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Baltimore hits 100 homicides at second-fastest rate in decade

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The city reached 100 with the stabbing of a 74 year old man in his home, and the shooting of a 16 year old on a rec center basketball court.

Wow.

Two people, one old, one young, seemingly minding their own business, and they're killed.

:unsure:

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4 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

The city reached 100 with the stabbing of a 74 year old man in his home, and the shooting of a 16 year old on a rec center basketball court.

Wow.

Two people, one old, one young, seemingly minding their own business, and they're killed.

:unsure:

Sad....

Shows how foolish it is when folks on here sat all the victims were in the game .....

Lots of good people dying .....

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Time for more apologies and free stuff.

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1 hour ago, Eastside Terp said:

Sad....

Shows how foolish it is when folks on here sat all the victims were in the game .....

No one says that. 

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31 minutes ago, bmore_ken said:

No one says that. 

I am with you on this one ken. 

No one ever said that. They have said a small percentage ....a very small percentage. 

If one could get odds at a gambling establishment that you will 'win' 98% of the time....would you go for that bet?

To put it in the context of this loss....do you think a same assumption (bet) that a homicide is going to be in the gam? I will take that bet. 

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50 minutes ago, overtaxed said:

Time for more apologies and free stuff.

I wonder how long it will be before the new commis. is the next sacrificial lamb sacrificed on the alter of 'you gotta understand and you can't lock them up' . :rolleyes:

Till the city gooberment has a real serious heart to heart with itself....and 'calls out' and fixes the issues we discuss here day in and day out. Nothing will change other than there will be a new fancy golf course next to a casino and some new condos. 

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6 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

The city reached 100 with the stabbing of a 74 year old man in his home, and the shooting of a 16 year old on a rec center basketball court.

Wow.

Two people, one old, one young, seemingly minding their own business, and they're killed.

:unsure:

It's being reported that the 16 yr old had drugs and a gun on him when he was killed.  I'm guessing gang related. 

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36 minutes ago, Cowboyz said:

It's being reported that the 16 yr old had drugs and a gun on him when he was killed.  I'm guessing gang related. 

No way! :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Cowboyz said:

It's being reported that the 16 yr old had drugs and a gun on him when he was killed.  I'm guessing gang related. 

In the words of the late great Gomer Pyle, SURPRIZE SURPRIZE, SURPRIZE.

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14 hours ago, Eastside Terp said:

Sad....

Shows how foolish it is when folks on here sat all the victims were in the game .....

Lots of good people dying .....

 

11 hours ago, Cowboyz said:

It's being reported that the 16 yr old had drugs and a gun on him when he was killed.  I'm guessing gang related. 

 

38 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

Report on the 16-year old.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-youth-violence-20180509-story.html

In addition to the guns and drugs, he had a criminal history according to the Mayor. 

Just wanted to make sure Eastside could see it. 

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While visiting friends in Albuquerque a few days ago the subject of crime came up. My friend was commenting on horrible crime stats in Albuquerque, how bad it is, etc. After doing some quick research for confirmation, I showed her that the crime stats there showed 73 homicides in 2017. And we all know Baltimore's stats. She was quite surprised at Baltimore's stats. I can't fathom why. It seems that car theft is Alburquerque's biggest crime. I told her that I only wish that we could trade stats.

 

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11 minutes ago, Sprightly said:

While visiting friends in Albuquerque a few days ago the subject of crime came up. My friend was commenting on horrible crime stats in Albuquerque, how bad it is, etc. After doing some quick research for confirmation, I showed her that the crime stats there showed 73 homicides in 2017. And we all know Baltimore's stats. She was quite surprised at Baltimore's stats. I can't fathom why. It seems that car theft is Alburquerque's biggest crime. I told her that I only wish that we could trade stats.

 

For comparison, Albuquerque has a population of about 560,000.  Baltimore is at 621,000.

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3 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

For comparison, Albuquerque has a population of about 560,000.  Baltimore is at 621,000.

~11% higher pop. We'd "kill" for 11% more homicides.

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24 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

For comparison, Albuquerque has a population of about 560,000.  Baltimore is at 621,000.

So is your point that Alburquerque has a higher per capita homicide rate?

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3 minutes ago, Sprightly said:

So is your point that Alburquerque has a higher per capita homicide rate?

Do the math.  It's much lower in  Albuquerque.  I just wanted to present the respective population numbers.

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20 hours ago, Pickle20 said:

The city reached 100 with the stabbing of a 74 year old man in his home, and the shooting of a 16 year old on a rec center basketball court.

Wow.

Two people, one old, one young, seemingly minding their own business, and they're killed.

:unsure:

The 16 year on the basketball court had a gun and drugs on him. Doubtful that "minding his own business" applies to that one. Sad consequence of bad choices. :(

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39 minutes ago, Papi said:

The 16 year on the basketball court had a gun and drugs on him. Doubtful that "minding his own business" applies to that one. Sad consequence of bad choices. :(

Yeah whether the kid had a criminal history was in the back of my head when I made the post. You just never know in this city.

Doesn't make it any easier to swallow though.

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12 minutes ago, Cowboyz said:

Que his Mom telling us what a great boy he was. 

And his 3rd grade picture .....

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55 minutes ago, Cowboyz said:

Que his Mom telling us what a great boy he was. 

And this.................yup ....this is working -_-

The recent burst of violence comes a few days before local anti-violence activists plan to launch another ceasefire aimed at stanching the killings. The ceasefire, scheduled to run Friday through Sunday, centers around a straightforward rallying cry: Nobody kill anybody.

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