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Foreign Correspondent
« on: December 07, 2015, 08:25:21 am »
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http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/

An interesting documentary featuring Baltimore.

Baltimore murder rate at 20 year high
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-longwood-homicide-20151202-story.html

Three men were killed in Baltimore on Wednesday, pushing the city's homicide count this year to 315 — the highest in 20 years — and surpassing a per capita rate of 50 killings per 100,000 residents for the first time.

An unidentified man was shot in the early morning, about 1:35 a.m., in an alley near the 1300 block of N. Longwood St. in Rosemont, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. The killing happened less than a block from the 3100 block of Normount Ave., where 26-year-old Anthony Stewart was shot to death on Nov. 17.

About 10:48 a.m. Wednesday, a 33-year-old man was shot to death in the 1900 block of Walbrook Ave. in Mondawmin, police said. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died.

Just after 9 p.m., a man was fatally shot in the chest in the 2800 block of Lauretta Ave., police said. No further details were released.

Six hours earlier, a 27-year-old man was nonfatally shot a few blocks away in the 700 block of Ashburton St. in Mosher, police said. He was expected to survive.

None of the three homicide victims Wednesday were publicly identified.

Police gave no suspects or motives. Anyone with information in any of the shootings may call 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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Re: Foreign Correspondent
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2015, 06:14:06 pm »
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This was a real eye opener.

Some of the statistics that were mentioned:
A black person is more likely to go to jail than college (1 in 3)
Average household wealth for African Americans is 10% that of the average American

The perspective of the ex-Baltimore cop and politician were on point as well. The cop said <10% of the police work was actually helping people or interacting with the community, while almost all of it was exclusively about stats and getting people caught up in the criminal justice system. He pointed out one part of the city that had 450 residents locked up, which was costing the state $17 million to keep them incarcerated. He said imagine how much socio-economic good that $17 million could be used for instead. He also pointed at the overhead helicopter, which costs thousands of dollars a day to operate while large sections of housing and basic services like rubbish removal were left to decay.

The politician said 20% of poverty could be eliminated if there was better rehabilitation from the criminal justice system because once somebody gets caught up they are pretty much black listed from society e.g. they have difficulty getting a job, have difficulty accessing housing, getting student loans etc. I guess most countries are like that though.

Chicago (particularly the South Side)was crazy as well. They said there were 2500 murders a year, which seems staggering. They had a couple of stories of a 14 year old kid getting gunned down on the way to the basketball court with his friends. Another guy that was playing in a church game got shot in the face and died the same night after the game. The daughter of one of the church ladies got killed in a drive by after a road rage incident when she was with her friends.
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Re: Foreign Correspondent
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2015, 07:05:48 am »
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Another round of homicides over the weekend in Baltimore — and the death of a student stabbed last month in a school classroom — pushed the total number of killings this year to 336, the second-highest total on record.

Given that the city has many fewer residents now than in the 1990s, this year's toll already represents the highest per-capita homicide rate in Baltimore history. The city hit that mark last month.

The only year with more homicide deaths was 1993, when there were 353 killings but also about 100,000 more residents.

The latest list of victims provided by Baltimore police includes two men stabbed to death downtown — the first killings in the downtown area this year — as well as a 1-year-old who was killed Dec. 16.

Police identified Antwan Turner, 19, and Brandon Holland, 28, as the two men stabbed to death early Sunday in the 300 block of N. Calvert St. They identified the 1-year-old boy as Brandon Washington of the 700 block of E. 23rd St., and announced they had arrested Timothy Dunbar, 23, of the same address and charged him with second-degree murder in the boy's death.

According to a statement of charges, Dunbar — who was watching Washington — told police that Washington had fallen down the stairs. However, an autopsy revealed that Washington's injuries, which included a fractured skull and bruising on his forehead and stomach, were inconsistent with a fall down the stairs, and the medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide.

In addition to second-degree murder, Dunbar is charged with first-degree child abuse, first- and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment.

Also among the latest victims is Ananias Jolley, 17, who was stabbed in a classroom at Renaissance Academy on Nov. 24 and died Sunday night. Another student, Donte Crawford, 17, was arrested the day of the stabbing with what appeared to be blood on his clothes, police said. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Investigators are working with the state's attorney's office on additional charges, police said.

Police also identified Gina Kirchner, 48, of the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway as the victim of a killing on Dec. 17. Police have charged Terrence L. Jenkins, 49, of Essex, in Kirchner's killing and the killing of another woman, Shelly Fillion, 47, in Baltimore County last week.

Police also identified two other victims: Leroy Sweets, 41, was shot in the 2400 block of W. Fayette St. on Friday; and Timothy Anderson, 30, was found shot in the head in the 1100 block of N. Carrollton Ave. on Sunday.

The city's per-capita homicide rate now is 54 per 100,000 residents, the highest ever. In 1993, the rate was 48.8 per 100,000 residents.

With its 336th homicide of the year, Baltimore surpassed the total in 1992, when there were 335 killings.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bs-md-ci-homicide-updates-20151221-story.html
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