(National Sentinel) Civil unrest: The far Left is destroying yet another metropolis, as Democrats who run the city of Baltimore continue to push soft-towards-crime policies that hamstring their police department, while violent crime and death skyrocket.
In an open letter to Baltimore officials, the city’s police union blasted city leaders for ignoring the “surge” in crime and the fact that the department is “critically” understaff, The Daily Caller reported.
“It’s time for action,” Gene Ryan, President of the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said in a statement Wednesday. “We cannot sit back and continue to allow a surging crime rate destroy the good work our police officers and law abiding citizens have accomplished in years prior.”
He said that the department cannot keep up with replacing the officers it is losing.
“I really have a problem with elected officials being silent with what’s going on in the streets of Baltimore right now, I mean we have bodies dropping on a daily basis,” Ryan told Fox Baltimore.
Baltimore’s 162 homicides in 2017 is an all-time record for the first six months of the year, and now new pressure is mounting on Police Commissioner Kevin Davis as the spike in homicides continues.
The Daily Caller noted why the city has been unable to deal with its rising crime rate:
Baltimore was ground zero for the Black Lives Matter protests in 2015 after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray following his arrest by police. Gray died of injuries sustained during transport in the back of a police van. The ensuing protests took over the heart of the city as violence and destruction swallowed up blocks of the city.
All of the Baltimore police officers charged in Gray’s ‘murder’ were acquitted, but the damage was done just by putting them on trial: Their own department is treating them like outcasts and it’s doubtful they’ll ever be given much of a chance to advance.
Give the Left enough time and they’ll destroy what’s left of our civil society – but of course, that’s their goal.