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From Fox News:

Baltimore tops 100 homicides so far in 2017
Published April 25, 2017 Fox News

The city of Baltimore has suffered more than 100 homicides before the end of April for the first time in nearly 20 years.

… As police were discussing that shooting in the afternoon, another man was shot dead in East Baltimore in the same area as a new senior citizen center that was rebuilt after burning while under construction during riots that hit the city two years ago, the Sun reported. That shooting pushed the total number of homicides in the city for 2017 to 101. …

Baltimore has not seen 100 homicides before the end of April since 1998. The violence in Baltimore began to spike in the spring of 2015, following riots prompted by the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

The causal relationship between the Black Lives Matter movement and the 29% rise in homicides between 2014 and 2016 in the 30 biggest cities is one of the most prima facie obvious things I’ve seen in 45 years of following social statistics.

 
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  1. NO, this is clearly caused by Trump. Duh. (/sarcasm)

    But blacks gonna black. Liberia II, anyone?

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @whorefinder


    NO, this is clearly caused by Trump. Duh. (/sarcasm)
     
    Not just Trump... Trump and slavery. Duh.
  2. UGLY lies of BLM led to this.

  3. Ferguson Effect in full force.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
  4. The reason Obama has been in hiding since January 20, 2017 is because he is a wanted suspect.
    Maybe it’s time to bring Mickey Mantle back from the dead. He’d do something about the rise in crime:

    • Replies: @Dr. X
    @Detective Club


    The reason Obama has been in hiding since January 20, 2017 is because he is a wanted suspect.

     

    Oh, he's not hiding at all. He's collecting the payoff.... I'm sure the $400k is merely the first of many installments.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/obama-spokesman-defends-reported-400000-wall-street-backed-speech.htmlhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/obama-spokesman-defends-reported-400000-wall-street-backed-speech.html
  5. George Soros funding made Ferguson happen and built BLM. He funds a myriad of organizations that are the go betweens for all of this crap.

    George Soros is the elderly and more sophisticated version of the Israeli teen lunatic telephone terrorist.

    • Replies: @Chase
    @Anonymous

    What's the (((common link?)))

  6. On a somewhat related note, I have on good authority that the officers who shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge will not be charged with a crime and it will be announced no later than Tuesday. I hope nothing much happens but it has the potential to be ugly, ugly, ugly. The local african american community here is a powder keg, and rumor is that out of town agitators are already en route. Bear in mind that the memory of the Baton Rouge law enforcement assassinations that a BLM radical carried last summer are still fresh in the minds of the local police.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Hockamaw

    I wonder if it would be better or even possible for the DA to release a terse statement declining to prosecute the cops?

    Maybe it would suck out some of the wind out of the agitators if there aren't cameras.

    , @Alden
    @Hockamaw

    I Hope every White is well armed and keeps the kids home for the next few days.

  7. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    Little Rock, Arkansas has seen a big jump in homicides as well. Homicides were up 40% in 2016 over 2015, including a 2 year old and 3 year old being killed. The black police chief, who had been on the job about 3 years, is completely inept. Since he got the job he’s had his service weapon “stolen”, and he’s rear-ended someone while driving his police vehicle. Homicides are also up in 2017. The sadly ironic thing about all this is that most of the violence has been near Central High School, a neighborhood that is a complete ghetto hell hole, something you don’t see in the documentaries.

    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/apr/25/lr-links-death-of-kid-rise-in-crime-201/?f=crime

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Anon

    The high school was integrated in the late 1950s. It's surprising that it's still standing.

    Replies: @Anon

  8. OFF TOPIC : Macron is dropping in the polls. Le Pen will probably still come up short in the run-off but some sensible French are seriously asking themselves : is it wise to make someone who married his mother President of the country?

    • Replies: @Judah Benjamin Hur
    @Detective Club

    Apparently, Macron's personal life doesn't bother the French as much as Fillon's, who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Altai

  9. anon • Disclaimer says:

    The causal relationship between the Black Lives Matter movement and the 29% rise in homicides between 2014 and 2016 in the 30 biggest cities is one of the most prima facie obvious things I’ve seen in 45 years of following social statistics.

    And even more so in the cities that are driving half of it. And as far as causation, you have police that openly discuss their changes in practices — which amounts to reduced enforcement in the worst areas. Plus the various DOJ consent decrees and in the case of Chicago, the ACLU agreement.

    Baltimore is economically more fragile than most cities and could devolve into Detroit. It does have white enclaves and the very substantial Johns Hopkins — the latter having its own police force. Here is a list of their major employers: http://commerce.maryland.gov/Documents/ResearchDocument/MajorEmployersInBaltimoreCity.pdf

  10. This is a video of Black Lives Matter Rioters attacking White people who want to enjoy some drinks before a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards:

    anti-White Obama riled up the Black Lives Matter mob and the Whites in Baltimore got attacked.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @Charles Pewitt

    TNB. Can one say that here?

    Replies: @george strong

    , @fish
    @Charles Pewitt

    It really always gets down to "urban shopping" doesn't it?


    You guys should read Leanoardo Pittz.

  11. Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other — and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship — because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It’s a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together — that’s about the only emotion I have about it — I can’t even blame Obama with any conviction.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    @eah

    It was going on before Obama. It will go on after Obama. He played his part, but BRA is much greater than Obama.

    , @Rod1963
    @eah

    Even the fire department doesn't like to go into black areas. It's been known ever since the Rodney King Riots that the LAFD has to wear body armor under their suits when they take calls in places like Compton because the dindu's take pot shots at them.

    It generally doesn't get reported though because it's bad for diversity.

    Yeah it's also hard on nurses and doctors dealing with these thugs. They routinely threaten to kill the nurses when they don't get enough morphine. Yes, they see time in the hospital to get high. And once in a while they do beat or murder a nurse.

    And their thug buddies who visit are even worse. They don't come in singles but in a menacing horde, it terrifies the staff and any patient unlucky to share a room with the homicidal manaic.

    This also never gets press or ends up on a police blotter because it looks bad.

    I can really understand why Mexicans try to eradicate them,

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Negrolphin Pool
    @eah


    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together — that’s about the only emotion I have about it — I can’t even blame Obama with any conviction.
     
    The trauma surgeons probably view it as a great source of practice, or at least the DoD does.
    , @Kylie
    @eah

    "I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together — that’s about the only emotion I have about it — I can’t even blame Obama with any conviction."

    I don't. In my view, they are giving aid and comfort to the enemy (or one of the enemies or the foot soldiers of the enemy).

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @eah

    eah, Recent article in the Chicago Tribune about Level One Trauma crews suffering from "Compassion Fatigue." I guess they couldn't call it "Don't give a shit no more fatigue."

    Replies: @Ed, @Art Deco

    , @scrivener3
    @eah

    I think the trauma teams have a realistic view of it all. If you ever google emergency room slang it is a red pill as possible, you dirtbag GOMER.

    My daughter wants to be a surgeon and she says Newark is better than New Brunswick (of the two NJ med school hospitals) because there is lots of experience for students with shot up patients.

  12. TV makes the world believe in renegade cops who play by their own rules, but in reality a police officer is just someone doing a well paid job with an excellent pension at the end of it, when they’ll promote you for the last 6 months for an even better pension. But only if you keep your nose clean. I’m sure cops are not going to be fooled into concentrating on donuts less than they have been, just because there are more murders.

  13. Jack Hanson says:

    Steve, I see that the national media has tamped down on this but a member of the Delaware State Police was killed yesterday after stopping to check on a suspicious vehicle.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/27/delaware-trooper-shot-outside-wawa-dies-suspect-surrounded-in-home.html

    No picture of the shooter at the link, but he does indeed look like one of Obama’s sons, quelle shocke.

    • Replies: @fish
    @Jack Hanson

    Yeah well I guess the Corporal wasn't "keeping it real"!

