Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Baltimore Mayor Implores Residents to Stop Shooting Each Other For Awhile. " We're Gonna Need The Beds"
In a sad commentary on the majority black cities of America, Wednesday Baltimore Mayor Jack Young had to take to the podium to pleaded with residents to stop shooting each other so that the city's limited number of hospital beds could be better used. "I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently. We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime." Baltimore has seen an uptick in violence since last week that included a shooting Tuesday night resulting in seven victims transported to hospitals in serious condition.
"We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we're going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus."
Ironically, despite the increased violence, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has taken action to suspend criminal prosecution in the city in order to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spread. Mosby ordered her staff Wednesday to drop pending criminal charges against anyone who has been arrested for charges including drug possession and prostitution, green lighting the very type of crimes that breed the violent street underworld that is doing the shootings. The actions taken by the two city officials appears to send a mixed message. The city is calling for an end to violent crime while at the same time announcing that there will be no punishment for it. And I'm sure coronavirus is high on the list of importance for the cities territorial pavement apes.
Some things are just so self-evidently imbecilic that they don't even deserve the effort to put forth a full and proper snark.
H/T Konan The Bar Barron