Baltimore Murder Crisis Could Hit Record, About To Record 300 Homicides For Fifth Straight Year | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Baltimore Murder Crisis Could Hit Record, About To Record 300 Homicides For Fifth Straight Year

Update (Nov. 11): The murder crisis in Baltimore City could set a record this year.

The current homicide count is 296 as of Sunday afternoon, following a fatal shooting Saturday morning.

In the next week, the murder count could breach 300 for the fifth year in a row.

With 57 days left in the year, the city could record the most murders ever, would need to break 344 homicides, a record that was set in 2015.

Councilman Leon Pickett, who represents Baltimore's seventh district, told CBS 13 Baltimore that the murder crisis is "unacceptable."

"Let's be clear that one murder in our city is too much," Pickett said. "The fact that we're yet again approaching almost 300 murders is unacceptable. Everybody needs to rise up and express the outrage that should be with city approaching that.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Councilman Pickett, I hear you.

But when an area is plagued by intense poverty and unemployment (spurred by an educational system which passes kids when they are illiterate, innumerate, and unable to think critically, and are not learning job skills relevant for the 21st century), this is possibly why, instead of handling conflict resolution intelligently, people are blowing each other to kingdom come.

But there is another factor at work here.

Young people see how much their Federal government lies to them, and murders to expropriate resources; and seems to "get away with it", why should they not feel that they can do this as well, with no repercussions for their actions?!?

The US government needs very strongly to take a look at its ethics, in signing off on these seemingly endless wars for resources, and consider just where their collective bad examples may well be leading our youth.

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