O’Malley policies make Baltimore more dangerous
In a New Year’s Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was “a lost year in the fight against gun crime.” There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-Blake administration seems to address gun crimes as compared to other issues is of great concern. When City Police Chief Anthony Batts says that “everyday citizens” had no reason to worry about gun crimes since 80-85 percent of the victims were African-Americans involved in the drug trade, that shows that he is not competent enough to be running a precinct, much like the police department of one of the most dangerous major cities in America.
The only thing shocking about the rise in gun crime in Baltimore is that people are shocked by it.