Vilified Police Step Back; Baltimore Reverts to Jungle, Followed by the Rest of the Country

The spectacle staged in Baltimore has had a predictable effect on the already stratospheric crime rate:

The city of Baltimore … had a record Memorial Day weekend.

A total of 29 people were shot, including nine who died, as the city scrambles to deal with its deadliest month since 1999. …

According to a report by FOX News homicides are up 100% this May. Arrests are down by 50%.

That’s what you wanted, right Obamunists? The police are inflicting less racist oppression on criminals of color.

Yet even now the cops can’t catch a break. CNN interviewed Baltimore residents who accuse police of not doing their job. Says Reverend Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple Church,

“It’s almost akin to having a substitute teach in the middle of the semester who turns a blind eye, doesn’t know the students, and is not, in fact, giving a grade. And so it’s a very dangerous time in our city when crime is going up, but arrests are going down.”

The mob rule resulting from the Left’s Black Lives Matter campaign is making it a dangerous time not just for Baltimore but for the entire USA as it is “fundamentally transformed” down the toilet:

Fueled by this president’s anti-police policies and race-baiting rhetoric, thugs are attacking cops and terrorizing major cities. Horrible violence is breaking out all over. We are witnessing a national crime wave.

A few examples from outside Baltimore, where cops have largely stopped making arrests since they can’t do it without being mobbed by left-wing activists:

• In Melbourne, Fla., likewise, police have reported mobs surrounding and striking cops trying to handcuff suspects in two separate cases in the past two weeks.

• A similar spike in violence was reported in Chicago, where 12 people were killed and at least 44 — including a 4-year-old girl — wounded in mostly gang-related shootings over the Memorial Day weekend.

• In Manhattan, 16 people have been murdered this year, a 45% jump over the same period last year, while the number of shooting victims nearly doubled, from 33 to 61. That doesn’t include a rash of Central Park muggings, subway assaults and vandalism.

• In the nation’s capital, the so-called “D.C. Mansion Murders” have gripped the city, which is suffering a similar surge in homicides.

• In Omaha, Neb., a white female police officer was shot and killed by a black gang member as she tried to serve him a felony arrest warrant.

• A New Orleans housing authority cop, also white, was gunned down as he sat in his patrol car — the first on-duty death in the department’s history.

• In Rio Rancho, N.M., another white police officer was gunned down after pulling over a gang member during a traffic stop — the first officer shot and killed in the line of duty in the department’s 34-year history.

Who to blame? Moonbats:

Victims can blame the crime surge on politicians who give criminals “space” to break the law. Who order cops to stop “stop and frisks.” Who tie their hands while giving thugs license to loot and kill.

Called “racists,” officers’ morale is in the sewer. Cops fear for their safety and worry about being unfairly accused of using excessive force against black criminals.

New York’s liberal mayor is even calling for “amnesty” for criminals with outstanding warrants, on recommendation from President Obama’s police reform task force, which also urges police to “de-escalate and retreat” when trying to arrest violent offenders.

Equally guilty is the liberal media, which has gone out of its way to stoke bogus black grievances, to demonize police, and to justify rioting and violence.

Nice work, community organizers.

On tips from Rob E, JusttheTipHQ, and DinaRehn. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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