|Baltimore's decline correlates directly with the drop in city's white population and the dramatic rise in the black population (and complete takeover of elected/appointed public offices by blacks)|
When you consider what life was like in Baltimore when all of these ideas flourished, you'll know civilization prospered and the city's economic prospects boomed; when you consider what life has been like in Baltimore when all of these ideas were overturned - unleashing the black-rule after the very legal protections in place to protect white civilization were outlawed - you'll know a civilization blighted, with once thriving city now decaying.
100 years ago, Baltimore was 85 percent white. Today, the city is less than 25 percent white and nearing 70 percent black.
The shocking transformation in the racial population of the city is reflected in the boarded up, decaying row houses once sheltering white families but left to rot in the hands of a majority black population and the hilarious plexiglas - most enduring symbol of the costs of the civil rights revolution, with destruction of social capital and freedom of association complete - found protecting workers at liquor stores and convenience stores throughout the city (from the dangerous black population).
Two years after black riots, endorsed by the black political cadre in control of the city of Baltimore, forced the infamous empty stadium Baltimore Orioles game, black on black (and black on white) crime, shootings, and homicide is out of control. 'Nobody feels safe no more': Baltimore hits 79 murders, Fox Baltimore, 3-30-17]
The catalyst for the black riots, arrest and death of the heroin dealer Freddie Gray, was one of the defining moments in the Black Lives Matter hysteria. Fitting, nearly two year later, a black on black homicide took place feet away from where the arrest happened. [Two years later, a man is fatally shot on the West Baltimore block where Freddie Gray was arrested, Baltimore Sun, 4-11-17]
[Pugh asks FBI to help fight Baltimore's high murder rate, Baltimore Business Journal, 4-28-17]:
Mayor Catherine Pugh is asking for the FBI's help in cutting down the city's high murder rate as Baltimore passed 100 homicides on the year this past weekend — the quickest the city has hit that mark in 20 years.
The mayor stated at a press conference Wednesday that she has reached out to the FBI's local field office in Woodlawn to ask for additional help in solving open homicide cases and reducing crime in the city.
Pugh said the high murder rate is unacceptable, and she's trying to explore all options to provide the city's police department with assistance. The city sent a formal request to the FBI this week for help, and Pugh said she expects a response by the end of next week.
"We just want more assistance by our FBI partners," she said. "The conversation has been around what additional assistance they can provide. We believe there could be more people on the street. In terms of technology we've done some things ... but there's some more technology out there that the city has not had access to."
The exact role the FBI would play in crime fighting is currently unclear, but Pugh said she is open to anything. There are already FBI agents working with the police department, Pugh said, but she was unsure of the exact number. Representatives from the local FBI office could not be reached for comment.
"Really I just want to know what additional assistance they can provide," she said. "We need more federal help with our police department."
Pugh said the police department is doing all it can to stop homicides in the city, but it is currently understaffed and awaiting a new class of recruits to graduate from the academy. Despite the recent spike in crime, Anthony McCarthy, a spokesman for the mayor, said the mayor retains "full confidence" in Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
If the current rate holds, Baltimore would be facing 313 homicides this year. That would still be a decrease from last year when 344 people were killed in the city, but up from the 211 homicides the city saw in 2014. The rate usually increases in the summer when the weather gets warmer.