Baltimore Pastor On The City’s Homicide Rate: We Need Police To Come Back

Baltimore had 343 homicides in 2017, a number which set a new record for the most murders per capita in the city’s history. Today NPR published an interesting interview with a Baltimore pastor named Rev. Kinji Scott who says the problem is that police in the city have pulled back in the wake of the Freddie Gray case. Interviewer Lauren Prayer asks Rev. Scott, “After the death of Freddie Gray, yourself, families of victims, didn’t you want police to back off?”

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Let the savages rip each other apart.
    This is not our problem anymore.

    • Finding someone to blame for black American social pathology is easy.

      But pointing the finger will not fix the problem.

      When black children study STEM classes with the same vigor as Asian students, the problem will be reduced dramatically.

      • Editor

        Agreed. But that’s “equal opportunity” What the left, BLM, the race pimps like Al Sharpton want is “equal outcomes” without actually putting the effort. Kind of like the “more wimminz in the boardroom” proponents. I don’t see much bitching for more wimminz in the mailroom or the stockroom nor do I see much call for black youth to behave, shut up and listen and work hard in school.

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Their population average IQ for blacks in North America is 85. They score even lower in the rest of the world.
        They will never “study” STEM, or at least 98% of them never will.

        • moraywatson

          But SOME will. No to affirmative action. Yes to meritocracy. Let all the cream rise to the top.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Self eSTEM problems?

    • moraywatson

      The problem is that there are real people caught up in this, that are not the problem, have fought the problem, and have been and continue to be victims of the problem. They do not have a big enough voice on their own to effect the change in culture that is needed in Baltimore. (Just like for eg. being a lonely conservative voter in rural Ontario while watching liberals in Toronto turn the province into a socialist hell.) Now, surely, is not the time to abandon the good people of Baltimore. It is the time to deal with the bad.

  • Gary

    Sounds so much like our Jane & Finch problems. We hear how Desmond Cole wants the racist Police out of there that target Black males …..but when they pulled out the homicides shoot up , then the Mothers march to City Hall and cried racism that the Police don’t care that black male youths are being killed.

    This is now being done by Muslims to accuse canada for not stopping the good son from doing Jihad…..but when the Police or RCMP try to help and get inside a mosque…’s islamophobia to target muslims.
    I would have handed the problem to them and asked for a plan they want enforced…..then STFU if anything goes wrong and don’t like it.

  • Ed

    It’s always framed as someone else’s responsibility. All these shootings, see? Disproportionately hurt the black community, see? So what are “YOU” (everybody else) doing about it? It’s your fault and you’re not doing enough. Even pastor Scott casts it as someone else’s problem (the police).

    • bob e

      Exactly. They kill each other with gusto & blame whitey ..

  • Norman_In_New_York

    343? Israel had fewer than 50 caused by terrorism last year even though it has ten times Baltimore’s population. So which place is safer?

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Israel needs more diversity.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Israel needs to buy half of Saskatchewan, box the monuments, and move wholesale away from the sand people.

        • ktchnsnk

          Didn’t you hear?

          They are PM Trudeau’s most favored and honored guests – just paid one $10 million for getting hassled at Guantanamo and still importing em by the thousands.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I want to buy you a vowel.

    • ktchnsnk

      Safer than living in Baltimore – not exactly setting the bar too high.

  • Spatchcocked

    Low IQs……no fathers or role models…..impulsive behaviour….grievance oriented argument with large dollop of victimology taught at mothers breast.

    Learn to live with the hypocrisy. This anti social behaviour takes generations to alter. Let the rent seeking opportunistic ghetto popes bloviate till they burst.

    That’s why segregation still exists as it ever did.

    • Millie_Woods

      Sadly much of what you say is true. I believe American blacks reached peak civility sometime around the middle of the 20th century and has been in decline since the civil rights movement freed them from absorbing the norms of what used to be mainstream American culture. The same can be said for many whites too. ‘Coincidentally’ this all happened at the same time socialism took root in the U.S.

      • Slickfoot

        ‘Coincidentally’ indeed.

        • Bernie

          Let’s not forget that the culture glorifies rape, violence, gansterism, family destruction, female destruction and drug use in Leadership, Education etc.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            ‘The music that they constantly play says nothing to me about my life.’- The Smiths

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I watched part of Steve Harvey’s NYE last night.

        • Millie_Woods

          I had to Google Steve Harvey, that’s how out of touch I am with popular culture. Hopefully you watched the good part….assuming there was a good part.

  • Spatchcocked

    Just you wait till because of Juthtines foolishness we have Jane and Finch and Mollenbeek from sea to shining sea.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Baltimore, Ferguson, St. Louis etc. are all permanently screwed and unfixable. The carrion and parasites have taken over and are picking clean the skeletons of theses formerly thriving cities. Nothing can be done. The “builders” have all been forced to move out while the “destroyers” have been accommodated and encouraged to pick the bones of the skeleton. Nothing can be done. These communities/cities can never return unless their populations are removed and replaced. Any ideas?

    • Exile1981

      wall them off lest the parasites decide to move to another city.

      • bob e

        right .. Camden NJ..

  • Exile1981

    I’m so disappointed. Only 343 killed? They were at 343 on saturday and new years is a high night normally for murders. All they needed was to reach 345 to set a new record of # killed. They already set a new per capita murder high, given the white flight the last few years they had nearly 100k less people in the city than 2013 the year they had 344 killed.

    They punked out at the last minute.

    edit to add

    Way to go baltimore, you did it. 348 killed last year. 5 killed yesterday before midnight. You set a new record. Keep voting democrat and I’m sure you can hit 350 in 2018.

    • Slickfoot

      There should be a trophy of some sort to honor this achievement, like a Stanley Cup… maybe next year Chicago would try harder.

  • mauser 98

    Baltimore Mayor: ‘Gave Those Who Wished to Destroy Space to Do That’

  • canminuteman

    Baltimore’s murder rate is sill half of what it is in El Salvadore. We’d better get more central Americans to strengthen us with their diversity.

  • Felicia Scott

    Blacks killing blacks is NOT a problem. Keeping them contained in one area while they do it is all that matters.

  • bob e

    Kinji was his African name .. His ancestors were tasked
    with the gathering of moist dung for the huts ..

  • Hard Little Machine

    Nope. I would run it all by Deray McKesson first and place every single HR and operational decision on a day to day basis with him. I would make him the police commissioner first and I would start by getting rid of 100% of the white cops and calling on BLM to backfill the staffing and pay them whatever they think is fair. It’s also important to dial back on what they think ‘law enforcement’ is. Baltimore should strike about 95% of their criminal code so that almost everything we say is a crime today is decriminalized. I would also pressure or replace local judges so that almost no one is ever given a prison sentence, even for murder. See the problem isn’t that there’s too many murders, it’s that the fine people of Baltimore have to weigh in their minds the worry of potentially having ‘murderers’ prowl around. If none of them can be charged with a crime and the police aren’t running around trying to enforce those laws then the problem essentially goes away.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Love your thinking, man.

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