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

  14. However, this guy … Flynn in Milwaukee, is a breath of fresh air. Skip to the middle and end Q&A.

    http://www.copinthehood.com/2017/02/milwaukee-police-chief-edward-flynn-we.html

    “every single negative social indicator is in the same place where the dead bodies are.”

    7:16 on the video.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @anon

    He's fairly liberal though.

  15. • Replies: @Kylie
    @CCZ

    Where's the irony? Like most big cities and their vibrant citizenry, Baltimore and its vibrant citizenry are looking to big gubmint to clean up the nests they have fouled.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  16. Steve, your grasp of memes is remarkable for a man of your age.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Space Ghost

    Steve is the one who memes. I’m still long on OBEY COLOSSUS. Here’s Steve explaining the cutthroat blogging business.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @Space Ghost


    Steve, your grasp of memes is remarkable for a man of your age.
     
    Steve was born in 1987. The pics he posts are photoshopped. Nobody sends money to a 30-year old exhibiting Steve's wisdom. That, or else he does time travel.
  17. @Anonymous
    George Soros funding made Ferguson happen and built BLM. He funds a myriad of organizations that are the go betweens for all of this crap.

    George Soros is the elderly and more sophisticated version of the Israeli teen lunatic telephone terrorist.

    Replies: @Chase

    What’s the (((common link?)))

  18. Blame BLM?

    Same constituency of course, but really they are just being themselves. 😉

  19. We shouldn’t even be talking homicide rates and numbers when doing statistical comparisons over time.

    Felony assault and attempted assault rates and numbers should be the metric with all the improvements in EMS and trauma center technologies.

  20. 25th anniversary of the ’92 LA riots coming up. Remember, everyone is just one unforeseen incident with some stupid criminal away from having their neighborhood or adjoining area torched by these malefactors. There goes your home value such as in Ferguson. America held hostage by worthless dead-enders.

  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    BLM and media people shout down attempts discuss crime rate trends. The way to shut them up is to show a graph that highlights the data in Baltimore and other troubled cities over the past few decades. Compare that to the national trend and to other cities in the same population range. Then close the sale by showing the detailed monthly graphs since just prior to the unrest. Do not give the talking heads any room to weasel out. Anyone can read a well-done graph and understand it.

    The same media influence strategy may be applied in England to show the baleful effects in Rotherham and other vibrant communities.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Anonymous

    "the way to shut them up is to show them
    a graph."

    Look into the abyss, friend-o. Then you shall see the solution staring back at you.

  22. Hmmm, probably unnecessary to finish building a new Senior Center, tough to grow old in Baltimore. Add some walk-in coolers and make it an annex for the morgue. Much more important to protest a white artist painting a portrait of Emmit Till or a white woman writing about black prisoners.

    • Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @Buffalo Joe

    Kudos to Buffalo Joe: May a laurel crown of shredded Baltimore Sun obituaries be placed by Apollo himself upon your well-used head.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  23. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    At jameslafond.com, the point has been made that since the Baltimore Metro population has been dropping due to flight in a variety of colors and flavors, the Bodymore murder team may beat Chicago this year on a per-capita basis. Also check out James Baltimore Travel Guide at jameslafond.com/btg for where not to be at various times of day.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @anonymous

    Who's going to venture all the way in to Camden Yards?

    Who's going to send their kid to Johns Hopkins? Will they wall the whole campus off?

    Replies: @Anon7, @Art Deco

    , @Anonymous Nephew
    @anonymous

    Mr LaFond's blog is always illuminating. Just as Steve reads WaPo and NYT so that we don't have to yet are still made aware of the content, Mr LaFond gives us his take on Baltimore life without us having to experience it for ourselves.

    He walks the valley of the shadow daily, but seems from his own descriptions to be the meanest s-o-b in the valley, a necessary trait for survival in a city where a simple walk to the bar for a drink presents problens.

    https://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=7467&pr=1

  24. Yes, the correlation is perfectly clear, but what is the causation? Is it because no policeman was ever indicted for eating donuts (whereas actually doing police work puts you at risk of either shooting a life that matters (and being put on trial for it) or NOT shooting someone who matters, with the result that you’re dead)? This sounds plausible but there has to be some intermediate step – e.g. arrests drop, now more people who like to settle disputes with guns are out on the street instead of behind bars, so now there are more murders. Has there in fact been a drop in arrests? Do the stats bear this out?

    Or does the very atmosphere of BLM somehow directly empower people to be bolder about shooting their neighbors? What is the exact mechanism by which BLM translates into more murders? We know that it does, but how?

    • Replies: @dcthrowback
    @Jack D

    jack, baltimore going through some interesting times. cancelled their "head knockers" squad when 7 were indicted when the DEA blew them in and moving to a local "govt services provided platform" v. "more cops" in some "at risk" areas...likely because there's a shortage of cops (2500 v. authorized 2900) and paying $1M in OT isn't something they want to keep doing

    https://twitter.com/beruitplayer/status/857940841326948352

    Indicted cops made roughly $75k/year, then billed additional $60k-$70k in OT. Unsustainable.

  25. @Hockamaw
    On a somewhat related note, I have on good authority that the officers who shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge will not be charged with a crime and it will be announced no later than Tuesday. I hope nothing much happens but it has the potential to be ugly, ugly, ugly. The local african american community here is a powder keg, and rumor is that out of town agitators are already en route. Bear in mind that the memory of the Baton Rouge law enforcement assassinations that a BLM radical carried last summer are still fresh in the minds of the local police.

    Replies: @Ed, @Alden

    I wonder if it would be better or even possible for the DA to release a terse statement declining to prosecute the cops?

    Maybe it would suck out some of the wind out of the agitators if there aren’t cameras.

  26. @Detective Club
    OFF TOPIC : Macron is dropping in the polls. Le Pen will probably still come up short in the run-off but some sensible French are seriously asking themselves : is it wise to make someone who married his mother President of the country?

    Replies: @Judah Benjamin Hur

    Apparently, Macron’s personal life doesn’t bother the French as much as Fillon’s, who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    @Judah Benjamin Hur

    It was somewhat hard to swallow in the context of his campaign pledge to fire 500,000 govt workers.

    , @Altai
    @Judah Benjamin Hur


    who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.
     
    who committed the same crime manifold French politicians are openly known to have committed but that the media suspiciously treated like a transgression without compare and harped on about it for a suspiciously long amount of time.

    Fix that for you.

    Hmm, that sounds familiar come to think about it. It's not like anyone was worried that the second round would be Fillon and Le Pen and Fillon voters were likely to switch to Macron or something...

  27. Baltimore is governed by a collection of prats, hence none of the progress other cities have made in restoring order was there registered. (The city had homicide rates about equal to New York’s in 1980 and 7x New York’s in 2010). Now the truly malevolent among them have elected to make things even worse.

  28. @anonymous
    At jameslafond.com, the point has been made that since the Baltimore Metro population has been dropping due to flight in a variety of colors and flavors, the Bodymore murder team may beat Chicago this year on a per-capita basis. Also check out James Baltimore Travel Guide at jameslafond.com/btg for where not to be at various times of day.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous Nephew

    Who’s going to venture all the way in to Camden Yards?

    Who’s going to send their kid to Johns Hopkins? Will they wall the whole campus off?

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    My wife and I were in Baltimore a couple of months ago visiting a family friend who lives by the Johns Hopkins campus. Hopkins has more security, more visible personnel, than I've ever seen anywhere. From early morning to late evening there are uniformed security guards wearing fluorescent green vests standing at 75 yard intervals all the way along the east and north side of the campus, sometimes in pairs. Invariably polite and alert, and yes they're all black. Universities have this terrible problem with affirmative action, you see. Also, if they make a judgement call about a suspicious person, they can't be accused of profiling or racism. Smart. But hey, it's Hopkins.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Art Deco
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    There actually has been a wall demarcating the campus for some decades. Easily scaled and not guarded, but there.

