Baltimore Murder Rate Spikes from Lack of Police Presence

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In the final week of 2017, Baltimore reported a total of 343 homicides. The murder rate has skyrocketed since members of Black Lives Matter began justifying violence as retaliation against law enforcement for the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in the back of a police van in 2015. Residents now are blaming the murder spike on the lack of police action in the city, which is what BLM called for. -GEG

The murder rate in Baltimore has skyrocketed since Black Lives Matter activists began protesting law enforcement for the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died in the back of a police van in 2015. Residents are now upset, blaming the murder spike on the lack of police presence in the city, which is ironically exactly what BLM activists called for.

After calls for a police pullback, the murder rate subsequently spiked in Baltimore, hitting a record high per capita homicide rate. In the final week of 2017, the city reached a total of 343 homicides.

In a report from NPR, residents came out swinging over the disturbing climb in murders.

“We wanted the police there,” claimed Rev. Kinji Scott. “We wanted them engaged in the community. We didn’t want them beating the hell out of us, we didn’t want that. We need the front line police officers and we need the heart of the black community to step to the forefront of this discussion. And that’s when we’re going to see a decrease in crime.”

Scott continued, arguing that Baltimore is in need of higher levels of good policing.

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