Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash Of Homicides

by AP  |  published on May 28, 2015


A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore’s 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city’s deadliest in 15 years.

Meanwhile, arrests have plunged: Police are booking fewer than half the number of people they pulled off the streets last year.

Arrests were already declining before Freddie Gray died on April 19 of injuries he suffered in police custody, but they dropped sharply thereafter, as his death unleashed protests, riots, the criminal indictment of six officers and a full-on civil rights investigation by the U.S. Justice Department that has officers working under close scrutiny.

“I’m afraid to go outside,” said Antoinette Perrine, whose brother was shot down three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. Ever since, she has barricaded her door and added metal slabs inside her windows to deflect gunfire.

  • Smitch

    Thank your Mayor! That Ignorant boot lip is to blame, along with the Liberals that been elected for the past 30 years! Maybe the Police aren’t so bad after all! If I lived in that S_it-hole I would be armed to the teeth at all times! With no law enforcement no arrest even if you are protecting your family or yourself! SHOOT First

  • mezeus

    The politicians sent a message to the police. ‘your harm the criminals and we will put you in jail’. Leave the criminals alone and you will be safe. And now the police are abiding by that rule.

  • mezeus

    Be nice to the cop and he will be nice to you. Fight the cop or refuse to do what he say to do and you will lose. That’s the way it should be.

  • And Baltimore has only itself to blame for electing these worthless Democrats over and over for decades now! If you elect Trash, that is what your city will become, trash! Just look at the difference between Red and Blue states and cities to see the difference in leadership, simple! Red States are doing much, much better than any Blue State because Democrats ruin all that they touch, while Conservatives try to build a future, jobs, security instead of idiotic laws such as $15 an hour minimum wage or gun control. Stupid is as Stupid does and if you keep electing worthless, racist trash, expect to end up like Baltimore, Chicago, LA, Detroit, NYC, all Democratic Sewers!

    • plum82

      AND pretty soon Cleveland now that the trash is there trying to cause trouble……

  • John VanderKelen

    Skunk Obama’s answer ; more gun control and to hire more so called minorities. My answer is that people within these communities need to stop looking the other way and stand up for what is right. It is in the Bible. Read it. Ministers, preach it. Everybody who fears God, pray. This situation could be improved.

  • ADRoberts

    Why did you omit the race of the victims. That is important when you are in a race war.

  • Graywolf12

    Boy that gun control really works…just as predicted the crooks have them and the good people die, sounds fair to progressives. To cure this problem go on TV and spread hate of white and police. That will calm down the people. Destroy all the progress made in race relations to punish the whites, yea sure. Wake up blacks. The people that support Margaret Sanger in her push to eliminate the black race hate you as much or more than she and Adolph Hitler did.

  • reagangs

    Well …. more $hit happens where some $hit has already happened with loser bureaucrats and their sheeple.

  • Gerry Costa

    HaHaHa — you wanted NO cops –well now you have NO cops — and now you’re whining because you can’t find the police and whining about the criminal activity. Well — you got what you wished for. Go whine to your phony mayor and your very bigoted, unqualified, punk azz state prosecutor for Baltimore and see how far that gets you. The governor needs to step in and stop all this BS .

    • plum82

      That’s what i say HA HA HA….you asked for it, you got it !!!
      al-not-so-sharp-a-hole ton is in Cleveland trying to get it burned down…..that fat slob, worthless piece of crap……a frequent visitor of OUR W.H………well as they say….birds of a feather, flock together….i hate to disrespect them birds…….

    • KDC

      You totally read my mind. How do these people expect the police to do their jobs? If they arrest someone, someone will get all upset and start rioting again. Well, you can’t have it both ways, people.

    • KDC

      Don’t forget Sharpton. He’s always in the middle of it. I stood up for that Mayor because I thought she was sincere. That is till she associated herself with Sharpton. Wouldn’t surprise me if they started this all on purpose

  • savage24

    This happens when you substitute the justice system with a legal system. You cannot have ‘Law and Order” where lawyers and judges make the rules, and that is the situation in Baltimore today. When criminals run free and police are prosecuted, that is a blueprint for disaster.

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