  29. Just to put Baltimore’s 100 homicides in perspective:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    The last time Baltimore had this many murders in April the "90s Black Guys" were in charge...

    https://youtu.be/WNMcBAoOSHo

    Replies: @jim jones

  30. @Space Ghost
    Steve, your grasp of memes is remarkable for a man of your age.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Steve is the one who memes. I’m still long on OBEY COLOSSUS. Here’s Steve explaining the cutthroat blogging business.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Valley Guys.

  31. Don’t worry Steve. In a year or two (or, better yet, whenever the next mid-term or presidential election is gearing up), Big Media will “discover” “Trump’s” surge in the murder rate in black urban areas. Not only that, but anything he tries to do about it will be racist – doing nothing included.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Svigor

    Svigor, I thought the "surge" would be in libs offing themselves, unbearable to live in a Trump world.

  32. @Anon
    Little Rock, Arkansas has seen a big jump in homicides as well. Homicides were up 40% in 2016 over 2015, including a 2 year old and 3 year old being killed. The black police chief, who had been on the job about 3 years, is completely inept. Since he got the job he's had his service weapon "stolen", and he's rear-ended someone while driving his police vehicle. Homicides are also up in 2017. The sadly ironic thing about all this is that most of the violence has been near Central High School, a neighborhood that is a complete ghetto hell hole, something you don't see in the documentaries.

    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/apr/25/lr-links-death-of-kid-rise-in-crime-201/?f=crime

    Replies: @MBlanc46

    The high school was integrated in the late 1950s. It’s surprising that it’s still standing.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @MBlanc46

    It gets a lot of government money due to its history. The neighborhood around it though is as bad as any inner city in America, and it never gets any press. Paul Kersey could find a lot of material for a book there.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  33. @Charles Pewitt
    This is a video of Black Lives Matter Rioters attacking White people who want to enjoy some drinks before a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards:

    https://youtu.be/_6ZVq2Fim8Q

    anti-White Obama riled up the Black Lives Matter mob and the Whites in Baltimore got attacked.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @fish

    TNB. Can one say that here?

    • Replies: @george strong
    @MBlanc46

    No, this website usually censors me. Cucks gonna cuck.

  34. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    It was going on before Obama. It will go on after Obama. He played his part, but BRA is much greater than Obama.

  35. @Hockamaw
    On a somewhat related note, I have on good authority that the officers who shot Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge will not be charged with a crime and it will be announced no later than Tuesday. I hope nothing much happens but it has the potential to be ugly, ugly, ugly. The local african american community here is a powder keg, and rumor is that out of town agitators are already en route. Bear in mind that the memory of the Baton Rouge law enforcement assassinations that a BLM radical carried last summer are still fresh in the minds of the local police.

    Replies: @Ed, @Alden

    I Hope every White is well armed and keeps the kids home for the next few days.

  36. @whorefinder
    NO, this is clearly caused by Trump. Duh. (/sarcasm)

    But blacks gonna black. Liberia II, anyone?

    Replies: @Dr. X

    NO, this is clearly caused by Trump. Duh. (/sarcasm)

    Not just Trump… Trump and slavery. Duh.

  37. @Detective Club
    The reason Obama has been in hiding since January 20, 2017 is because he is a wanted suspect.
    Maybe it's time to bring Mickey Mantle back from the dead. He'd do something about the rise in crime:

    Replies: @Dr. X

    The reason Obama has been in hiding since January 20, 2017 is because he is a wanted suspect.

    Oh, he’s not hiding at all. He’s collecting the payoff…. I’m sure the $400k is merely the first of many installments.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/obama-spokesman-defends-reported-400000-wall-street-backed-speech.htmlhttp://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/27/obama-spokesman-defends-reported-400000-wall-street-backed-speech.html

  38. @Judah Benjamin Hur
    @Detective Club

    Apparently, Macron's personal life doesn't bother the French as much as Fillon's, who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Altai

    It was somewhat hard to swallow in the context of his campaign pledge to fire 500,000 govt workers.

  39. @Space Ghost
    Steve, your grasp of memes is remarkable for a man of your age.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican, @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Steve, your grasp of memes is remarkable for a man of your age.

    Steve was born in 1987. The pics he posts are photoshopped. Nobody sends money to a 30-year old exhibiting Steve’s wisdom. That, or else he does time travel.

  40. @Dave Pinsen
    Just to put Baltimore's 100 homicides in perspective:

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/856619634098884608

    Replies: @Anonymous

    The last time Baltimore had this many murders in April the “90s Black Guys” were in charge…

    • Replies: @jim jones
    @Anonymous

    Why are they always "Black guys" and not "Black men"?

    Replies: @Jim Christian

  41. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @anonymous

    Who's going to venture all the way in to Camden Yards?

    Who's going to send their kid to Johns Hopkins? Will they wall the whole campus off?

    Replies: @Anon7, @Art Deco

    My wife and I were in Baltimore a couple of months ago visiting a family friend who lives by the Johns Hopkins campus. Hopkins has more security, more visible personnel, than I’ve ever seen anywhere. From early morning to late evening there are uniformed security guards wearing fluorescent green vests standing at 75 yard intervals all the way along the east and north side of the campus, sometimes in pairs. Invariably polite and alert, and yes they’re all black. Universities have this terrible problem with affirmative action, you see. Also, if they make a judgement call about a suspicious person, they can’t be accused of profiling or racism. Smart. But hey, it’s Hopkins.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anon7

    Ca. 1983, you had 22 security guards on staff, or 4-5 per shift. The complaint at the time was 'they don't want to admit to prospective parents that this is an urban campus'. The sort of security phones you could see at the University of Chicago were absent.

  42. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    Even the fire department doesn’t like to go into black areas. It’s been known ever since the Rodney King Riots that the LAFD has to wear body armor under their suits when they take calls in places like Compton because the dindu’s take pot shots at them.

    It generally doesn’t get reported though because it’s bad for diversity.

    Yeah it’s also hard on nurses and doctors dealing with these thugs. They routinely threaten to kill the nurses when they don’t get enough morphine. Yes, they see time in the hospital to get high. And once in a while they do beat or murder a nurse.

    And their thug buddies who visit are even worse. They don’t come in singles but in a menacing horde, it terrifies the staff and any patient unlucky to share a room with the homicidal manaic.

    This also never gets press or ends up on a police blotter because it looks bad.

    I can really understand why Mexicans try to eradicate them,

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Rod1963

    Rod, Spectrum (Time/Warner) is now using off duty Cleveland police as escorts when their techs made service calls in some C-Town neighborhoods. Of course that expense is borne by all subscribers.

    Replies: @Ed

  43. @MBlanc46
    @Anon

    The high school was integrated in the late 1950s. It's surprising that it's still standing.

    Replies: @Anon

    It gets a lot of government money due to its history. The neighborhood around it though is as bad as any inner city in America, and it never gets any press. Paul Kersey could find a lot of material for a book there.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anon

    Nothing particularly wrong with Charles Village. It's a congenial neighborhood by Baltimore standards (or was, in 1985). You had to go south of 25th St to get to slum. Greenmount Avenue was OK...during the day, and the neighborhoods to the north were handsome. The situation was more anxiety provoking than you'd like.

    Hopkins has expanded enormously over the last 35 years, the local trouble notwithstanding. There used to be about 3,000 students registered at the Homewood campus. I think there are about 5x that now.

  44. @Anonymous
    BLM and media people shout down attempts discuss crime rate trends. The way to shut them up is to show a graph that highlights the data in Baltimore and other troubled cities over the past few decades. Compare that to the national trend and to other cities in the same population range. Then close the sale by showing the detailed monthly graphs since just prior to the unrest. Do not give the talking heads any room to weasel out. Anyone can read a well-done graph and understand it.

