Baltimore's Top Cop Fired After Out-Of-Control Homicides

Baltimore’s top cop was fired Friday after a record year in per-capita homicides that has transformed Maryland’s largest city into one of the most dangerous areas in the United States.

To put things in perspective, Baltimore’s murder rate is 4x the average of other large cities and some 40 percent higher than Detroit. To make matters worse, Baltimore is now precisely tied with Venezuela, a country suffering from an economic collapse at 57.2 murders per 100,000 residents.

Mayor Catherine Pugh relieved Police Commissioner Kevin Davis of his duties after 2 1/2 years as top cop. Pugh, then announced that Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, who has been on the force for 30-years, will take Commissioner Kevin Davis‘ spot effective immediately.



“As I have made clear, reducing violence and restoring the confidence of our citizens in their police officers is my highest priority,” said Pugh.

“The fact is, we are not achieving the pace of progress that our residents have every right to expect in the weeks since we ended what was nearly a record year for homicides in the City of Baltimore.”

The fact the Pugh is achieving no progress at all should be disheartening to residents og Baltimore. The city closed out 2017 with 343 homicides, just shy of the 353 set back in 1993 when the city had 100,000 more residents. Last year, Baltimore hit a 100-year low in total population, as the city as a whole continues to shrink in size. On top of that, the city has experienced 50-years of failed Democratic leadership coupled with deindustrialization, which has turned the area into a war-zone. As shown below:

Ex-Police Commissioner Kevin Davis was the 39th Police Commissioner in Baltimore since 2015. Davis, a fourth generation public safety professional, has been relieved of his duties in total shame, however, the chart below might provide evidence that Baltimore’s demise was a much larger trend that no public official could contain. Hence, why Pugh had to call in the federal government for assistance in 2017.

Before Davis entered the top cop position, Baltimore was actually on a trajectory of being revived. All was well in charm city, as the millennials were singing the gentrifying tune with Kevin Plank. Johns Hopkins Hospital was gentrifying the eastern district of the town, and the University of Maryland was gentrifying the west side, the ole’ divide and conquer seemed to be working just fine.

But something snapped in the city, right as Davis took the helm of the police force in 2015. Violent crime and homicides surged to levels not seen since the crack epidemic days of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

So, what sparked the violent energy?

Well, it was the Ferguson effect in 2014, which led to the Baltimore Riots in April of 2015. Community organizing groups from around the country sprinted into Baltimore and took advantage of the situation, as parts of the city burned to the ground. The governor called in the National Guard who shut down the city for one week with curfews and armed patrols.  It was argued by many, that Baltimore experienced some form of martial law in those 7-days of hell.  Nevertheless, the relationship between community and police evaporated, and that’s is when all hell broke out.

Pugh is using Davis as a scapegoat to deflect the blame from City Hall. Davis was set up to fail at the start because the Ferguson effect blindsided the city. As soon as the relationship between community and police ended, the police scaled back on active policing. That is the moment the town entered into an irreversible death spin.

A new police chief isn’t necessarily the answer unless there is a plan to restore the relationship between community and police, that community organized groups paid for by George Soros helped to destroy.

The takedown of Baltimore has been a long-term trend, but as of recent, it was accelerated post-2015. As the city implodes on itself in 2018, the opioid crisis will be the needed energy to deliver the final death blow. As the city marches towards collapse, the likelihood of the firing of more top officials is strong for the remainder of the year.

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To gain an understanding of what is next for Baltimore. Pay attention to the current developments in Sweden. Read: “Sweden Is Preparing For A “Civil War”: PM Wants To Deploy Army In No-Go Zones.


any_mouse Blythes Master Sun, 01/21/2018 - 00:25 Permalink

It's not the fault of the Police Chief, even if he is a white male.

It's Population Density, Democrat politics, and a majority population of Blacks.

From City-Data:

Detroit: pop. density 4,849/mi^^2; Black Alone: 529,245 pop. (2016)

Baltimore: pop. density 7,607/mi^^2; Black Alone: 380,792 pop. (2016)

Over populated for the environment.

Possible Solutions applied Directly to the Area:

Mandatory Birth Control to receive Public Assistance.

