One Baltimore Neighborhood Has The Highest Vacancy Rate In America

The implosion of America’s inner cities is creating the real “shitholes,” and should be on everyone’s radar - not Haiti. In Baltimore, Maryland, decades of deindustrialization and 50-years of democratically controlled leadership has turned the city into a failed liberal experiment, with a homicide rate on par with Venezuela, a country that is suffering from an economic collapse.

In 2017, Baltimore’s population crashed to a 100-year low, as Baltimorans have finally discovered that the gentrification narrative by Kevin Plank, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland Medical Center could be a distant pipedream. The fact is, the millennial generation is quickly leaving as violent crime has turned Baltimore into America’s most dangerous city.

Breaking down the racial wealth divide in Baltimore, the figures are truly shocking. When it comes to education, health, and wealth inequalities, Baltimore has the most extensive gaps in the United States. African Americans make up a majority of the total population coming in at 63 percent of 614,000.

But according to JPM, one-third of African American households have a net worth of zero. To make matters worse, the unemployment rate for African Americans is three times the rate of white workers, despite the garbage propaganda from the Trump administration declaring record low unemployment figures for African Americans.

Why do we need to know the structural backdrop of Baltimore? Well, because, it would better help us understand why the vacancy rate of one Baltimore neighborhood is the highest in the United States.

According to 24/7 Wall St., the report analyzed the 30 highest vacancy rates in U.S. Zipcodes from the housing market data company called Attom Data Solutions. Those 30 communities are situated in 20 inner cities across the United States.

24/7 Wall St finds similarities between all high vacancy rate locations:

Many have not participated in the nation’s economic recovery — areas that continue to experience the economic malaise of the Great Recession. They are characterized by shrinking populations, jobs loss, low home values, and underwater mortgages. 

The report names Zipcode 21223, a West Baltimore community as the highest vacancy rate in the United States coming in at 17.3%. Interesting enough, this is the same area where the American drama series ‘The Wire’ was filmed.

Like most neighborhoods with high vacancy rates, the area has suffered from population loss and declining property values over the last several years. The population of ZIP 21223 fell from 25,270 in 2012 to 25,127 in 2016, a 0.6% decline. Over the same period, the median home value in the zip code fell from $86,500 to $69,500, one of the largest drops in real estate value of any neighborhood.  


A bulk of the vacant buildings resides in  Zipcode 21223. However, the U.S. Census Bureau says there are as much as 46,800 vacant structures throughout the city. Simply, the city is shrinking...

JPM details the phenomenon behind vacant structures and homicides:

There is no shortage of theories to explain it—a dearth of jobs and opportunities, poor schools, underinvestment in public services. The plight of the city’s most vulnerable residents mirrors that of cities across the country.

As residents began leaving Baltimore in the 1950s, public investment followed them to the suburbs. While the city’s population has dropped, the surrounding counties have grown by leaps and bounds. And along with the people came investments in roads, schools, and businesses, leaving far fewer resources for the core city.

In November, we documented how one neighborhood in Zipcode 21223 was under lockdown, as one citizen said, “Police Declared Martial Law.”



To sum up, the situation in Baltimore is only going to get worse as the city continues to shrink. As JPM demonstrates high vacancy rates leads to more violent crime. The situation is critical in Baltimore, can the city avoid a collapse before 2020?


Kobe Beef cheka Sun, 01/28/2018 - 21:34 Permalink

"There are many theories to explain this..."

Negroes don't do civilization.

Homo africanus is an opportunistic scavenger. Not a farmer, not a builder, not an innovator. Illiterate, innumerate, and incapable of reason. By nature bereft of the higher time preference or conscientiousness necessary to evolve complex behavior beyond hunting/gathering.

So in Baltimore we see homo africanus in his natural element: hunting humans (or fellow subhumans) and gathering welfare checks. Humans who don't wish to be prey for this feral species move away, unfortunately never far enough away from the federal government taxing them to continue the dysgenic breeding cycle.

