This week, President Trump said that Baltimore is a bad city to live in because they are rat ridden and the murder rate is through the roof.
The Dems melted down and cried racism. The unsubstantiated charge of racism is the dying gasp of an extremely week mind. Orkin, the pest control company says that Baltimore is the ninth worse rat capital in the United States and the murder rate speaks for itself. Maybe Elijah Cummings and Baltimore could sue Trump for definition (Not a misspelling) of character.
Since the Black Lives Matter riots in Baltimore, the crime rate has soared because the police are afraid to do their jobs because the city does not support them.
Baltimore homicides exceeded 300 each year from 2015 through 2018, and 2019 is on track to cross the 300 threshold for the fifth year in a row.
A 2016 report from the Baltimore Sunshowed 344 homicides for the year 2015. A homicides counter maintained by the Sunshows 318 for 2016, 342 for 2017, and 309 for 2018.
USA Todayreported that the 342 Baltimore homicides in 2017 represented a “homicide rate of 56 per 100,000 people.” The homicide rate in Chicago was less than half of that, at “24 per 100,000.”
As of July 28, the Sun’s counter shows 191 Baltimore homicides for 2019, which means the city is well on its way to surpassing 300 homicides for the year.
At least five people were shot, three fatally, in Baltimore on July 27 alone. And on July 25, Breitbart News reported eight persons were shot in one night of Baltimore violence. One of the shooting victims succumbed to his wounds.
The violence, including surges in homicides, has been all-too-present in the years since Maryland implemented the Firearm Safety Act in 2013. That act put in place many of the left’s favorite gun controls, such as an “assault weapons” ban and “high capacity” magazine ban. It also implemented a fingerprinting/registration process for new handgun buyers.