Monthly Archives: July 2015

Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Must Keep ‘Cleaning House’ And Bring In New Cops

By Walter L. Hilliard III

So, unfortunately, Baltimore’s murder rate has spiked at 43 for the month of July, the highest number since 1972 when there were 45 homicides, according to the Baltimore Sun.  There have been 187 deaths in the city through July of this year, up from 119 as of this time last July.  And according to 32 pharmacies in the city, 300,000 doses of opiates were stolen during the rioting.  Some believe these drugs have emboldened addicts, and the perception or reality of a lack of police presence has motivated gangs to flex their muscles with one another.