“Across the country, police kill roughly 250 to 300 black people a year. The overwhelming majority of those killed are armed and violently resisting arrest. Thousands of black people are killed by black people every year. In Detroit alone roughly 250 black people are murdered annually. The majority of the murders go unsolved.”
My beloved ‘hometown’ of BALTIMORE, MD (known colloquially as BODY-MORE, MURDA-LAND amongst many residents living in neighborhoods where violence and homicides are commonplace) has allowed itself to suffer a virtually identical fate as its ‘sister city’ Detroit.
BALTO has tallied/averaged between 250 and 350 homicides per year for many of the past (close to) 40 years. The vast majority of BALTO’s murder victims are black people, and the vast majority of BALTO’s murderers are also black people.
I don’t know what the ‘clearance rate’ for homicide cases in the Baltimore Police Department is, but I can’t imagine it’s above 50 ...
Went to a friend’s birthday party at her unbelievable house last night. Fantastic music, food and atmosphere. @davidjanet even got me to dance. Of course the police showed up and apologized for even having to be there. After a little chaos the party continued. Life finds a way! (Yes, there were fire-wielding belly dancers!)
How’s your weekend going?