    The same media influence strategy may be applied in England to show the baleful effects in Rotherham and other vibrant communities.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    “the way to shut them up is to show them
    a graph.”

    Look into the abyss, friend-o. Then you shall see the solution staring back at you.

  45. Yo Steeeve; Quarerback….Rocket Scientist…BLACK!

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @Truth

    The highest of high yella...

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/ut/2016/09/29/joshua-dobbs-tennessee-vols-quarterback-parents-georgia-bulldogs/91297744/

    Notice that "parents" is plural. I'm sure that, if they weren't already set at the QB position, the Patriots would have had some interest in this young man.

    Someday maybe he'll get to test himself against the Patriots' defense, coached by RPI aeronautical engineering major Matt Patricia.

  46. I wonder if the Ferguson Effect is indeed spreading.

    I noted yesterday on a different thread that the murder rate in Des Moines seems to be headed way up this year. The city just recorded its 12th homicide of the year, in comparison to just one at this point last year. A recent victim was a Burmese Christian immigrant gunned down in front of his wife and three kids.

    Today’s Des Moines Register update on this story mentions the police’s explanation: it’s ‘a group of loose knit gangs’ who ‘fire five, six shots … with no care or understanding of the repercussions of that behavior’.

    It’s just a rash of insufficiently explicated and hence ill-directed existential gestures gone wrong!

    • Replies: @Carbon blob
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I fully expect to see another huge wave of suburbanization in the coming decade, just as there was in the 1970s.

    It's going to be fun watching real estate prices in the most overpriced cities fall (DC comes to mind).

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Calvin, Murder rates up in Buffalo and Cleveland, and Cleveland is working under a DOJ consent order, so you may be right about the spread.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  47. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I wonder if the Ferguson Effect is indeed spreading.

    I noted yesterday on a different thread that the murder rate in Des Moines seems to be headed way up this year. The city just recorded its 12th homicide of the year, in comparison to just one at this point last year. A recent victim was a Burmese Christian immigrant gunned down in front of his wife and three kids.

    Today's Des Moines Register update on this story mentions the police's explanation: it's 'a group of loose knit gangs' who 'fire five, six shots ... with no care or understanding of the repercussions of that behavior'.

    It's just a rash of insufficiently explicated and hence ill-directed existential gestures gone wrong!

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe

    I fully expect to see another huge wave of suburbanization in the coming decade, just as there was in the 1970s.

    It’s going to be fun watching real estate prices in the most overpriced cities fall (DC comes to mind).

  48. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Space Ghost

    Steve is the one who memes. I’m still long on OBEY COLOSSUS. Here’s Steve explaining the cutthroat blogging business.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Valley Guys.

  49. @anonymous
    At jameslafond.com, the point has been made that since the Baltimore Metro population has been dropping due to flight in a variety of colors and flavors, the Bodymore murder team may beat Chicago this year on a per-capita basis. Also check out James Baltimore Travel Guide at jameslafond.com/btg for where not to be at various times of day.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic, @Anonymous Nephew

    Mr LaFond’s blog is always illuminating. Just as Steve reads WaPo and NYT so that we don’t have to yet are still made aware of the content, Mr LaFond gives us his take on Baltimore life without us having to experience it for ourselves.

    He walks the valley of the shadow daily, but seems from his own descriptions to be the meanest s-o-b in the valley, a necessary trait for survival in a city where a simple walk to the bar for a drink presents problens.

    https://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=7467&pr=1

  50. I’m a really bad person because I don’t see this as a problem. Blacks get what they want: the opportunity to kill each other unimpeded by cops. The country gets lower prison costs and fewer sociopaths on the streets. It is sad that some innocent people get in the crosshairs. However, the left thinks turning cities into war zones is an acceptable consequence of adherence to their ideology. Actions have consequences and people die in wartime.

    Besides, we are entering an exciting future of post-white rule. Baltimore and the other multiculturally enriched cities of the country are nearly cleansed of evil whites and serve as sneak peaks into the future for all.

    Make America South Africa and Mexico indeed.

    • Agree: Negrolphin Pool
  51. Blacks from the ruined West and North end of Baltimore fouled the entire Inner Harbor with their attacks and flash mobs starting 15 or 20 years back. Before that it was the buses and trains and before that, the entire region around Johns Hopkins. It’s so bad now, the Orioles had to play a game or two to no crowd last year because it wasn’t safe for the fans to even come into the city (baseball crowds are notoriously White and well-off, obviously). When you must deploy an army of National Guard merely to put on a baseball game, it’s over for the venue. At the other end of Charles Street, the Inner Harbor at the WTC Tower, it’s all ruined, dead and the shops all closed off. No one with a brain in their head would go there, especially with children in tow. But then, it’s a desert there now, nothing to go to, I don’t know if even the National Aquarium is there anymore.

    It was quite a place once, however. Camden Yards rests at one end of Charles, and back in the 80s and 90s, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, ESPN Sports Zone and Legal Seafood, bars and lots of attractions prospered on the Harbor. They had a small double-decker glass-windowed mall overlooking the Harbor with every kind of specialty and leather and jewelry and crafts and export-import shops. It was a beautiful place on the edge of the ocean and the Blacks of Baltimore, the City That Reads, killed ALL of it.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Jim Christian

    Much of north Baltimore is handsome and affluent, not 'ruined'.

    The problem with Baltimore is that it has the elements to be a fine place to live. What it lacks is something of tremendous importance - public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @Ed
    @Jim Christian

    I used to work at the inner harbor & power plant in the late 90s & early '00s. There were definitely more crowds but there were still ghetto kids running amok. Somethings never change.

    , @Jack Hanson
    @Jim Christian

    I remember going to the Inner Harbor as a kid (early 90s) for school trips to see the National Aquarium and a Camden Yards game over the summer. I took an ex there in 2004 to the aquarium and it had already noticeably gone down hill, to the point where homeless black vagrants in the middle of a high or coming down from one felt comfortable walking up to you in line and harassing you for money.

    In 2011 I was doing training out in W. Va and some co workers from the West were talking about driving into Baltimore to "see the sights". It took me and two other guys, both of them black and from the area, to convince them what a bad idea this was.

  52. Black people disagree with your analysis.

    That tells you something right there.

    You guys REALLY need to read verysmartbrothas and Leonard Pitts

  53. @Anon
    @MBlanc46

    It gets a lot of government money due to its history. The neighborhood around it though is as bad as any inner city in America, and it never gets any press. Paul Kersey could find a lot of material for a book there.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Nothing particularly wrong with Charles Village. It’s a congenial neighborhood by Baltimore standards (or was, in 1985). You had to go south of 25th St to get to slum. Greenmount Avenue was OK…during the day, and the neighborhoods to the north were handsome. The situation was more anxiety provoking than you’d like.

    Hopkins has expanded enormously over the last 35 years, the local trouble notwithstanding. There used to be about 3,000 students registered at the Homewood campus. I think there are about 5x that now.

  54. @Anon7
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    My wife and I were in Baltimore a couple of months ago visiting a family friend who lives by the Johns Hopkins campus. Hopkins has more security, more visible personnel, than I've ever seen anywhere. From early morning to late evening there are uniformed security guards wearing fluorescent green vests standing at 75 yard intervals all the way along the east and north side of the campus, sometimes in pairs. Invariably polite and alert, and yes they're all black. Universities have this terrible problem with affirmative action, you see. Also, if they make a judgement call about a suspicious person, they can't be accused of profiling or racism. Smart. But hey, it's Hopkins.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Ca. 1983, you had 22 security guards on staff, or 4-5 per shift. The complaint at the time was ‘they don’t want to admit to prospective parents that this is an urban campus’. The sort of security phones you could see at the University of Chicago were absent.

  55. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @anonymous

    Who's going to venture all the way in to Camden Yards?

    Who's going to send their kid to Johns Hopkins? Will they wall the whole campus off?