Mandatory Sterilization of Violent Felons. Or the Death Penalty. [I am flexible.]


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Chuck Walla MK ULTRA Alpha Sun, 01/21/2018 - 09:25 Permalink

It's amazing how many Democrats cannot connect Margaret Sanger's Eugenics and Democrat policy toward the Negroes


"Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated."

- Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood.

"I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision." - Hillary Clinton, Democrat, Presidential Candidate

"These two have done so much damage to the black community. I will see that I expose these two with every fiber of my being!" - Markeece Young, @YoungBLKRepub, `Republican Thinker' Contributor


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NumberNone any_mouse Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

What we have learned here is that despite the years of cries of ‘the man’ abusing the minorities in these communities that when given the opportunity to self police they can’t do it. The moment they are removed civility collapses.

The problem is that the police are an artificial control put in place.  It’s time for the social activists to actually step up and do something beside talk noise and fix what’s broken in these neighborhoods, and hint, it ain’t the police. 

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CheapBastard cheka Sun, 01/21/2018 - 08:32 Permalink

The dindu mayor should resign. She's the one who ordered police to "stand down" and let da peeples express demselbes.

The mayor has blood on her hands. Too bad blacks are too dumbed down to realize democrat politicians are bad for them. The working blacks in Baltimore want MOAR police but they are not vocal enough.


I saw some of this in north Austin where a soros funded group protested polcie and made front page news, However, the demonstrations by thousands of Hispanics and blacks in north Austin begging for MOAR police never hit the newspapers. For a black or Hispancis to prefer living safely with more police is simply not politically correct for the left wing MSM to publish.

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MEFOBILLS any_mouse Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:02 Permalink

The solution first requires an understanding that Negroes never evolved with a future time preference.  They exist in the now.  It is a function of NOT having gone through the fourth ice ages.  

African languages DO NOT have abstract time concepts in them.  Language in turn is a function of the brain.  Evolution predicts that bodies AND BRAINS will evolve.  

So, these sort of liberal noxious nostrums like "all people are the same" are at the root of the dysfunction.  We have to sqaush the false IDEOLOGY of liberalism as part of the solution.

Using a black man to speak truth to liberals drives them nuts.  Illana Mercer in her book, Into the Cannibals Pot, describes this man…

The war is also propaganda, and using the TRUTH has power that cuts.  Here is a quote:

Easily one of the most controversial thinkers on the causes of underdevelopment in Africa, Etounga-Manguelle, a former adviser to the World Bank, contends that “What Africans are doing to one another defies credulity. Genocide, bloody civil wars, and rampant violent crime suggest African societies at all social levels are to some extent cannibalistic.” Why? In part, because of the inveterate values held by so many Africans.

I'm going to add that the "inveterate" values are genetic, not having some neanderthal admixture, and not having gone through the fourth ices ages.

The social policy prescriptions that follow are then:  1) Separation  2) Isolation  3) Testing to see which blacks can integrate with normal people.

IN other words.. all of the bull shit from the past has to be addressed, because the PAST fucked it up, and now it has to be fixed.

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Antifaschistische Chauncey Gardener Sat, 01/20/2018 - 21:52 Permalink

Why is it, that we...on ZH have to come up with ALL the solutions to these problems.

Dig a big trench..throw the bodies in it...and don't count them.   your statistics will improve dramatically.

Holy even have water access.  I'm sure the PD has boats too.  Do you have sharks on the coast there?  Or you could go old school and use cement.  Either way, the stats improve.

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MoreFreedom ACP Sun, 01/21/2018 - 13:31 Permalink

Actually, a big part of the problem is the way in which laws are enforced against blacks in Baltimore.  The police have a record of abuse, largely because of progressive policies like lots of enforcement for smoking pot, code violations, and other harassment because it's easier than dealing with violent criminals.   And then there is the corruption and wrongful convictions (just search the internet for "baltimore police corruption" or read…).  

This all belongs to the Democrat City leaders, and the author is right that "Pugh is using Davis as a scapegoat to deflect blame from City Hall."   It's hard to see that nominating a 30 year veteran of the force will change things; instead, they should have hired someone from outside Baltimore.

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