By: Mike McDaniel As I’ve previously reported, the failed prosecutions of Baltimore Police Officers in the accidental death of Freddie Gray have caused both immediate and long-term problems for the Baltimore Police Department, and for Baltimore. Such consequences were easily predictable, and as they have worsened, the Mayor, and other local and state politicians have thrown Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby under the bus, and pointed fingers at each other, not that any of them have done anything to address the inevitable problems inherent in decades of Democrat rule. Among the serious problems are a skyrocketing crime rate, largely due to the Ferguson Effect, worsened by the looming Federal takeover of the BPD. Criminals know the police will do little or nothing to stop them, and they are taking full advantage of it. Huge budget shortfalls in the schools, the police department, and every area of government also bedevil Baltimore.
By: Mike McDaniel As regular readers know, one of the continuing plot threads relating to the Freddie Gray case I’ve been following is the pursuit of department charges against the six officers exonerated in that case. As I’ve noted, the criminal cases against them failed so spectacularly, the leftist [Read More]
By: Mike McDaniel The knife carried by Freddie Gray was, initially, one of the hooks upon which Marilyn Mosby and her two mini-me scowlers, Janice Bledsoe and Michael Schatzow, hung their hopes for convicting six Baltimore PD officers in the death of Freddie Gray. At first, they loudly claimed the [Read More]
By: Mike McDaniel I used to think police work a uniquely noble and important job. I still do. However, I now wonder why anyone would want to do it, and I worry those that do are quickly becoming precisely the wrong people for the job. Here’s an example of what 8 [Read More]