    Replies: @Anon7, @Art Deco

    There actually has been a wall demarcating the campus for some decades. Easily scaled and not guarded, but there.

  56. Way off topic but do you think that Obama’s recent $400000 speaking fee was some kind of after the fact payoff for having the Attorney General look the other way after the banking meltdown in 2008? https://www.yahoo.com/news/elizabeth-warren-im-troubled-obamas-400000-wall-street-speaking-fee-204525220.html

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Anon

    Bad business decisions are not crimes.


    The most destructive discrete set of actors would have been the Financial Products Unit at AIG. They wrote credit default swaps on $400 bn worth of securities and did not hedge the way others who sold credit default swaps did. One of their number discovered to his horror that mortgage pools they'd thought were 20% subprime were as much as 50% subprime.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  57. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together — that’s about the only emotion I have about it — I can’t even blame Obama with any conviction.

    The trauma surgeons probably view it as a great source of practice, or at least the DoD does.

  58. @Anonymous
    @Dave Pinsen

    The last time Baltimore had this many murders in April the "90s Black Guys" were in charge...

    https://youtu.be/WNMcBAoOSHo

    Replies: @jim jones

    Why are they always “Black guys” and not “Black men”?

    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    @jim jones

    Guys, teens, yewts, whatever, it's all the same.

  59. @Judah Benjamin Hur
    @Detective Club

    Apparently, Macron's personal life doesn't bother the French as much as Fillon's, who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.

    Replies: @snorlax, @Altai

    who committed the ghastly crime of getting his family cushy jobs.

    who committed the same crime manifold French politicians are openly known to have committed but that the media suspiciously treated like a transgression without compare and harped on about it for a suspiciously long amount of time.

    Fix that for you.

    Hmm, that sounds familiar come to think about it. It’s not like anyone was worried that the second round would be Fillon and Le Pen and Fillon voters were likely to switch to Macron or something…

  60. @Charles Pewitt
    This is a video of Black Lives Matter Rioters attacking White people who want to enjoy some drinks before a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards:

    https://youtu.be/_6ZVq2Fim8Q

    anti-White Obama riled up the Black Lives Matter mob and the Whites in Baltimore got attacked.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @fish

    It really always gets down to “urban shopping” doesn’t it?

    You guys should read Leanoardo Pittz.

  61. @Jack D
    Yes, the correlation is perfectly clear, but what is the causation? Is it because no policeman was ever indicted for eating donuts (whereas actually doing police work puts you at risk of either shooting a life that matters (and being put on trial for it) or NOT shooting someone who matters, with the result that you're dead)? This sounds plausible but there has to be some intermediate step - e.g. arrests drop, now more people who like to settle disputes with guns are out on the street instead of behind bars, so now there are more murders. Has there in fact been a drop in arrests? Do the stats bear this out?

    Or does the very atmosphere of BLM somehow directly empower people to be bolder about shooting their neighbors? What is the exact mechanism by which BLM translates into more murders? We know that it does, but how?

    Replies: @dcthrowback

    jack, baltimore going through some interesting times. cancelled their “head knockers” squad when 7 were indicted when the DEA blew them in and moving to a local “govt services provided platform” v. “more cops” in some “at risk” areas…likely because there’s a shortage of cops (2500 v. authorized 2900) and paying $1M in OT isn’t something they want to keep doing

    Indicted cops made roughly $75k/year, then billed additional $60k-$70k in OT. Unsustainable.

  62. @Jack Hanson
    Steve, I see that the national media has tamped down on this but a member of the Delaware State Police was killed yesterday after stopping to check on a suspicious vehicle.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/04/27/delaware-trooper-shot-outside-wawa-dies-suspect-surrounded-in-home.html

    No picture of the shooter at the link, but he does indeed look like one of Obama's sons, quelle shocke.

    Replies: @fish

    Yeah well I guess the Corporal wasn’t “keeping it real”!

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @fish

    What fish is getting at is that the DSP Corporal was a black man who was killed by this scum.

    The prison riot at a Delaware prison a few months ago also resulted in the death of a black correctional officer who was by all accounts found nearly decapitated and disemboweled. BLM and their useful white idiots were out and about holding signs in front of the prison talking about the "prison pipeline", and I've heard some upset chatter from the usual suspects about DSP using what amounts to a tank to take out the side of the wall where the shooter had barricaded himself. Seriously, go look at the house after they got done with it. I'm glad they weren't playing softball, fwiw.

    Its been rough to be black and in law enforcement lately. These deaths are certainly tying the Delaware governor in knots - he can't offend the Democrats criminal clients by being tough on crime, but then this happens and he has to make a show of grief or else he loses the Nice White Professionals who are already terrified of going into Wilmington and quickly losing Christiana, to say nothing of the extended middle class families black LEOs tend to have.

  63. @Jim Christian
    Blacks from the ruined West and North end of Baltimore fouled the entire Inner Harbor with their attacks and flash mobs starting 15 or 20 years back. Before that it was the buses and trains and before that, the entire region around Johns Hopkins. It's so bad now, the Orioles had to play a game or two to no crowd last year because it wasn't safe for the fans to even come into the city (baseball crowds are notoriously White and well-off, obviously). When you must deploy an army of National Guard merely to put on a baseball game, it's over for the venue. At the other end of Charles Street, the Inner Harbor at the WTC Tower, it's all ruined, dead and the shops all closed off. No one with a brain in their head would go there, especially with children in tow. But then, it's a desert there now, nothing to go to, I don't know if even the National Aquarium is there anymore.

    It was quite a place once, however. Camden Yards rests at one end of Charles, and back in the 80s and 90s, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, ESPN Sports Zone and Legal Seafood, bars and lots of attractions prospered on the Harbor. They had a small double-decker glass-windowed mall overlooking the Harbor with every kind of specialty and leather and jewelry and crafts and export-import shops. It was a beautiful place on the edge of the ocean and the Blacks of Baltimore, the City That Reads, killed ALL of it.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ed, @Jack Hanson

    Much of north Baltimore is handsome and affluent, not ‘ruined’.

    The problem with Baltimore is that it has the elements to be a fine place to live. What it lacks is something of tremendous importance – public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Art Deco


    public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it
     
    Depends which public you're talking about.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  64. @Anon
    Way off topic but do you think that Obama's recent $400000 speaking fee was some kind of after the fact payoff for having the Attorney General look the other way after the banking meltdown in 2008? https://www.yahoo.com/news/elizabeth-warren-im-troubled-obamas-400000-wall-street-speaking-fee-204525220.html

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Bad business decisions are not crimes.

    The most destructive discrete set of actors would have been the Financial Products Unit at AIG. They wrote credit default swaps on $400 bn worth of securities and did not hedge the way others who sold credit default swaps did. One of their number discovered to his horror that mortgage pools they’d thought were 20% subprime were as much as 50% subprime.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Art Deco


    Bad business decisions are not crimes.
     
    Only in the innocent until proven guilty sense. There's enough cash involved that one can't have much confidence that any actual crimes would reach prosecution.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  65. @Buffalo Joe
    Hmmm, probably unnecessary to finish building a new Senior Center, tough to grow old in Baltimore. Add some walk-in coolers and make it an annex for the morgue. Much more important to protest a white artist painting a portrait of Emmit Till or a white woman writing about black prisoners.

    Replies: @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Kudos to Buffalo Joe: May a laurel crown of shredded Baltimore Sun obituaries be placed by Apollo himself upon your well-used head.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Eustace, thank you and the crown weighs heavy on my tired brow.