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shocktherapy Stuck on Zero Sun, 01/28/2018 - 15:01 Permalink

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

I believe the criminal justice system has been used once again in a
manner that effectively re-creates caste in America. Our criminal justice system
functions more like a caste system than a system of crime control.
For those who find that claim difficult to swallow, consider the facts. Our
prison system has quintupled for reasons that have stunningly little do with crime.
In less than 30 years, the U.S. penal population exploded from around 300,000 to
more than 2 million.
 The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration
in the world, dwarfing the rates of nearly every developed country, including
highly repressive regimes like China and Iran.
In fact, if our nation were to return to the incarceration rates of the 1970s—a
time, by the way, when civil rights activists thought that imprisonment rates were
egregiously high—we would have to release four out of five people who are in
prison today. More than a million people employed by the criminal justice
system could lose their jobs.
 That is how enormous and deeply entrenched the
new system has become in a very short period of time.

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johnQpublic shocktherapy Sun, 01/28/2018 - 16:49 Permalink

Funny how that works. People who commit alot of crime tend to go to jail more often than people who take advantage of an offered free education, get a job, and dont do crime. In fact you could narrow that down to children of unwed mothers who do alot of crime tend to go to jail more often than people who do no crime. In fact, in baltimore, where most people who are children of unwed black mothers who do alot of crime go to jail more often than white people who do no crime. Must be the justice system.

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shocktherapy johnQpublic Sun, 01/28/2018 - 17:05 Permalink

"Funny how that works. People who commit alot of crime tend to go to jail more often than people who take advantage of an offered free education, get a job, and dont do crime."

Oh you mean like the financial crisis !


Joe Biden’s Niece Avoids Jail After Pleading Guilty to Stealing $100,000 with Borrowed Credit Card


Politicians are avoiding jail time for corruption due to Supreme Court ruling.

Corrupt politicians everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief this afternoon as the corruption trial involving Senator Bob Menendez (D, NJ) has ended in a mistrial.

This means that, for now, Menendez will not face prison time or any form of punishment, and he gets to keep his job in the Senate. It also means that politicians can continue their pay-for-play schemes without worrying about anti-corruption and bribery laws as the legal system has shown these laws to be more impotent than ever.


Americans to NSA: Lie to Us Some More, Please

We cherish our freedoms? Value our privacy? Sort of. But the polls show we value our safety. So most of us don’t mind being lied to.

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True Blue shocktherapy Sun, 01/28/2018 - 19:03 Permalink

In fact, if our nation were to return to the incarceration rates of the 1970s

Want to know the real reason why the prison population has exploded since Nixon closed the gold window?

It has nothing to do with race; so you probably don't.

Simple fact is that in the US a 'felony' is defined by a dollar amount. That dollar amount has never been adjusted for inflation, and still sits where it was when a person could buy a brand new fully equipped Harley Davidson with a side car and a boatload of accessories for less than the dollar amount of a 'felony'. As inflation continues to exert the power of compound interest, it will eventually make a loaf of bread cost so much that its theft will be a 'felony'. 'Inflation' lowers the bar every day, week and year.

And as for your whole 'caste system' and 'racism' punishing blacks in a 'Jim Crow' manner thesis; total bullshit in a nation that will sentence a black 'hate criminal' (who actually kidnapped, tortured and broadcast their crimes against a man due to his race) to probation and 'community service' on the very same day that a white 'hate criminal' (who broke a window and left bacon on some stairs) was sentenced to fifteen years in prison.


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Dilluminati wee-weed up Sun, 01/28/2018 - 18:26 Permalink

So we have rappers who are attacking the POTUS and not addressing the management that has left generation after generation down in Baltimore, it goes to show how these people love the sweet taste of shit and that the democrats and the rap industry are feeding these peoples' heads full of lies they want to hear.

There is nothing anyone can do for these cities as the people there won't do anything, that is the perfect part of the democrats plan, make these people stupid, make them needy, make them dependent. Mission accomplished.

I'm watching some bullshit commercials on TV about life resumes, about some hard-luck story as a hiring close.  And I'm thinking, the truth is these people are illiterate and uneducated, they lack the skills to re-certify continuously for the duration of their careers, and to make matters even more comical?  the same fucks that didn't educate them the first time want more money to job train these same stupid fucks chanting rap nonsense.

