The Chief Ramsey Bandwagon

P. Kenneth Burns at Maryland Politics Today is joining us in climbing aboard the bandwagon supporting former DC Police Chief Charles Ramsey as Baltimore Police Commissioner.

Now Mayor Sheila Dixon may very well be engaging in a bit of race baiting by floating the idea that she is considering a black police chief to replace the acting commissioner who is white. In fact, one would be rather surprised given the nature of Baltimore’s politics if that were not the case. Be that as it may, Chief Ramsey turned around a thoroughly corrupt, demoralized, and ineffective police force in the District and there is no reason to believe he can’t do the same in Baltimore. Conversely, there is no reason to believe the incumbent, Acting Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld can do that, or is even cognizant of the magnitude of the problem.

Baltimore is a critical part of the economy of the state and of Maryland. Unfortunately, it has been poorly governed, terribly managed, and the dystopia that has resulted is defended by a loud cadre of rather obnoxious white liberals who insist that mentioning the really obvious problems are “bashing,” whatever the heck that is.

Hiring Charles Ramsey as Police Commissioner could go a long way towards restoring confidence in the Baltimore Police Department and putting the city on the second rung of Maslow’s Heirarchy.

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