I get so tired hearing excuse after excuse for acts of criminal violence.
For me, the only thing that somewhat explains violence is the acceptance of a culture that does little to discourage violence and a culture that allows the criminal excuses, for his actions.
I was born and raised in the City of Baltimore and left at age 23 (1970).
To see my birthplace as the location for 200 plus homicides a year, 40,000 vacant houses, plus a citizenry that pays little for the services that they consume, its pitiful.
Yet somehow the spin doctors are able to explain away the ills of the city as the fault of almost everyone but city residents who create these deplorable conditions.
I grew up SW Baltimore doing the 60s, lots of poor people in my neighborhood, including us. Our house was a tiny little dwelling on what can best be described as an alley.
It was not uncommon to see your buddies parent's household goods on the curb as a result of an eviction.
Most of the kids and teenagers were scared to death of the adults and especially the police.
Murders in my neighbor because of poverty, not really.
The reason the drug dealers are so violent is that society has allowed their violence to be acceptable. Sort of the "fog of war", "collateral damage" type thing.
Communities by and large get the type of police protection they demand and more importantly deserve.
A simple major step to curbing violence in the inner city would be for a MANDATORY sentence of 10 years for any convicted felon found in possession of a firearm. No parole, no special circumstances, no exceptions.
Last August there was a brutal, Zach Sowers-type beating of a Capitol Hill man across from Eastern Market, just seven blocks from the US Capitol.
Man found beaten in Capitol Hill attack remains in critical condition but able to squeeze wife’s hand
By Peter Hermann
The 29-year-old man who was found beaten on the front porch of a home in Capitol Hill on Saturday has undergone two surgeries on his brain but his wife said he was able to squeeze her hand from his hospital bed Monday morning.
“I think this is an hour to hour situation,” Abigail Maslin said in a telephone interview from the hospital. She said her husband, Thomas C. Maslin, is “fighting right now” to stay alive and recover....
3 held in Aug. beating near Eastern Market had been arrested on separate robbery charges
Three men accused of beating and robbing a man on Capitol Hill were charged after two of them allegedly described their roles in the crime to detectives more than a month after the attack that put the victim in a coma for six days.
The suspects — Tommy T. Branch, 21, of Fort Washington; Sunny Kuti, 17, of Southeast Washington; and Michael Moore, 18, of Landover — have been charged with armed robbery. They were in D.C. Superior Court on Thursday, standing next to their court-appointed attorneys as a judge ordered them to remain in the D.C. jail until their next hearing.
According to court records, Moore and Branch admitted their involvement in the early morning attack on Thomas C. Maslin on Aug. 18 near Eastern Market. Those admissions came during separate interviews with detectives on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The attack left Maslin with a traumatic brain injury....
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