un-gerrymandered black majority district.

    You look at the map and you see the point of the grotesque gerrymandering in Maryland was

    1. To bisect the provincial territory in western Maryland and add to each affluent suburban voters from Montgomery County to manufacture two districts with a Democratic advantage. An ungerrymandered map would have the five western Maryland counties in one district (with a knock of exurban territory in Montgomery County to fill out) and have a suburban district entirely within Montgomery County. One would have a Republican advantage, the other would be a safe Democratic seat.

    2. To manufacture a Democratic-majority district for Steny Hoyer while conceding most of the black voters in Prince George’s County to the adjoining district. An ungerrymandered map would have a compact black-majority district in PG County and a 2d district which conjoined the three Southern Maryland counties to exurbs and peripheral suburbs in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. Hoyer would have faced either (1) a primary challenge from a black politician who would ask voters why a white septuagenarian who had held elective office since 1962 should represent them in Congress or (2) changing his residence and embarking on a hustle in a marginal district consisting of exurbs and small towns of a sort he’d never lived in.

    3. To break up Anne Arundel County’s electorate, that being the one large metro county without a secure Democratic majority.

    • Replies: @res
  313. @Art Deco

    Which segment of the Black population is having kids – the decent, intelligent Blacks that I know often have only 1. I used to work with a 35-year-old fellow in Office Services with five kids by three different women.

    • Replies: @jim jones
  314. @hhsiii

    North Jersey Taylor Ham and Mischief Night – what else is Mischief Night called?

    • Replies: @JMcG
  315. @eah

    I guess both things can be true:

    –Fewer people are dying of gunshot wounds than they would have previously due to advances in trauma care.

    –More people involved in gang conflict are dying from gunshot wounds because the number and placement of gunshots has been upped to outstrip the advances in trauma care.

  316. Kronos says:
    @eah

    My bad, I mentally merged two Unz articles into one. The work quoted below is from Unz’s “The Myth of Hispanic Crime.” Another apology, its for violent crime, not just murder. I’m getting sloppy in my old age (almost 30!)

    http://www.unz.com/runz/the-myth-of-hispanic-crime/

    “A particularly remarkable result is that gigantic Los Angeles—50 percent Hispanic and frequently perceived as a dangerous urban hellhole—has violent crime rates close to those of Portland, Oregon, the whitest major city in the nation at 74 percent. The Hispanic cities and their crime rates are displayed in Chart 7.”

    Also, a reply to your “they have to live somewhere” comment.

    True, but the importation of such a massive (and violent) populace has plagued them for nearly decades. Washington D.C. was 70% near its peak. The number of murders and rapes (plus the entertaining crackhead Mayor Barry) made D.C. a shithole. Consequently, this heavily drove the heavy importation of illegal/legal immigrants into the US to flush them out. Very much like the old nursery rhyme “got the cat to chase the rat, bought the dog to chase the cat.” US regional elites are playing 4-dimensional chess on who handles the black underclass “hot potato.”

  317. @BengaliCanadianDude

    My cousin went to Johns Hopkins in the early 70s. He lived nearby off campus and claimed he was told by police that if he “hit” anyone while driving, not to get out of the car, but to drive to the police station. Seems to me his car had acquired, at some point, air conditioning via bullet holes.

  318. Art Deco says:
    @DodgUSA24

    No, the local police force is understaffed. The number of sworn officers does exceed national means in per capita terms, but given Baltimore’s demographics, a 25% increase in the number of officers would be called for, and that’s conservative. Back in the day, Johns Hopkins was remarkably cheap with it’s security service. Things may have improved.

  319. what the last 2 crackers in Baltimore did:

    is that Z-Man?

    time for another edition of the meme:

    what europeans do – invent crazy water wheel device to remove all the garbage in the harbor in Baltimore
    what africans do – 1 murder per day
    what jews do – Senator Ron Wyden brazenly helping people across the US-Mexico border, openly committing a felony to keep the invasion going

  320. jim jones says:
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    Children are expensive and stressful, people only have them by accident

  321. @Meretricious

    Look who’s making strategies here. Lol, you can’t even save yourselves from extinction(multiple epidemics including drugs), but continue to talk about black people. Such “high IQ” yet you have poor survival skills and resort to suicide whenever there’s a bump in the road. Enjoy!

  322. Escher says:
    @David Davenport

    What do you suggest? Go Charles Bronson on them?

  323. @Anonymous

    As I surmised, there’s a disagreement about definitions here, and I expect it’s causing most or even all of the other disagreement.

    When I say Audie Murphy, Chris Kyle, and many of the best guys I served with were good ole boys, every bit the equal of a German soldier, I mean these guys have rural backgrounds with traditional values; unwavering senses of morality, loyalty, and duty; and hearts of gold. They’ll do anything for a friend, and nothing that would make their mamas ashamed of them. They can be a handful, because they won’t necessarily respect the letter of rules which are silly or authority which is unjust – but they know right from wrong and act on it. They are not hotheads; they are often charming, and had rather everyone simmer down and talk it over than escalate things whenever possible. They aren’t necessarily refined intellects, but they’ve more common-sense, resourcefulness, and practical knowledge than most any egghead with a doctorate. They think fast; they are often very clever and wily. They can fight, hunt; fish; camp; build, maintain, and repair machines; think tactically, and so on.

