"Deadliest Year Ever" - Baltimore Eclipses 2016 Homicide Total

As of 11:20am ET. Thursday morning, the wave of violent crime continued in Baltimore with the death of a 21-year old man by gunfire.

The significance of this latest death in Baltimore’s urban war zone, is that total homicides in 2017 have now topped 2016 levels at 319, and there is still one month to go. 

Homicides in Baltimore have averaged 29 per month, which could indicate Baltimore is now on track for the deadliest year ever to be recorded. The all-time per-capita record was set back in 2015, with 344 homicides, said Fox News.

Throughout the year, we have pointed out Baltimore’s rapid deterioration into chaos (see: America’s Urban War Zone: Baltimore Doubles Chicago’s Homicide Rate In 2017).

 Baltimore is on track to exceed 400 homicides in 2017 for the first time in the city’s history and has more than doubled Chicago’s homicide rate on a per capita basis. 

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has called the city’s gun violence “out of control.” Earlier this year she begged the Federal Government for help as 2017 murders soar to a 20-year high.

“I’m calling on all the assistance we can possibly get because I can’t imagine going into our summer months with our crime rate where it is today, what that’s going to look like by the end of the summer,” says Mayor Catherine Pugh.

 

“Murder is out of control,” says Pugh.

 

“We are looking for all the help that we can get,” she says.

The most recent flare up to draw national attention was the November execution of Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the force, who was fatally shot while on active duty. Shortly after, we reported on the 4-5 day lockdown of one West Baltimore neighborhood by police was described as ‘Martial Law’.

Death and despair in Baltimore comes at no surprise since the city has been run by democratic controlled leadership for over 50-years. As the death toll Skyrockets, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has had enough and said this week that he will be issuing his own crime-fighting strategy, per CBS:WJZ.

Gov. Hogan said no need for the National Guard but ‘will reveal his own plan to stop the violence in Baltimore as soon as next week’. Back in 2015, Hogan declared a state of emergency during the Baltimore riots, where he called in the National guard to restore order in the city.

Developments in the next 30-days for Baltimore will be critical in determining government’s next step in tackling the urban war zone for the 2018 timeframe. As expected, the city is projected to further deteriorate this month and record the most homicides ever. Now it’s Hogan’s turn to offer a crime-fighting plan and what we’ve seen before… He isn’t afraid to use the National Guard.

Baltimore is an urban war zone - it should be treated like one.

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Escrava Isaura overbet Sun, 12/03/2017 - 06:26 Permalink

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Baltimore Orioles COO John Angelos:  …..my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation,…..  

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overmedicatedu… Escrava Isaura Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:05 Permalink

escape from baltimore,, where is snake plisskin? gov hogan's hero's are going to erect a wall around  west baltimore..with check points in and out. riots and killings explode..calls of racist whitey ring from the nfl ravens who then are trucked into the ghetto to bring justice..black activists will march and they will be admitted inside the walls, but not out again..after 3 months isolated in the ghetto the shooting and killings are now 0, would be a great movie, but never happen in 21st century amerika... 

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greenskeeper carl IntercoursetheEU Sat, 12/02/2017 - 21:59 Permalink

Gov. Hogan said no need for the National Guard but ‘will reveal his own plan to stop the violence in Baltimore as soon as next week’. Governor Hogan, if you can figure out some way to keep dindus from killing each other, you will be worthy for a nobel peace prize. Can't even stop them from doing it in prison. Since there is no magical formula, I'm sure he will just fall back on the tried and true, but ultimately unproductive plan of taking more money from white people to buy them new things.

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Cloud9.5 Folkvar Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:16 Permalink

Government is ineffective in these situations.  All they do is attempt to pick winners and losers in an ongoing struggle for dominance.  The government is in fact the biggest well organized gang in cities.  They have the color of law on their side.  Consequently city governments can kill and steal with impunity. Their ordinances and taxes eventually drive out legitimate businesses. What they cannot do is make neighborhoods safe.  Given an opportunity every business would operate outside the city limits. Even in small towns it is a problem.  We have a number of people sporting tattoos with the number 13.  A hundred years ago the town’s folk would have given these people an option: either leave or hang.  Today law enforcement protects them.

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GUS100CORRINA IntercoursetheEU Sat, 12/02/2017 - 22:34 Permalink

"Deadliest Year Ever" - Baltimore Eclipses 2016 Homicide TotalMy response: MORE "OBOZO" ROTTEN FRUIT in just another MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL haven in the USA. I really wonder how much of this violence is related to OPIOID addiction crisis.Truly sad to see this kind of thing happen in any American city.Now the works of the MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS are evident, which are:Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like.If HRC would have won the election, AMERICA would probably look a lot like Baltimore today.====Maryland Presidential Race Results: Hillary Clinton Wins – Electionwww.nytimes.com/elections/results/maryland-president-clinton-trumpAug 1, 2017 - Hillary Clinton has won Maryland’s 10 electoral votes. Clinton has 734,759 more votes than Donald J. Trump, with 100 percent reporting. Maryland Presidential RaceResults: Hillary Clinton WinsBY THE NEW YORK TIMES AUG. 1, 2017, 11:25 AM ETHillary Clinton Democrat1,677,928...60.3%Donald J. Trump Republican_943,169....33.9%

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Chuck Walla GUS100CORRINA Sun, 12/03/2017 - 13:59 Permalink

Opioids don't force people to fuck like rabbits and breed like rats without any intention of actually raising the little condemned bastards. Welfare already has that covered.Gee, I wonder if this is the result the Democrats schemed?  Get these people to vote D on election day and eugenicize themselves out of existence they other 364.

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Freddie Aubiekong Sat, 12/02/2017 - 22:04 Permalink

The detective Sean Suter was going to testify about other cops running drugs, I think, between Balt and Philly.  The day before he was supposed to testify, he was murdered. Dumb Texans and the Cowboys took a knee for the cop killer who murdered 5 white Dallas cops.  Moron whote fan boys support NFL/NBA, college and high school Trayvon thugs. Those white fan boys need to get the knock out game.  Retards.   

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Cloud9.5 Bigly Sun, 12/03/2017 - 08:40 Permalink

Welfare has created an unnatural environment where survival is not dependent on developing any social skills or producing anything of worth.  There is no reason to develop any viable skills as long as grandma is always going to have government mac and cheese on the table.  When it’s cold you can always crash on her couch.  Booze, drugs and babes occupy your attention.  Dominance gets you more of all three.  To dominate you have to have a crew.  To have a crew you form a gang.What is playing out is tribalism.  Gangs are nothing more than tribes coalescing around some local thug with some leadership skills.  The cops target the leadership.   Taking out the leadership leaves the tribes in a state of perpetual chaos.  No one stays in power long enough for the gang to evolve into anything above a local level power struggle. If you are lucky and smart, you have a chance to join the most successful gang in the city.  If you are really lucky and smart you get to become mayor.

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Francis Marx Sat, 12/02/2017 - 21:42 Permalink

Like the days of Noah. Nothing a good flood couldn't fix.Anybody who created a weapon that can move vast amounts of water to any place in the world would rule.