Bodymore, Murderland IS the unofficial city nickname. The overwhelming majority of those bodies are black ones, dispatched by black perps. Some of those white bodies are still alive, no thanks to their attackers. George Williams, a police officer from Brick Township, N. Williams said the teens accused him of uttering a racial slur to justify the attack, but he denies making any derogatory racial remarks.
The Baltimore Police Department's annual report is crammed with statistics that tell a story. Violent crime is down in every category measured by the department. The city witnessed murders in , or seven fewer than the previous year.
The Wire. The Baltimore PD has gone from being a proactive department initiating street corner field interviews, stopping suspicious vehicles, etc. The message has clearly gotten out to not commit unnecessary policing. The city has become both the Rock and the Hard Place for policing. The answer to your average BPD beat cop? As Prof. Moskos can attest, Baltimore now indeed has lessened racial disparity in the BPD ranks, fewer complaints, and fewer police involved shootings and deaths…but the cost of that is now fewer cases being solved and fewer crimes being prevented in advance in order to reduce the potential for violence between police and young black men through proactive policing. Like it or not, people with violent tendencies tend to be violent, and dealing with them day in and day out leads to brace yourself! Firing and or prosecuting officers for being too cautious now is the proposed solution.
Thomas, known on the mean streets of Maryland's largest city as Skinny Suge,was one of the stars of the "Stop Snitching" videos that captured national attention. The first of these DVDs, which urged people not to cooperate with police and prosecutors who are investigating crimes, was produced in A sequel hit the streets in But his animus for those who snitch on this city's bad guys might have started to wane in April , when someone pointed a gun at the head of his year-old son and pulled the trigger. Najee Thomas was killed in the public housing unit where he lived with his mother, but his death remains unsolved. Last week, Thomas lost another son to Baltimore's mean streets. Ronnie Thomas III, 22, was gunned down at a neighbor's cookout on the city's east side shortly after he was released from jail. He was set free after prosecutors dropped the attempted murder charge he faced. Ronnie Thomas Jr. He has been in a federal penitentiary since , when he was sentenced to months behind bars for his part in a conspiracy to traffic in narcotics and to commit robbery and murder.