  66. @Jim Christian
    Blacks from the ruined West and North end of Baltimore fouled the entire Inner Harbor with their attacks and flash mobs starting 15 or 20 years back. Before that it was the buses and trains and before that, the entire region around Johns Hopkins. It's so bad now, the Orioles had to play a game or two to no crowd last year because it wasn't safe for the fans to even come into the city (baseball crowds are notoriously White and well-off, obviously). When you must deploy an army of National Guard merely to put on a baseball game, it's over for the venue. At the other end of Charles Street, the Inner Harbor at the WTC Tower, it's all ruined, dead and the shops all closed off. No one with a brain in their head would go there, especially with children in tow. But then, it's a desert there now, nothing to go to, I don't know if even the National Aquarium is there anymore.

    It was quite a place once, however. Camden Yards rests at one end of Charles, and back in the 80s and 90s, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, ESPN Sports Zone and Legal Seafood, bars and lots of attractions prospered on the Harbor. They had a small double-decker glass-windowed mall overlooking the Harbor with every kind of specialty and leather and jewelry and crafts and export-import shops. It was a beautiful place on the edge of the ocean and the Blacks of Baltimore, the City That Reads, killed ALL of it.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ed, @Jack Hanson

    I used to work at the inner harbor & power plant in the late 90s & early ’00s. There were definitely more crowds but there were still ghetto kids running amok. Somethings never change.

  67. The causal relationship between the Black Lives Matter movement and the 29% rise in homicides between 2014 and 2016 in the 30 biggest cities is one of the most prima facie obvious things I’ve seen in 45 years of following social statistics.

    As you said Steve, Political Correctness is a war on noticing.

    Despite the Trumpening the war is looking like a route.

  68. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    “I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together — that’s about the only emotion I have about it — I can’t even blame Obama with any conviction.”

    I don’t. In my view, they are giving aid and comfort to the enemy (or one of the enemies or the foot soldiers of the enemy).

  69. @CCZ
    Irony "trigger warning" needed:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/27/baltimore-is-begging-feds-to-step-in-to-restore-law-and-order/?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=TheDC%20Morning&utm_campaign=TheDC%20Evening

    Replies: @Kylie

    Where’s the irony? Like most big cities and their vibrant citizenry, Baltimore and its vibrant citizenry are looking to big gubmint to clean up the nests they have fouled.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Kylie

    Marion Barry and the DC city council systematically cut the police census during his terms in office, with predictable results. A number of Baltimore's pols were vociferously indifferent to what Bratton and others were accomplishing in New York. Rochester's pols behaved as if nothing that happens outside Monroe County is of any interest. Whatever the general public is looking for, the political decision-makers do not care about basic functions. Neither do local news medias (at least in Rochester). In Chicago, you have an ample police census, but the department is demoralized and maldeployed.

  70. Jack Hanson says:
    @fish
    @Jack Hanson

    Yeah well I guess the Corporal wasn't "keeping it real"!

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    What fish is getting at is that the DSP Corporal was a black man who was killed by this scum.

    The prison riot at a Delaware prison a few months ago also resulted in the death of a black correctional officer who was by all accounts found nearly decapitated and disemboweled. BLM and their useful white idiots were out and about holding signs in front of the prison talking about the “prison pipeline”, and I’ve heard some upset chatter from the usual suspects about DSP using what amounts to a tank to take out the side of the wall where the shooter had barricaded himself. Seriously, go look at the house after they got done with it. I’m glad they weren’t playing softball, fwiw.

    Its been rough to be black and in law enforcement lately. These deaths are certainly tying the Delaware governor in knots – he can’t offend the Democrats criminal clients by being tough on crime, but then this happens and he has to make a show of grief or else he loses the Nice White Professionals who are already terrified of going into Wilmington and quickly losing Christiana, to say nothing of the extended middle class families black LEOs tend to have.

  71. Jack Hanson says:
    @Jim Christian
    Blacks from the ruined West and North end of Baltimore fouled the entire Inner Harbor with their attacks and flash mobs starting 15 or 20 years back. Before that it was the buses and trains and before that, the entire region around Johns Hopkins. It's so bad now, the Orioles had to play a game or two to no crowd last year because it wasn't safe for the fans to even come into the city (baseball crowds are notoriously White and well-off, obviously). When you must deploy an army of National Guard merely to put on a baseball game, it's over for the venue. At the other end of Charles Street, the Inner Harbor at the WTC Tower, it's all ruined, dead and the shops all closed off. No one with a brain in their head would go there, especially with children in tow. But then, it's a desert there now, nothing to go to, I don't know if even the National Aquarium is there anymore.

    It was quite a place once, however. Camden Yards rests at one end of Charles, and back in the 80s and 90s, Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, ESPN Sports Zone and Legal Seafood, bars and lots of attractions prospered on the Harbor. They had a small double-decker glass-windowed mall overlooking the Harbor with every kind of specialty and leather and jewelry and crafts and export-import shops. It was a beautiful place on the edge of the ocean and the Blacks of Baltimore, the City That Reads, killed ALL of it.

    Replies: @Art Deco, @Ed, @Jack Hanson

    I remember going to the Inner Harbor as a kid (early 90s) for school trips to see the National Aquarium and a Camden Yards game over the summer. I took an ex there in 2004 to the aquarium and it had already noticeably gone down hill, to the point where homeless black vagrants in the middle of a high or coming down from one felt comfortable walking up to you in line and harassing you for money.

    In 2011 I was doing training out in W. Va and some co workers from the West were talking about driving into Baltimore to “see the sights”. It took me and two other guys, both of them black and from the area, to convince them what a bad idea this was.

  72. @Eustace Tilley (not)
    @Buffalo Joe

    Kudos to Buffalo Joe: May a laurel crown of shredded Baltimore Sun obituaries be placed by Apollo himself upon your well-used head.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Eustace, thank you and the crown weighs heavy on my tired brow.

  73. @Svigor
    Don't worry Steve. In a year or two (or, better yet, whenever the next mid-term or presidential election is gearing up), Big Media will "discover" "Trump's" surge in the murder rate in black urban areas. Not only that, but anything he tries to do about it will be racist - doing nothing included.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Svigor, I thought the “surge” would be in libs offing themselves, unbearable to live in a Trump world.

  74. @Art Deco
    @Jim Christian

    Much of north Baltimore is handsome and affluent, not 'ruined'.

    The problem with Baltimore is that it has the elements to be a fine place to live. What it lacks is something of tremendous importance - public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it

    Depends which public you’re talking about.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is only one public.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Negrolphin Pool

  75. @Art Deco
    @Anon

    Bad business decisions are not crimes.


    The most destructive discrete set of actors would have been the Financial Products Unit at AIG. They wrote credit default swaps on $400 bn worth of securities and did not hedge the way others who sold credit default swaps did. One of their number discovered to his horror that mortgage pools they'd thought were 20% subprime were as much as 50% subprime.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Bad business decisions are not crimes.

    Only in the innocent until proven guilty sense. There’s enough cash involved that one can’t have much confidence that any actual crimes would reach prosecution.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    Bernard Madoff & co. were prosecuted.

    The firms with political connections up the wazoo were the GSEs and MF Global. The GSEs had shady accounting practices and MF Global certainly did things an ordinary person would immediately recognize as wrong.

    Robert Steel, who was CEO of Wachovia in its terminal phases, was a quondam Bush official. Steel was brought in after the damage to Wachovia's loan portfolio had been done.

    I assume someone with granular knowledge of the situation could identify things you could regard as criminal at distressed institutions (AIG, Citigroup, Lehman, Merril-Lynch, Bear Stearns). No one ever seems to say what it is in these discussion. What's under discussion here is Goldman-Sachs, which was not distressed.

    Replies: @Negrolphin Pool

  76. @Rod1963
    @eah

    Even the fire department doesn't like to go into black areas. It's been known ever since the Rodney King Riots that the LAFD has to wear body armor under their suits when they take calls in places like Compton because the dindu's take pot shots at them.

    It generally doesn't get reported though because it's bad for diversity.

