Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Baltimore, Murder, Leadership

While drinking my second cup of coffee this morning, I come upon this wonderful news about Baltimore's murder rate.
With the new year looming, Baltimore finishes out 2015 with the highest per capita murder rate in the city’s history. CBS News reports that there have been more murders in Baltimore this year than in New York City, despite New York’s population being more than 13 times higher.
Oh, maybe that's not so good.  More murders than New York City, and the highest per-capita ever?   What ever could have caused that?  And just exactly how many murders have been committed in Baltimore this year?  Well, they've had 300, it seems, and the year isn't over yet.

Then, I remembered that the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was the one that told her police force to stand down during the riots earlier this year.  And, the Maryland Governor, Democrat Martin O'Malley enacted dramatic new gun control laws in 2013.  Many consider Maryland's gun control regime to be among the toughest in the nation.

So, what could account for such a high murder rate?  I'm sure that the sociologists and anthropologists might have an idea, but I'd like to propose two simple explanations.  When the police are told to not enforce the law, and the normal citizenry have to jump through hoops to defend themselves, what you get is a city filled with criminals who prey on good people.

And, of course, Democrats running the place.  You have a perfect storm of criminality.  In support of this hypothesis, I give you the following.

Chicago is the mass murder capital of the country.  The mayor is Rahm Emmanuel, Democrat.
East St. Louis, leading the list for 2014.  Democrat Mayor Emeka-Jackson Hicks.
Camden, NJ is second on the list.  Dana Redd, Mayor, is also a Democrat
Gary, IN is next, with Karen Freeman-Wilson as Mayor.  She's a Democrat.

I'm sure that you can see the trend.  When you start finding red states on the list, the first that comes to mind is our own New Orleans, LA, at 9th place, and you guessed it, Mitch Landrieu (D) is the mayor.  Louisiana doesn't come back on the list until #30, where we find our state capitol of Baton Rouge, and yep, once again we find Kip Holden (D) is mayor.

I'm sure that there is a trend here that we all can identify.  I'll leave the thinking folks to draw their own conclusions.

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