A Baltimore cop has confirmed what most of us already knew and that is arrests are down because the police are afraid to arrest anyone for fear that black activist Marilyn Mosby will have them arrested and charged. That’s why response times are way down because police want back up support for fear of being shot and to have witnesses that they didn’t violate anyone’s rights by arresting them for having an illegal knife. That also explains why crime is up. Criminals know the police are stymied and now is the time to go on a spree.
Think I’m wrong? Watch this video:
In the video, you can see that the man is walking along with no trouble………..until he sees a TV camera. At that point, he starts yelling “My back. My back” and falls to the ground. The police did the wise thing and let him lay on the ground until paramedics showed up. You can expect much more of this.
The twelve year veteran who did not want to be identified for obvious reasons said of morale :
“It’s in the sewers. It’s down. It’s the worst I have seen in my career.”
“Officers stopped being proactive. I believe it is the direct result of officers holding back.”
This comes in the aftermath of six officers being arrested and 5 being charged in the death of Freddie Gray as he rode in the back of a police van and broke his neck. Gray died days later in the hospital.
Before the charges against the 6 officers an average of 626 arrests per week. Last week that number fell to 358. The officer said the only way morale is going to recover is if Police Chief Batts is fired or quits. I would imagine it would also help if the prosecutor acted like a public servant rather than like an Al Sharpton wannabe and would recuse herself since the way she is handling the case benefits her largest campaign donor, whom she has already aided by dismissing charges against on of his clients on her first day in office.
Nonfatal shootings are up 66% and murders have passed 100 for the year. In Washington, civil rights violations are up by 86%, robberies by 113%, blackmail by 53%extortion is up by 91% and sex crimes by 43%. And that’s just in the White House.
I’m glad I don’t live in Baltimore.