Entire Baltimore Neighborhood Under Lockdown: "Police Declared Martial Law"

Tyler Durden's picture

Five days ago, Det. Sean Suiter, a married father of five and an 18-year veteran with the Baltimore Police, was patrolling the streets of West Baltimore around 5pm last Wednesday when he saw suspicious activity. Suiter approached a man and was shot point blank in the head, in a summary execution. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition where he later died of his injuries.

In response, Baltimore Police reacted with ‘fire and fury’ turning the neighborhood where Suiter was shot into an “open-air prison”, shutting down city streets and enabling checkpoints for citizens while officers in tactical gear went door to door, according to Baltimore Brew. Residents were prohibited from entering their own neighborhood unless they showed proper identification, these extreme measures have been in place for 4-5 days.

“They’ve been to my house three times asking, ‘Did you hear anything? Do you know anything,’” said Edward Stanley, a local resident, who had to show a yellow slip before entering the neighborhood.

Baltimore Brew said, the neighborhood was tuned into “open-air prison”, as the complete lockdown was in attempt to collect evidence and search for the shooter.

Police initially said they needed to cordon off the area to try to capture the shooter. Police have said Suiter was in the 900 block of Bennett Place, investigating a previous homicide, when he was shot on Wednesday. So far, no arrests have been announced in the case. This morning, homicide detective Mike Newton told The Brew that the lockdown was necessary to collect evidence.

One community group took pictures of a checkpoint in West Baltimore.

Another twitter account describes how ‘the police declared marital law’, as one police officer with an assault rifle guards a corner.

Citizens describe how their day lives have been disrupted as West Baltimore remains under police control, as per Baltimore Brew:

Two women walking down Franklin Street to get to their cars, parked blocks away because of the lockdown, complained that they had been harassed by officers.


“They know I live here. They’ve seen me come and go. But this one had to pat me down. He [the officer] went like this to my jacket, grabbing it,” said Shelly, 25, who asked that her last name not be used.


“They wanted to know where I had been. Why do I have to tell him that? It’s just me in my flip-flops trying to go to my own home.”


“We haven’t been able to get our mail for four days,” said the woman with her, Samantha, 50, who also asked not be identified. “Is the city going to pay the late fees on my bills?”


“It’s so sad what happened to the officer and I hope they catch whoever did it,” another woman said. “But this is really overboard. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

The ACLU of Maryland released a statement yesterday, who are “troubled by reports that some persons entering or leaving the area have been subject to pat down searches, and that non-residents have been barred from entering the area”.

“While the search for a killer is, of course, a high priority for the police, the limits on lawful police behavior do not disappear even when engaged in that pursuit.  And at least one federal appellate court has said that a similar police cordon and checkpoint system was unconstitutional.


“The residents of Baltimore, and, in particular, the residents of the affected community, deserve a clear explanation from the City as to why this unprecedented action has been taken, what rules are being enforced, and why it is lawful.  The need to secure a crime scene from contamination to preserve evidence does not, on its face, explain the wide area to which access has been restricted for days after the incident.”


On-the-ground information is scarce to those outside the cordon because access to residents, including by the media, has also been restricted. For that reason, we encourage anyone who has this kind of information to contact us at curtis@aclu-md.org.

WBALTV11 visited one checkpoint in West Baltimore:

According to one citizen, ‘this is the 3rd time in less than 3 years that West Baltimore has been occupied by police’…

Baltimore Brew concludes by saying the Baltimore Police will “clear the crime scene” on Monday, so in a few hours.

Perhaps in a preview of things to come, the 4-5 day siege of West Baltimore by Police has been described by one resident as ‘Martial Law’. Readers concerned about social tensions in the US are urged to monitor events in Baltimore, which better than Chicago or Detroit now demonstrates just how the United States is marching straight into a new, Orwellian era.

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JDFX's picture

Yeah, cause we all know certain races disrespect police, laws and order. They rather, it seems, prefer the law of the jungle. 


Why are they surprised ? 

E.F. Mutton's picture

Nuke the site from orbit...etc...

YUNOSELL's picture

I guess Baltimore is kinda of like the US's test version equivalent of Greece and Cyprus in EU to get their procedures in line

Arnold's picture

Beantown Blockade Blowback.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Entire Baltimore Neighborhood Under Lockdown: "Police Declared Martial Law"

Observation: Does this surprise anyone? It does NOT SURPRISE me at all.

Why? When a society throws GOD out of the PUBLIC SQUARE and JESUS CHRIST under the BUS, a SPIRITUAL VOID is created and all HELL breaks loose.

And guess who steps in to fill the SPIRITUAL VOID? SATAN and his DEMONS.

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Truly sad that it has come to this point in America. More ROTTEN FRUIT as a result of "OBOZO" and corrupt local government policies.


Bush Baby's picture

Please Troll somewhere else

robertsgt40's picture

Baltimore should be under lock down. Fence it off from rest of world. 

Haus-Targaryen's picture

RIP to the officer killed.  May God have mercy on his soul and comfort his family.

I'm sure the shooter din'du nuff'in. 

overbet's picture

Do we have buyers remorse yet for the most expensive farming equiptment ever purchased?

Ghost of Porky's picture

Police can't "declare martial law". Years of dressing and acting like military has seemingly convinced them that they actually ARE military.

Sorry, I'm rooting for the street thugs on this one.

farflungstar's picture

Along with all the other niggers, lowlives and white liberal nigger lovers who watched Menace II Society, Juice and Boyz in da Hood one too many times.

jbvtme's picture

for some strange reason i want to blame this on soros

bluez's picture

The Police Megaphone Service has been alerted to this thread. Therefor the LEO/ZIO Piggie Defense Force is on this thread like flies on shit.

