Baltimore sets new record for most homicides per capita in 2017

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:55 pm    Post subject: Baltimore sets new record for most homicides per capita in 2017

https://www.yahoo.com/news/baltimore-breaks-city-record-killings-per-capita-2017-160045125.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject:

Time to send in McNulty and Bunk....
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:39 pm    Post subject:

Amazing how that article actually reads like the wire
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:29 pm    Post subject:

Came in to make a "The Wire" reference and of course, the LG faithful beat me to it. LOL Well done.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject:

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Time to send in McNulty and Bunk....



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject:

Too bad none of our politicians are actually Christians or they would find a solution.. there is one.. probably many.. but have to remove racism
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject:

Found an article through the link that talked about the poor education system out there.... which is probably a contributing factor to the god-awful state of things in B'more.

A few excerpts....

" A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.

High school students are tested by the state in math and English. Their scores place them in one of five categories – a four or five is considered proficient and one through three are not. At Frederick Douglass, 185 students took the state math test last year and 89 percent fell into the lowest level. Just one student approached expectations and scored a three."

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject:

^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:35 pm    Post subject:

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^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:48 pm    Post subject:

PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:52 pm    Post subject:

there are studies of events (Holocaust) that just happened 70 years ago shaping the genes in people born from those who went through the trauma

no doubt many don't listen to Marley

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:24 am    Post subject:

ContagiousInspiration wrote:
PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on


If we removed restrictions on guns it would make them less valuable to gangs?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
ContagiousInspiration wrote:
PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on


If we removed restrictions on guns it would make them less valuable to gangs?


Stop it. You know as well as I do that prohibition leads to a black market and that is what criminal enterprises capitalize on. And yes, if guns were illegal criminal gangs would sell them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
ContagiousInspiration wrote:
PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on


If we removed restrictions on guns it would make them less valuable to gangs?


Please explain.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
ContagiousInspiration wrote:
PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on


If we removed restrictions on guns it would make them less valuable to gangs?


When did you become a troll who doesn't think much anymore?
I thought I remembered long ago you would show compassion and enthusiasm for children around you. Happy you could influence their lives positively

Anyhow
I would much rather inhale a little second hand THC than stray bullets any day. You?

https://gun.laws.com/illegal-guns/illegal-guns-statistics

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The bottom line of most of this information is quite clear: the firearms being used in crimes are overwhelmingly illegal weapons, and unfortunately, the government is unable to track illegal weapons because of their illegal, unregistered status.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
ContagiousInspiration wrote:
PLATNUM wrote:
adkindo wrote:
^^^contributing to some degree, maybe.....more likely a symptom of much more entrenched problems within the cities leadership that goes back decades. Similar problems on different scales can be found within most of the former big cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region of the country.


Definitely. maybe "factor" was the wrong word. These issues are all 'products' of a larger problem, no doubt.


Add in the War on Drugs.. aka lockup the minorities who don't have cash to protect themselves..

Destroying the inner city families

War on drugs is a far bigger crime than drugs

If they weren't so illegal they wouldn't be so valuable to gangs and such
i could go on


If we removed restrictions on guns it would make them less valuable to gangs?


Please explain.


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