CNN Anchor Knows Who’s Really To Blame For #BaltimoreRiots: Veterans

Perhaps she was “just wondering”

(Daily Caller) While conducting an interview with Democratic Maryland Representative Elijiah Cummings, CNN host Brooke Baldwin questioned whether the violence in Baltimore had something to do with the amount of military veterans in the police department.

“Another thing that has to be done here, is we’ve really got to look at our police department,” Cummings began.

“But in what sense?” Baldwin asked. “We talk about training, we talk about having officers — I was talking to the city councilman here last week. He said, ‘Brooke, these people have to live in the communities… or there’s a lack of emotional investment.’”

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“And a lot of these young people — I’ve been talking about this so much. A lot of young people — and I love our nation’s veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they are ready to do battle.”

There’s no doubt that the Baltimore PD has some serious issues. It takes a true Leftist, though, to attempt to shift the blame to veterans, rather than considering that so many of the problems can be linked directly to Leftist dogma. Look at Detroit. It was once called the “Paris of the West”. Now it is called the “Mogadishu of the Great Lakes”. Like Detroit, Baltimore has been primarily run by Democrats. The last Republican mayor was Theodore McKeldin, 1963-1967. We rarely ever see the same problems in cities run by Republicans.

The NY Times Editorial Board has a long discussion regarding the problems with the Baltimore PD and justice system, and these problems should not be ignored or poo-poo’d just because the NYTEB brings them up. They end with this

Mr. Obama was right on the mark when he observed on Tuesday that tensions with law enforcement had simmered in African-American communities for decades and now seemed to be bursting into view once a week.

“This has been a slow-rolling crisis,” he said. “This has been going on for a long time. This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new.”

He also said that addressing the problem would require not only new police tactics but new policies aimed at helping communities where jobs have disappeared, improving education and helping ex-offenders find jobs. The big mistake, he said, is that we tend to focus on these communities only when buildings are burning down.

If we want to assign blame, let’s look at the systems put in place and allowed to fester by Democrats, who run the city, not veterans.

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