Yeah we all loves us those adorable piggies.

eclectic syncretist's picture

The Baltimore police will be taking a knee during the national anthem to protest these blatant acts of discrimination against our public servants............./sarc

bobcatz's picture

"Do unto others"

What Israel is doing to the Palestinians (total lockdown of millions of people), with the COMPLICITY of the USG, now it's being done unto us. http://wp.me/p4OZ4v-1u

BennyBoy's picture


Why dont police do this for every murder?

Not just one of their own.

A police life is not more special than yours or mine.

InternetToughGuy's picture

Because a policeman represents lawful order.  When a policeman is shot, this is a demonstration that lawful order has broken down. This is also why there are more serious criminal penalties for killing cops. An atack on a cop is an attack on the justice system.

If you don't like the idea of having cops, you should move to some place where they don't have law and order. Like Africa.  

lil dirtball's picture

> When a policeman is shot, this is a demonstration that lawful order has broken down.

And you're absolutely sure some cop was killed?

stormsailor's picture

and an attack on the kings soldiers is an attack upon the king himself.......................probably on kang blvd no less

Scuba Steve's picture

Or move to gosh, I dont know ... Baltimore?

trulz4lulz's picture

There was never a police force amendment to the Constitution. It's a service that morphed from old slave catchers of the west. Still use the slave catchers symbol "the star of David" as their official emblem. Neat, huh?

bluez's picture

Yeah we all loves us those adorable piggies.

Just put on that blue uniform and voila! -- you are an instant African. Now go shoot somebody!

effendi's picture

When ANYBODY is shot it is demonstration that lawful order has broken down. The penalty should be the same for murdering a teacher, cop, barmaid, bus driver or farm hand and the effort to arrest the perp should also be the same.

Sanity Bear's picture

> Because a policeman represents lawful order.

If only that were true.

So It Goes's picture

Better to blame this on LBJ

343 Guilty Spark's picture

Then you are an idiot. Go to Detroit and see what it's like when the police stop doing their jobs.

If the neighborhood doesn't like that kind of shit, they need to stop protecting criminals. I am not saying that the neighborhood is wrong for being upset but they did it to themselves and they need to start taking responsibility for their community.

Hopeless for Change's picture

Chicago is another fine example of what happens when you mercilessly prosecute police and let the ACLU dictate policy.  The inmates have taken over the asylum.

Al Gophilia's picture

America; a patchwork of community enclaves.

NoPension's picture

I'm close to that area, and know it. Not THAT close, mind you,! 

That shooter is holed up, and they know it. 

effendi's picture

You cannot collectively punish everyone in that neighbourhood for the actions of one killer, or a minority of scum or a majority of look the other way types. Would you punish Lot and his family for the actions of the majority of Sodom?


I live north of Baltimore and, if you were to walk through that part of the city, I think you might find that martial law would be a big improvement over no law.

atomic balm's picture

if you were to walk through that part of the city, I think you might find that no niggers would be a big improvement over niggers.

GoingBig's picture

So here it goes. Start with the blatant racism. Its like we went back in time. Why don't you just put your white robe on and start lynching? That would suit you just fine wouldn't it?

stormsailor's picture

well, after the politicians, the judges, the administrations etc., etc............and all the stolen loot the government has been paying out as extortion money for the last 50 years is not paid out, i'm pretty sure the racism will go away too.

Scuba Steve's picture

How far back in time we going ... you realize the white robe would say Democrat on it, right?

Cloud9.5's picture

Pretty evenly divided aren't we as we line up for civil war? 

IntTheLight's picture

Really? You obviously don't live in a major city where moms attacked in daylight as they walk to pick up kids in school. Or a city where carjacking has skyrocketed. And you've not had a thug hit you over the head with a bat in order to steal your purse. Leaving the victim unable to talk or walk for life. This cop is 6 feet under due to thugs.

IRC162's picture

 Exercise your 2A rights, and be proficient/intmate with your weapon.

If more citizens did -especially Soccer Mom- this shit would cure itself

Eyes Opened's picture

Welcome to your FUTURE ......

What ?? U think cops wont treat u & your "respectable " neighbourhood like this some day ??? 

Wake up folks... 

"First, .... they came for the blacks...."  you know the rest...

And yes, most definitely..RIP the officer.... my prayers are for his family..

I hope they catch the perp... but do it in a lawful manner... or the cops are no better than the scumbags...

Peter Royce Clayon da Turd's picture

Exactly what I was going to write, but won't play well with those here that are just a bunch of Storm Front as#h0les. These simpletons only think of now, not the past nor the future...

IntTheLight's picture

Says the man who lives in a white or Asian neighborhood with no public transportation bringing in the thugs. White privilege is only knowing blacks on the TV.

InternetToughGuy's picture

"First, .... they came for the blacks...."

And then all the crime went away, test scores improved and the unemployment went down

stormsailor's picture

plus 1000, lol.............dat beez some funny shit

Scuba Steve's picture

Pretty comfortable in your life day2day, huh?

A lot of bleeding hearts have a rude awakening coming their way imo.

Eyes Opened's picture

I, thankfully , don't live in Amerika... so yes... pretty comfortable in my life "day2day" as u put it....

MEFOBILLS's picture

Below is a good article on Baltimore.  Here is an excerpt:

?Perhaps it’s too much to expect a police force to be significantly better than the community from which it’s drawn, unless you can imagine some outside source of moral authority. Baltimore is under black political control, with a few leftover white enablers. Its Political Class is drawn from a community that blames everything except human agency for black failure. 


atomic balm's picture

its Political Class is drawn from a community that blames everything except genetics for black failure. 

GoingBig's picture

man you are a stupid mother fucker......