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    Baltimore Cops Say They’re Doing Less Out of Fear

    Baltimore Cops Say They’re Doing Less Out of Fear

    As the city’s crime rate soars.

    Baltimore is caught in a law enforcement conundrum. People rioted over what they claimed was police brutality and as a result, cops are doing less than they used to.

    Can you blame them?

    Public backlash and fear of prosecution have caused them to switch from proactive policing to a reactive mode.

    This chart from the Baltimore Sun illustrates the gravity of the situation by comparing arrests from 2014 and 2015:

    Allahpundit of Hot Air points out some grim statistics:

    There were 23 homicides and 39 nonfatal shootings in Baltimore in May 2014. Through 29 days of May 2015, there were 42 homicides and 104 nonfatal shootings. Gulp.

    Gulp indeed.

    Two long serving Baltimore police officers sat down with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin to explain what’s going on and hid their identities. This is what we’ve come to:

    The people of Baltimore are learning a tough lesson.

    You can’t accuse cops of being violent racists without consequences.

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    Baltimore is just a mess. I can understand anyone with the means to do so, getting out. But if the police there don’t want to do their jobs anymore, they should do the honorable thing and quit.


       
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      Ragspierre in reply to Amy in FL. | June 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      You’re confused, Amy. Not for the first time lately, either.

      You can have a company of fine, well-trained soldiers, but when you put them under blue helmets and court-martial one or two for being soldiers, they become different things than they were. They learn, and there’s nothing “dishonorable” about that.

      They are still soldiers, and some of them will honorably put in their years and punch out at retirement. But you can have Marines or you can have Blue Hats. It all depends…

        Civilian law enforcement officers are in a different situation entirely to our armed military forces. Conflating the two leads to all manner of troubles.


           
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          Ragspierre in reply to Amy in FL. | June 11, 2015 at 5:03 pm

          Yeah, that’s just disingenuous and you know it.

          I hate seeing you go that way.

          You can make the same analogy with firefighters or any number of others, and it still holds true.

          At least be honest, Amy. At least.

            If your garbageman decided that he didn’t like the environment in which he worked anymore, should he quit and go elsewhere where he’d be happier, or should he stay on the public payroll, keep collecting his checks, but just do a half-arsed job to let everyone know how unhappy he is with the environment in which he’s working?

            Law enforcement officers are civilians, not military. No one expects them to “honorably put in their years” if they’ve stopped liking where they work and aren’t willing to do the job they hired on for anymore. The only people they’re possibly hurting by staging a slow-down are the law-abiding citizens of Baltimore that they’re paid to serve and protect. How is that fair? Or honorable? Or honest?


             
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            Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | June 11, 2015 at 6:06 pm

            Poor Amy. You’ve let your integrity go.

            Well, your call.

            Too bad…


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