    Yeah it's also hard on nurses and doctors dealing with these thugs. They routinely threaten to kill the nurses when they don't get enough morphine. Yes, they see time in the hospital to get high. And once in a while they do beat or murder a nurse.

    And their thug buddies who visit are even worse. They don't come in singles but in a menacing horde, it terrifies the staff and any patient unlucky to share a room with the homicidal manaic.

    This also never gets press or ends up on a police blotter because it looks bad.

    I can really understand why Mexicans try to eradicate them,

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Rod, Spectrum (Time/Warner) is now using off duty Cleveland police as escorts when their techs made service calls in some C-Town neighborhoods. Of course that expense is borne by all subscribers.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Buffalo Joe

    This is insanity. As a business I'd simply stop servicing that area. I never understood why pizza delivery businesses insisted on delivering in areas where their employees have been robbed & killed.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  77. @The Last Real Calvinist
    I wonder if the Ferguson Effect is indeed spreading.

    I noted yesterday on a different thread that the murder rate in Des Moines seems to be headed way up this year. The city just recorded its 12th homicide of the year, in comparison to just one at this point last year. A recent victim was a Burmese Christian immigrant gunned down in front of his wife and three kids.

    Today's Des Moines Register update on this story mentions the police's explanation: it's 'a group of loose knit gangs' who 'fire five, six shots ... with no care or understanding of the repercussions of that behavior'.

    It's just a rash of insufficiently explicated and hence ill-directed existential gestures gone wrong!

    Replies: @Carbon blob, @Buffalo Joe

    Calvin, Murder rates up in Buffalo and Cleveland, and Cleveland is working under a DOJ consent order, so you may be right about the spread.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Per Citydata, the homicide rate in Buffalo during the years running from 2001-15 bounced around a set point of 19.7 per 100,000. Per the newspapers, there were 44 homicides in Buffalo in 2016, or 17 per 100,000. You look like you're on track to have 61 homicides this year, for a rate of 23.8 per 100,000. You had 60 homicides in 2009 and 2014.

    It would likely help Cleveland and other cities a great deal if Sessions tore up the humbug consent decrees.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  78. @Desiderius
    @Art Deco


    Bad business decisions are not crimes.
     
    Only in the innocent until proven guilty sense. There's enough cash involved that one can't have much confidence that any actual crimes would reach prosecution.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Bernard Madoff & co. were prosecuted.

    The firms with political connections up the wazoo were the GSEs and MF Global. The GSEs had shady accounting practices and MF Global certainly did things an ordinary person would immediately recognize as wrong.

    Robert Steel, who was CEO of Wachovia in its terminal phases, was a quondam Bush official. Steel was brought in after the damage to Wachovia’s loan portfolio had been done.

    I assume someone with granular knowledge of the situation could identify things you could regard as criminal at distressed institutions (AIG, Citigroup, Lehman, Merril-Lynch, Bear Stearns). No one ever seems to say what it is in these discussion. What’s under discussion here is Goldman-Sachs, which was not distressed.

    • Replies: @Negrolphin Pool
    @Art Deco


    The firms with political connections up the wazoo were the GSEs and MF Global. The GSEs had shady accounting practices and MF Global certainly did things an ordinary person would immediately recognize as wrong.
     
    I read something about MF Global's demise and it frankly just didn't make much sense. As near as I could tell it went something like this.

    Corzine's Foil walks in to the executive suite. It's been two years since Corzine took the helm of one of the nation's largest hedge funds.

    Corzine's Foil: Hey John, you wanted to see me?

    Corzine: Yes, I've been a bit bored lately. I'm thinking about taking the fund's entire capital and betting it on black. No, maybe I should bet it on red, what do you think?

    Corzine's Foil: (laughing), sure, whatever you say John

    Corzine: No, I'm serious about this thing. Yes, I think I'll bet it all on red.

    Corzine's Foil: John, that's crazy. From a risk adjusted standpoint it's sui...

    Corzine: Listen, if it loses, no problem. If it wins, I look like a roulette genius and get to keep a 30% management fee on the profits.

    Corzine's Foil: That's illegal, it's a classic principal age...

    Corzine: I can feel it, it's gonna come up red. What's our total available credit? I want to max out all our credit lines too. Put it on red. Everything on RED. I can't lose.

    Corzine's Foil has taken on an ashen hue.

    Corzine's Foil: Wait, you can't do this! You've gone mad! What if you DO LOSE?

    Corzine: Fuckit. If the bet loses, I'll just steal all of the firm's liquid assets before the counterparties are paid.

    Could that possibly be accurate?
  79. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    eah, Recent article in the Chicago Tribune about Level One Trauma crews suffering from “Compassion Fatigue.” I guess they couldn’t call it “Don’t give a shit no more fatigue.”

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Buffalo Joe

    Any occupation that is exposed to the black working classes and below is going to come away with very negative views about them.

    There's no way around it and that includes blacks themselves.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    , @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Strange as it may seem to you, physicians and nurses are commonly not terribly emotionally involved in the problems they encounter every day. Terms like 'Gomer' and 'Spos' were common the better part of a generation ago.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

  80. @anon
    However, this guy ... Flynn in Milwaukee, is a breath of fresh air. Skip to the middle and end Q&A.

    http://www.copinthehood.com/2017/02/milwaukee-police-chief-edward-flynn-we.html

    "every single negative social indicator is in the same place where the dead bodies are."

    7:16 on the video.

    Replies: @Ed

    He’s fairly liberal though.

  81. @Buffalo Joe
    @eah

    eah, Recent article in the Chicago Tribune about Level One Trauma crews suffering from "Compassion Fatigue." I guess they couldn't call it "Don't give a shit no more fatigue."

    Replies: @Ed, @Art Deco

    Any occupation that is exposed to the black working classes and below is going to come away with very negative views about them.

    There’s no way around it and that includes blacks themselves.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Ed

    I haven't noticed black wage earners the places I've worked were systematically troublesome. You had some curios in the tail of the distribution. In neighborhood settings, it's the young men you have to be wary of, not really anyone else.

  82. @Buffalo Joe
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Calvin, Murder rates up in Buffalo and Cleveland, and Cleveland is working under a DOJ consent order, so you may be right about the spread.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Per Citydata, the homicide rate in Buffalo during the years running from 2001-15 bounced around a set point of 19.7 per 100,000. Per the newspapers, there were 44 homicides in Buffalo in 2016, or 17 per 100,000. You look like you’re on track to have 61 homicides this year, for a rate of 23.8 per 100,000. You had 60 homicides in 2009 and 2014.

    It would likely help Cleveland and other cities a great deal if Sessions tore up the humbug consent decrees.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Art Deco

    Art, Murder is final, but this year in Buffalo we've had a couple of kids, one was six IIRC who suffered permanent brain damage from gun shots. The one boy is blind, his brother, aged sixteen, was shot and killed in another shooting. Stats don't really cover it all. Thank you for the reply and information.

  83. @Buffalo Joe
    @Rod1963

    Rod, Spectrum (Time/Warner) is now using off duty Cleveland police as escorts when their techs made service calls in some C-Town neighborhoods. Of course that expense is borne by all subscribers.

    Replies: @Ed

    This is insanity. As a business I’d simply stop servicing that area. I never understood why pizza delivery businesses insisted on delivering in areas where their employees have been robbed & killed.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Ed

    I've lived at addresses to which Dominoes would not deliver. They delivered to the college dormitory on the block, but could not be bothered with anyplace else. Wasn't a slum district, either.

  84. @Ed
    @Buffalo Joe

    Any occupation that is exposed to the black working classes and below is going to come away with very negative views about them.

    There's no way around it and that includes blacks themselves.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I haven’t noticed black wage earners the places I’ve worked were systematically troublesome. You had some curios in the tail of the distribution. In neighborhood settings, it’s the young men you have to be wary of, not really anyone else.

