Is there even much of a need for commentary for this one? And no, this is not from The Onion.
If you’ve read The City that Bleeds: Race, History, and the Death of Baltimore (and if you haven’t, get it here now!), you know the truth about Baltimore our elite have spent more than half a century trying to explain away as the fault of pernicious white people and their insidious redlining, systemic racism, and racial criminal justice system.
With a homicide rate of 57 per 100,000, 70 percent black Baltimore is one of the most dangerous cities in the entire world. And now, in the face of the Coronavirus/China Virus, we get this unintentional hilarity. [In Baltimore, Mayor Begs Residents To Stop Shooting Each Other So Hospital Beds Can Be Used For Coronavirus/China Virus Patients, Baltimore CBS, March 18, 2020]:
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young urged residents to put down their guns and heed orders to stay home after multiple people were shot Tuesday night amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Young said hospital beds are needed to treat positive COVID-19 patients and not for senseless violence. Seven people were shot Tuesday night in the Madison Park neighborhood, as Baltimore reported its fifth positive coronavirus case Wednesday.
“I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently,” Young said. “We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”
“For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we’re not going to tolerate it,” Young implored. “We’re going to come after you and we’re going to get you.”
He urged people to put down their guns because “we cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we’re going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus. And it could be your mother, your grandmother or one of your relatives. So take that into consideration.”
Commissioner Michael Harrison said the city has seen an uptick in violent crimes since Friday, including a mass shooting Tuesday night — where seven people were shot. Five people were transported to area hospitals via medics and two took private cars to the hospitals for treatment. All seven are in serious but stable condition.
Harrison said they are looking for a Silver Honda that was seen in the area.
A city officer who was on patrol in that microzone did engage with a person who’s believed to be a suspect in the shooting as the man was fleeing the scene.
The officer was not armed with the level of “deadly firepower” that the suspect had. The officer did fire his weapon, but Harrison said police don’t know if the officer struck the suspect.
The officer sustained some minor injuries in the incident and was treated.
The police department is increasing staffing in the areas where crime has increased.
“This incident remains open and under investigation,” Harrison said.
Police ask anyone with information in the case to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-Lockup or call the city homicide unit at 410-316-2100.
The black mayor of the 70 percent black city of Baltimore is begging blacks to stop shooting each other, causing finite hospital beds to be monopolized by black victims of black gun-violence, at a time those impacted by the China Virus need access to them.
America in 2020, where we must keep chanting, “diversity is our strength.”
What’s interesting is back in 1920, Baltimore was 85 percent white and had a population of 733,826 people. The overall percentage of the population has dropped 18 percent in 100 years, with whites now roughly 24 percent of the population.
The decline of whites in Baltimore would have you believe a war was lost, with the radical racial replacement in the city indicating a conquered people (of course, white people are still blamed for all the problems blacks create in the city, even though elected black officials/appointed black officials in public office control the city).
I’m sure black people shooting each other during the Coronavirus/China Virus lockdown in 70 percent black Baltimore is somehow the fault of white people, structural inequalities, implicit bias, and white privilege. After all, abiding by social distance is what white flight is all about!