    I expect many will scoff, not least because they are an admittedly cartoonish, fictional archetype from a children’s television program, but the most famous good old boys of all are exactly the kind of guys you want in your squadron:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  324. Escher says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Next we’ll have black criminals accusing their victims of racism for reporting them to the police.

  325. @Jim Don Bob

    There are several such programmes in hospitals which train corpsmen and other medical specialists working with or as special operators, as well as military surgeons and nurses generally, via collaborations with the navy, army, and air force’s medical and nursing corps.

    One of the most famous is in Trenton (why not Camden, though?!); the navy actually runs its own outfit with the University of Southern California in Steve’s backyard.

    L.A. (and, doubtless, places like Trenton and Miami) was chosen “because of the volume and types of surgeries performed [t]here.”

    That’s the definition of diplomacy, right there.

  326. JMcG says:
    @Ris_Eruwaedhiel

    I think they call it Devil’s Night in some places.

  327. Kronos says:
    @Jim Christian

    I’ve noticed for a few years that 1950s-1960s clothing (especially men’s suits) are coming back in fashion. I’m sure it started with the show “Mad Men.”

    But yeah, you have SJW fat chicks taking the 1950s thick glasses by storm. I’m pretty sure they’re often clear lenses as well. “I don’t need glasses but I want the thickest pair of frames you got, I need to look smartzie.”

  328. @Jim Don Bob

    Yep the Left loves to have those unilogs with us. They talk – we’re supposed to listen, learn, and give out even more of our paychecks.

  329. @Autochthon

    Please take care to avoid comparing US infantry at any time with WW II German infantry. There are those who take it amiss.

    Counterinsurgency

  330. @Autochthon

    OK, wasn’t a good morning for me. Reading back, it’s obvious I misunderstood the entire chain. In fact, I’m pretty much on your side of this. Sorry for the mistake. Time to give this a rest for a week or so.

    Counterinsurgency

  331. @Bardon Kaldian

    Check out The Baltimore Plan (1954) on Youtube for a pre-PC look at attempts to clean up blight in black neighborhoods in Baltimore.

  332. MEH 0910 says:

    Ray Sawhill Retweeted:

  333. MEH 0910 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    white flight is the direct cause of Black problems

  334. @eah

    he was on parole!!!!!! I thought mass incarceration was unfairly putting people behind bars?

  335. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I visited that area about a year ago. I grabbed a student newspaper and ….I shit you not the front page had an article about local “youths” attacking students at random and beating the shit out of them. I took a picture of the front page.

    SHOCKINGLY this didn’t make national news. or maybe even local news outside of the student paper.

    Can you imagine of gangs of white “youths” were beating the shit out of random black students? our great grandchildren would literally read about it in text books 100 years from now.

  336. @J. Farmer

    they’re full of DEMOCRATS

  337. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Autochthon

    When I say Audie Murphy, Chris Kyle, and many of the best guys I served with were good ole boys, every bit the equal of a German soldier,

    Indeed, better than the average German Wehrmcht soldier. America has a lot of German stock, after all, and I doubt there is a lot of biological difference beten the average German, Englishman, or Scot as far as soldiering goes. The elite Germans tended to be found in Waffen-SS units, but they weren’t radically better than US Marines.

    The Germans were not invincible, as history proves. But on average the Wehrmacht, man for man, was better than the US Army. So was the British army. The Allies won on the basis of mass Russian casualties and massive US industrial capacity. Our weapons weren’t the best, except for the proximity fuze and of course in the end the nuclear weapons, but they were good enough and we made a shit ton of them.

    Our elite troops were probably the equal of those of the Germans, or the British, all three were above everyone else. I’m told Italian frogmen were pretty good though. By my working definition of “good old boy”, those guys don’t even make it to BUD/S or the British equivalent (SAS/SBS)? They get through boot cmp okay, nd can be an sset in noncombat roles, but they are not good combat troops.

    And of course, Hitler was a military mediocrity at best, although a political genius.

  338. On that graph, what was happening during 2008?

  339. @Father O'Hara

    Used up my LOL already but that was perfect diction, Father.

  340. res says:
    @Art Deco

    Thanks for that analysis. I found 2. especially interesting. Does the presence of the bay make it difficult/impossible to split MD 1 in a way to dilute the R voters there? (looking at the D favoring gerrymander, it is possible. Any idea why that isn’t done?)

    I went back and looked at the 538 page I linked above and alternative districts make clear that two black dominated (majority or close) districts are the typical outcome. They give a version with three black and one minority majority district, but in that case the other four districts all go Republican. It is interesting how many of the possible redistrictings give 3 R leaning districts.

    That page gives a link to the 538 data at https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/redistricting-atlas-data

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