Baltimore Now Has More Homicides Than NYC

Congratulations, Democratic Party run city Baltimore and mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake! Heck of a job there, SRB, what with all that giving “those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

Baltimore has surpassed New York City in homicides

Baltimore has surpassed New York City for homicides this year.

A New York Police spokeswoman said the city had seen 208 homicides as of Wednesday. Baltimore recorded its 212th homicide Wednesday night.

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It’s a seemingly impossible milestone — New York has more than 8.4 million people, Baltimore just 620,000.

NYC has over 13 times the population of Baltimore, yet, fewer homicides. And a goodly chunk of those Baltimore homicides have come since the “unrest” in April. And, the majority of those killed are Black, and the suspects are Black. Why so little concern from the #BlackLivesMatter crew?

With months to go, 2015 now more deadly in Baltimore than all of last year

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It was the city’s 213th homicide this year, which exceeds last year’s total of 211.

“Ever since that riot, everything has gone downhill,” said Wesley Wilson, 48, as he looked on at the crime scene. He passes through the area every day to visit his neighborhood bar, he said, adding that it is typically a quiet area.

City crime has surged since the April riots that followed the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who sustained a spinal injury while in police custody.

The big number is 353, the peak of homicides in 1993.

Also Thursday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the head in the Remington neighborhood and critically wounded. Police said he was standing in the 2700 block of Huntingdon Ave. when he got into an argument with another man, who shot him in the “extreme upper body” and fled westbound on West 27th Street.

Residents said they have repeatedly complained to police about an increase in drug dealing in the area.

Well, when you throw the entire police department (in Democratic Party run Baltimore) under the bus and say you don’t want them in your neighborhoods, this is what you get.

Obviously, this is having no effect on the commerce of Baltimore, right?

Baltimore’s tourism industry took a hit after the rioting and unrest in April, with hotels reporting a significant drop in business since then, officials said Wednesday.

Overall, hotel room bookings were down nearly 9 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30 despite the major economic boon of the Star-Spangled Spectacular last September.

The figures were released Wednesday by the tourism organization Visit Baltimore at its annual meeting. Tom Noonan, the group’s president, and two hoteliers said they did not expect bookings to return to pre-unrest levels for months.

“Our hotels are down 5 to 10 percent depending on the hotel in the area, and if you look at our museums and our attractions and our restaurants, I think they’re taking it even a little harder than our hotels are,” Noonan said.

Gee, I wonder why people would want to avoid Baltimore?

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