The kindest thing is to send in lots of cheap dope.. dope that will let these fools finish the path they set out upon unknowingly, but lack the character and the courage to address and change.

If they haven't already it's time to get out of Baltimore, that is the definition of failure.

So Jay Z and Eminem are just peddling their own sort of drug to these communities, and how fucked up is it that the nation is getting employed, stock market is booming, and you have the same fucks who mismanaged generations demanding something they didn't fucking earn from other hard working people.  These dumb fucks were pulling down statues.  Now that is some laughable shit.. rob these people of an education generation upon generation and then burn the books and the statues in the neighborhood as well..

That is why I say they like the sweet taste of shit, it's ugly, coarse, and true.  And that is why Oprah Ms Baltimore doesn't want to be POTUS.  She can shuck and jive sorta.. and play the role.. but she knows the truth and has no need to lower herself to the system.  She can also speak intelligent and is educated and sees the truth.   But she doesn't want to alienate anyone..

It's a fucking joke watching the evening news out of that city.. no accountability and now there isn't role models left after entire generations have been made stupid, needy, desperate, and violent.  The whole fucking city is a mess.. and getting worse.


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shocktherapy Blue Dog Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:42 Permalink

ignorance is bliss. The Caste System is the system Most ZHers complain about. Coming to a neighborhood near you !

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

I find that when I tell people that mass incarceration amounts to a New Jim Crow, I am frequently met with shocked disbelief. The standard reply is: “How can you say that a racial caste system exists? Just look at Barack Obama! Just look at Oprah Winfrey! Just look at the black middle class!” The reaction is understandable. But we ought to question our emotional reflexes. The mere fact that some African Americans have experienced great success in recent years does not mean that something akin to a caste system no longer exists. No caste system in the United States has ever governed all black people. There have always been “free blacks” and black success stories, even during slavery and Jim Crow. During slavery, there were some black slave owners—not many, but some. And during Jim Crow, there were some black lawyers and doctors—not many, but some. The unprecedented nature of black achievement in formerly white domains today certainly suggests that the old Jim Crow is dead, but it does not necessarily mean the end of racial caste. If history is any guide, it may have simply taken a different form. Any honest observer of American racial history must acknowledge that racism is highly adaptable. The rules and reasons the legal system employs to enforce status relations of any kind evolve and change as they are challenged

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shocktherapy any_mouse Sun, 01/28/2018 - 16:30 Permalink

Coming to a neighborhood near you !

The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government by Mike Lofgren 


Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions recently took a giant step backward in history and in basic principles of justice, and now he wants to drag the rest of the nation with him. The object of his strange nostalgia is the practice known as civil asset forfeiture, under which police confiscate private property from people they suspect of being drug dealers or other criminals.

The key word is "suspect." Police agencies have long exploited loopholes in criminal law and procedure to seize cash, cars and other property without ever winning a criminal conviction or even, in some cases, filing a charge. In the past, police have simply taken property from travelers at airports or on highways after searches. In an outrageous reversal of American criminal justice standards, the owners bore the burden of proving their innocence in order to recover their assets.


An opioid epidemic is ravaging parts of this country. President Trump has declared it a public health emergency. Last year, overdoses killed some 64,000 people. It's being compared to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and '90s. The face of the opioid epidemic has been mostly white, and that's because we have seen a massive increase in drug overdoses among young white adults, often in rural areas.…

A new “economic insecurity” survey found that for the first time since 1975, “the number of white single-mother households living in poverty with children surpassed or equaled black ones in the past decade.”

According to details from a RANK survey that the Associated Press revealed last week, the increase in households led by single white mothers was due to “job losses and faster rates of out-of-wedlock births among whites. “

“White single-mother families in poverty stood at nearly 1.5 million in 2011, comparable to the number for blacks,” the survey found. “Hispanic single-mother families in poverty trailed at 1.2 million.”

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True Blue Sun, 01/28/2018 - 14:09 Permalink

Gee whiz; turns out "there goes the neighborhood" hit the nail squarely on the head, eh?

Who would have thought shithole people make shithole neighborhoods? A real conundrum, isn't it?

Shocked, absolutely shocked.