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Friday, July 28, 2017

A community fed up: Tips flood in as Baltimore hits 200 homicides

WASHINGTON — Reaching 200 homicides is a benchmark no one in Baltimore wanted. But as the city continues to track toward a record number of killings, police are noting two drastic changes already quelling violence in Charm City.

“That’s 200 human beings. My brother being one of those numbers. We don’t look at them as numbers, we look at them as human beings,” said Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith. Smith’s brother was killed earlier this month.

The city was already on pace for its third consecutive year of record violence when an unidentified 23-year-old man was gunned down on Greenmount Avenue Wednesday afternoon — becoming the city’s 200th homicide victim.

Unlike 2016, when detectives solved almost a third of all homicides in the city, Smith said the clearance rate this year is closer to two-thirds.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sign kaepernick that will help the problem, NOT!!

Anonymous said...

Well what do you expect when you won't allow the police to do their jobs? This is what happens when you let the animals run the zoo!

Anonymous said...

A city run by libtards. What do you expect.

Anonymous said...

I think it is cruel to raise children in Baltimore. I would find someway out in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

So, it appears that this administration's solution to violence is to allow SO MUCH violence that the affected communities become so overwhelmingly disgusted by the violence that they finally take a stand to stop killing each other. Not sure if that's brilliant, cynical, or both.

Anonymous said...

Tipster: "I seen OJ, he be lookin' baaaaad. Are you a Howard Stern fan?"

Anonymous said...

@633, sad, but might have truth to that. charging police with crimes for doing their jobs probably will let the criminals run the city, so there's that.

Run as fast as you can, what you bought there holds no value, so just get out. RUN Forest, RUN!

Anonymous said...

A lot of these inner city thugs are fighting for their lives on a daily basis. How about allowing them to do something constructive; send them to Syria, Aghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan to fight ISIS then we will see how long they make it.