Baltimore's Deadly, Memorial Day Weekend: Most Violent Month Since 1999...
Over Memorial Day weekend, there were 28 shootings, with nine resulting deaths in the city of Baltimore, reports local CBS station WJZ. Apparently, these thugs saw fit to honor America's fallen... but creating more of America's fallen.
Police say 28 people were shot, 9 of them killed over this weekend, adding to the record-breaking violence.
The shooting didn’t stop on Monday night after a 9-year-old boy and another man were both injured by gun fire in the 2900 block of Arunah Avenue. Police say the child was shot in the leg and another man suffered a graze wound to the head.
It is the deadliest month in Baltimore since 1999. But you don't see rallies or protest. There are no marchers or hashtags. There are just strips of yellow tape and little numbers carefully placed to mark pieces of evidence. There are no talking heads opining. Just police sketches and mugshots. And obituaries. Lots and lots of obituaries.
The politics of violence came to Baltimore. The rhetoric of violence. The "space" for it. And now, when the riots are over and the moralizing about which lives matter has ended, a holiday weekend ends with 28 people shot. Nine of them fatally. The left observes that people have rage, and then people act on that rage. But what happens when the cameras and activists leave town? Where does that rage go? Does it go to candlelight vigils and photojournalism award moments? No, it goes back into the streets from whence it came, and the result is all too predictable, and tragic.
The WJZ report states that, so far this year, 108 people have died "due to violence in the city." That's this year. It's currently May. When the marchers next take to the streets, they might do well to remember and condemn the violence of the citizens, not just the police. #AllLivesMatter
WJZ offers up a sample of police reports from the weekend.
May 24, 2015, 10:28 p.m. — 1600 block of Hazel St. (Southern)
Police respond to a report of a firearm discharged. They learn of a walk-in shooting victim at area hospital and when they arrive, they learn a man was shot in the buttocks. Victims tells police he was shot by two masked men.
May 25, 2015, 12:13 a.m. –500 block of E. 21 st St. (Eastern)
Officers respond for a report of a cutting and find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Man is taken to hospital where he’s listed in critical condition.
May 25, 2015, 12:29 am — 800 block of W Fayette St. (Western)
Officers respond to a report of a shooting and they find a man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. Police locate a second victim — a woman – who was shot in the back and was laying in the street. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, but the man died due to his injuries. Woman is listed in critical, but stable condition.
You can see the rest here.
Special thanks to Paul Joseph Watson