  85. @Ed
    @Buffalo Joe

    This is insanity. As a business I'd simply stop servicing that area. I never understood why pizza delivery businesses insisted on delivering in areas where their employees have been robbed & killed.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I’ve lived at addresses to which Dominoes would not deliver. They delivered to the college dormitory on the block, but could not be bothered with anyplace else. Wasn’t a slum district, either.

  86. @Desiderius
    @Art Deco


    public order and security. The local political class just cannot be bothered to pursue it
     
    Depends which public you're talking about.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    There is only one public.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Art Deco

    That would probably be an improvement. It is not the present reality.

    , @Negrolphin Pool
    @Art Deco

    Didn't John Dewey expend something like 200 pages refuting that?

  87. @Buffalo Joe
    @eah

    eah, Recent article in the Chicago Tribune about Level One Trauma crews suffering from "Compassion Fatigue." I guess they couldn't call it "Don't give a shit no more fatigue."

    Replies: @Ed, @Art Deco

    Strange as it may seem to you, physicians and nurses are commonly not terribly emotionally involved in the problems they encounter every day. Terms like ‘Gomer’ and ‘Spos’ were common the better part of a generation ago.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    @Art Deco

    "Generation ago".

    Still in use.

    There really is a difference between a telemetry/ward nurse and an ER nurse.

  88. @Kylie
    @CCZ

    Where's the irony? Like most big cities and their vibrant citizenry, Baltimore and its vibrant citizenry are looking to big gubmint to clean up the nests they have fouled.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Marion Barry and the DC city council systematically cut the police census during his terms in office, with predictable results. A number of Baltimore’s pols were vociferously indifferent to what Bratton and others were accomplishing in New York. Rochester’s pols behaved as if nothing that happens outside Monroe County is of any interest. Whatever the general public is looking for, the political decision-makers do not care about basic functions. Neither do local news medias (at least in Rochester). In Chicago, you have an ample police census, but the department is demoralized and maldeployed.

  89. Art, Thank you , but I didn’t write the article, which quotes doctors. The burden of treating the bullet torn bodies of infants and children apparently has a toll.

  90. @MBlanc46
    @Charles Pewitt

    TNB. Can one say that here?

    Replies: @george strong

    No, this website usually censors me. Cucks gonna cuck.

  91. @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is only one public.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Negrolphin Pool

    That would probably be an improvement. It is not the present reality.

  92. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Per Citydata, the homicide rate in Buffalo during the years running from 2001-15 bounced around a set point of 19.7 per 100,000. Per the newspapers, there were 44 homicides in Buffalo in 2016, or 17 per 100,000. You look like you're on track to have 61 homicides this year, for a rate of 23.8 per 100,000. You had 60 homicides in 2009 and 2014.

    It would likely help Cleveland and other cities a great deal if Sessions tore up the humbug consent decrees.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Art, Murder is final, but this year in Buffalo we’ve had a couple of kids, one was six IIRC who suffered permanent brain damage from gun shots. The one boy is blind, his brother, aged sixteen, was shot and killed in another shooting. Stats don’t really cover it all. Thank you for the reply and information.

  93. @jim jones
    @Anonymous

    Why are they always "Black guys" and not "Black men"?

    Replies: @Jim Christian

    Guys, teens, yewts, whatever, it’s all the same.

  94. @Art Deco
    @Buffalo Joe

    Strange as it may seem to you, physicians and nurses are commonly not terribly emotionally involved in the problems they encounter every day. Terms like 'Gomer' and 'Spos' were common the better part of a generation ago.

    Replies: @Jack Hanson

    “Generation ago”.

    Still in use.

    There really is a difference between a telemetry/ward nurse and an ER nurse.

  95. @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    Bernard Madoff & co. were prosecuted.

    The firms with political connections up the wazoo were the GSEs and MF Global. The GSEs had shady accounting practices and MF Global certainly did things an ordinary person would immediately recognize as wrong.

    Robert Steel, who was CEO of Wachovia in its terminal phases, was a quondam Bush official. Steel was brought in after the damage to Wachovia's loan portfolio had been done.

    I assume someone with granular knowledge of the situation could identify things you could regard as criminal at distressed institutions (AIG, Citigroup, Lehman, Merril-Lynch, Bear Stearns). No one ever seems to say what it is in these discussion. What's under discussion here is Goldman-Sachs, which was not distressed.

    Replies: @Negrolphin Pool

    The firms with political connections up the wazoo were the GSEs and MF Global. The GSEs had shady accounting practices and MF Global certainly did things an ordinary person would immediately recognize as wrong.

    I read something about MF Global’s demise and it frankly just didn’t make much sense. As near as I could tell it went something like this.

    Corzine’s Foil walks in to the executive suite. It’s been two years since Corzine took the helm of one of the nation’s largest hedge funds.

    Corzine’s Foil: Hey John, you wanted to see me?

    Corzine: Yes, I’ve been a bit bored lately. I’m thinking about taking the fund’s entire capital and betting it on black. No, maybe I should bet it on red, what do you think?

    Corzine’s Foil: (laughing), sure, whatever you say John

    Corzine: No, I’m serious about this thing. Yes, I think I’ll bet it all on red.

    Corzine’s Foil: John, that’s crazy. From a risk adjusted standpoint it’s sui…

    Corzine: Listen, if it loses, no problem. If it wins, I look like a roulette genius and get to keep a 30% management fee on the profits.

    Corzine’s Foil: That’s illegal, it’s a classic principal age…

    Corzine: I can feel it, it’s gonna come up red. What’s our total available credit? I want to max out all our credit lines too. Put it on red. Everything on RED. I can’t lose.

    Corzine’s Foil has taken on an ashen hue.

    Corzine’s Foil: Wait, you can’t do this! You’ve gone mad! What if you DO LOSE?

    Corzine: Fuckit. If the bet loses, I’ll just steal all of the firm’s liquid assets before the counterparties are paid.

    Could that possibly be accurate?

  96. @Art Deco
    @Desiderius

    There is only one public.

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Negrolphin Pool

    Didn’t John Dewey expend something like 200 pages refuting that?

  97. Svigor, I thought the “surge” would be in libs offing themselves, unbearable to live in a Trump world.

    They’re far too determined not to do anything useful.

    eah, Recent article in the Chicago Tribune about Level One Trauma crews suffering from “Compassion Fatigue.” I guess they couldn’t call it “Don’t give a shit no more fatigue.”

    “Compassion Fatigue,” I like that. Probably explains the lock the right has on the SE US.

  98. @eah
    Collapse

    What is collapsing?

    To look at it another way: without a constant heavy and active police presence, ghetto savages wantonly slaughter each other -- and the national media either barely notices or engages in active suppression and censorship -- because that reality is absolutely inexplicable, and therefore way too uncomfortable.

    It's a kind of ghetto entropy.

    I feel sorry for the hospital trauma crews who have to try to put these pieces of shit back together -- that's about the only emotion I have about it -- I can't even blame Obama with any conviction.

    Replies: @MBlanc46, @Rod1963, @Negrolphin Pool, @Kylie, @Buffalo Joe, @scrivener3

    I think the trauma teams have a realistic view of it all. If you ever google emergency room slang it is a red pill as possible, you dirtbag GOMER.

    My daughter wants to be a surgeon and she says Newark is better than New Brunswick (of the two NJ med school hospitals) because there is lots of experience for students with shot up patients.

  99. @Truth
    Yo Steeeve; Quarerback....Rocket Scientist...BLACK!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkhbxgzPxs

    Replies: @Brutusale

    The highest of high yella…

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/ut/2016/09/29/joshua-dobbs-tennessee-vols-quarterback-parents-georgia-bulldogs/91297744/

    Notice that “parents” is plural. I’m sure that, if they weren’t already set at the QB position, the Patriots would have had some interest in this young man.

    Someday maybe he’ll get to test himself against the Patriots’ defense, coached by RPI aeronautical engineering major Matt Patricia.

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