Where can you find criminals so stupid they miss the four men they’re aiming at and instead hit a nine-year-old girl?
Why, that’d be Baltimore. Of course. The same place where Freddie Gray threw himself around the back of a police van in order to claim police brutality but accidentally killed himself instead.
Morons. Disgusting, pathetic morons.
The little girl was rushed to the hospital with a broken femur. So she’s alive and expected to recover. But that’s not the point. The point is that a nine-year-old was shot after 33 other children were shot this year in this city, some of them fatally.
Now, you could argue that most of those children weren’t the intended targets. They were just at the wrong time and the wrong place during the wrong year.
Or maybe just the wrong city.
Last month, Fox News reports that murders were up 39% over September 2014 and non-fatal shootings nearly doubled. But before you gasp in shock and horror (Or shake your head in disgust. This is Baltimore, after all. What do you expect?), that was a good month. For the entire three quarters of 2015, murders are up 52% and non-fatal shootings are up 80%.
Why? Well, as Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said, “We have highly motivated bad guys” here.
If he meant the Baltimore City government, then I couldn’t agree more. That establishment is very motivated to stay the sheltered, illogical, harmful bunch of morons it’s been for decades. It hasn’t cared about the people in so long that the people don’t care about it either. They’ll do whatever they want to do whenever they want to do it just as long as they think they can get away with it.
So when Baltimore tells Baltimore to go knock itself out, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did after Freddie Gray’s death… and when her fellow officials champion that attitude, applauding as the six cops tied to Freddie Gray on the day of his death are put on trial…
What do you think is going to happen?
Nine-year-olds are going to get shot. Of course.
And it’s all Baltimore City politicians’ fault.