Friday, July 24, 2015
WE HEARD ABOUT LAFAYETTE BUT WHAT ABOUT BALTIMORE?
After a lone gunman killed two others and himself in a Lafayette movie theatre, the media seems to be brushing over another grievous shooting that has also happened – but in Baltimore.
As reported by the Baltimore Sun, “At least seven people, including three juveniles — a 13-year-old boy, a 15-year old boy and a 16-year-old girl — were shot in Baltimore Wednesday night, police said. Interim Commissioner Kevin Davis said police have no motive for the shooting but have been given information by the community that he hopes will lead detectives to the shooter or shooters. The 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest, the 15-year-old was shot in the chest and shoulder, and the 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg, police said. All were taken to area hospitals.
“It is certainly unacceptable for this community to see three teenagers being shot on a beautiful summer night like this,” Davis said. “It’s my impression that they’ve had enough.
A 34-year-old man was shot multiple times at 11:09 p.m. in the 1200 block of Clendenin St. in the Penn North neighborhood police said. The man, who was not identified, was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Sixty more people have been killed in Baltimore this year than at the same time last year. Police at this time last year were investigating 177 shootings, including 115 homicides. A total of 347 people have been shot in Baltimore this year.
Wednesday’s violence included a second triple shooting, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the foot, and a 29-year-old man was shot in the chest. They were both listed in stable condition. A 37-year-old man was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition.
Yes, the obvious question is where are the “black lives matter” protests? What is happening in Baltimore is indicative of what is happening all over America in inner city communities — mainly black. We don’t hear about any declarations of senseless violence and condemnation. It becomes more and more apparent that only politically leveraged black lives matter.
And why is there no handwringing about gun violence in these communities, where I can almost guarantee you, there are VERY restrictive gun laws? Somehow guns have been outlawed so only outlaws have the guns and the good, law-abiding citizens live in fear and terror because of the gangs.
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