Baltimore's Mayor to Criminals: Stop Shooting People Because Wuhan Coronavirus Victims Need the Hospital Beds

Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young speaks to the crowd after being sworn into office during a ceremony at War Memorial Building in Baltimore, Thursday, May 9, 2019. Former Mayor Catherine Pugh resigned under pressure, amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children’s books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

 

 

On Wednesday, the mayor of Baltimore asked criminals to have a heart.

Mayor Jack Young pleaded with the citizenry: Stop shooting each other so hospital beds will be available for COVID-19 victims.

Also Wednesday, as per The Baltimore Sun, a fifth person in the city was confirmed to have contracted the virus.

Two of the five are over 60:

The five confirmed cases in Baltimore involve a person in their 60s, a person in their 70s and three people in their 20s, said health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. All are in “good to stable condition.”

According to CBS Baltimore, Jack told residents the level of recent violence is unacceptable:

“I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently. We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime. For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we’re not going to tolerate it. We’re going to come after you and we’re going to get you.”

Strange request:

“[W]e cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we’re going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus. And it could be your mother, your grandmother or one of your relatives. So take that into consideration.”

So don’t try to kill people because…it could kill people. But not those people you were trying to kill; some other people.

The city certainly has a disturbing propensity for violence, and there was a terrible incident just Tuesday in the Madison Park neighborhood.

It saw seven people shot.

From CBS Baltimore:

Police said an officer confronted a man with a rifle Tuesday night after he allegedly shot seven people. … The suspect had a rifle and was dressed in all black with a ski mask. The officer who was patrolling the microzone confronted the man after he fired into a crowd gathered at the corner of Eutaw and McMchen Streets around 6:27 p.m.

As explained by Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, the crime was come upon thanks to routine patrolling:

Police said an officer confronted a man with a rifle Tuesday night after he allegedly shot seven people. … The suspect had a rifle and was dressed in all black with a ski mask. The officer who was patrolling the microzone confronted the man after he fired into a crowd gathered at the corner of Eutaw and McMchen Streets around 6:27 p.m.

The Daily Wire points out that two men were also killed Monday afternoon in separate incidents.

There’s a ton of that going ’round: Baltimore’s crime rate is 145% higher than the national average.

According to AreaVibes.com, B-Town’s violent crime is 382% higher than the average in the U.S.

Compared to Maryland’s average, Baltimore’s crime and violent crime stand at 153% and 291% higher, respectively.

As for the coronavirus, the state’s seen 85 cases so far. 81 are still active.

Someone spread those stats to the felonious figures of Baltimore — maybe they’ll stop shooting people as a courtesy.

-ALEX

 

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