Baltimore Officials and Clergy Ask for Help After Dozens Killed

Christie Ileto, CBS Baltimore, June 30, 2013

The surge in violence continues in Baltimore as the police report more shootings, the last of which happened late Saturday in Northeast Baltimore.


At least 40 shootings have happened in the last 10 days and 16 of them were deadly.


Police have stepped up their presence on the streets in response to a surge in violence that included 11 fatal shootings in the span of a week. Commissioner Anthony Batts has said nearly three times the usual number of officers would be on the streets this weekend.

City clergy are now asking residents to step up and end this violent trend.


City clergy and members of 120 churches are rallying and praying this weekend for peace.

Even a 21-car motorcade drives through the city showing just how deadly this violent trend is becoming.

“If you put a police officer in every block, you still could not solve the problem when the problem is inside of the individual, ” said Bishop Angel L. Nunez of Bilingual Christian Church.

This recent surge in shootings highlights the city’s problem with gun violence and homicide rate. So far this year, there have been around 117 homicides, the highest in six years.


With the violence spotlighting Baltimore, the mayor said the solution starts with us.

“When we have a spike, we have cameras from all over the city, outside of the city, national reporters. I welcome them back for the miracle. I know that as you are standing here, you are not going to tolerate it,” said Rawlings-Blake.

City leaders say that call to action, may stop the next shot from being fired in your neighborhood.


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  • Of 40 shootings and only 16 deadly, I’d say they ought to lay off the “medicine”.

    • The__Bobster

      Actually, that ‘s a pretty good kill ratio for spoonies. In Philly, it’s only about 20%.

  • Do we know the race of the perps?

    • JohnEngelman

      Yes, but we’re not supposed to talk about it.

  • Rhialto

    Let’s analyze this situation:

    1-Large numbers of idle very high testosterone blacks with IQ’s less than 85.
    2-Large numbers of idle high testosterone Hispanics wiht IQ’s less than 90.
    3-Liberal social and educational policies
    4-High levels of violence

    Only liberals will not see the direct connection among the above items.

  • anarchyst

    Of course, the liberal’s answer is “gun control” (but not for the thugs and gangbangers).

    • The__Bobster

      Or welfare queens stomping around demanding that da gubmint fix the problem of gun violence. Hey, they’re your evil spawn. You produced them and you raised them.

      • Dey gots ta be haben de end to de gun violebnce, gnone sayin, or else they’ll just keep eating until they’re fat.

        They already did that, Just what is it fat black women are going to do? Maybe they’ll stop sleeping with white men.

  • Puggg

    Clergy were called in. So let’s pray to God that we can openly start citing and naming the black.

    “When we have a spike, we have cameras from all over the city, outside of the city, national reporters. I welcome them back for the miracle. I know that as you are standing here, you are not going to tolerate it,” said Rawlings-Blake.

    What miracle? She wants us to think that the cameras only show up to show bad news from Baltimore but are nowhere to be found when Nudontravious from Baltimore Ghetto H.S. sequences a section of the human genome.

  • JackKrak

    I assume we won’t get any snickering remarks about the role of churches and religiosity generally in the ‘hood from liberals on this one. Only white people can be mocked for believing in a higher power than the Department of Human Services.

  • Erasmus

    Although it would not solve any immediate problem, a spay and release program for baby mommies would help lower the homicide rate decades from now.

  • Luca

    “City clergy are now asking residents to step up and end this violent trend.”

    Wouldn’t it be great if the next line read: “City clergy and members of 120 churches are rallying and asking residents to arm themselves and conduct some good ol’ time street justice”. Let the games begin.

    • Anglokraut

      Two hands holding a shovel will accomplish more than a million hands clasped in prayer…

  • libertarian1234

    “Baltimore Officials and Clergy Ask for Help After Dozens Killed”

    Baltimore doesn’t need prayer. It needs what every black dominated urban area needs which is the National Guard.

    Even that may not work, but it’s worth a try before the areas explode into all out street fighting.

    None of them have a gun problem. They have a black problem.

  • bigone4u

    Urban guerilla warfare is what’s happening everywhere in the USA. There is no liberal solution to the problem because liberals created it. I see no other solution than vigilantes doing the job that the police and the political system are incapable of doing. That will mean men AND women arming themselves and moving into self-protection mode. Instead of the bumper sticker “Baby on Board,” I suggest “AK-47 on Board.”

    • Never advertise. I can’t have firearms, but I love the fact that other people can carry concealed pistols. As far as the perps know, I could be carrying, so my family and I are that much safer.

    • Sick of it

      Eventually we will have to band together and reform the old militias for the simple fact that the so-called authorities won’t enforce the law and won’t protect anyone who isn’t a 1%er.

  • kjh64

    Frankly, wall these areas of from the rest of civilization and let them go at it.

    • bigone4u

      Great idea! Wish I’d thought of it.

    • Romulus

      Like I said last week grab a lawn chair and some popcorn.

  • MekongDelta69

    The 2,543,695th article about ‘mysterious and magical’ ‘gun violence.’

    The 2,543,695th article where black and/or brown is NOT mentioned.

    11 U.S. Cities With Double-Digit Rates of Gun Homicides:

    And the common denominator IS…?!?

    • Luca

      Choose one:

      A. Poverty, society, under-served neighborhoods, white privilege, racial profiling, failed schools, white flight, economic times, heat waves, drugs, gun laws, racism, low wages, unemployment, the criminal justice system, the legacy of slavery/Jim Crow, and never ending discrimination.

      B. Liberal policies, single-parent families and stone-age DNA.

      • MekongDelta69

        Hmm… Let me think…

        I’m gonna go with A. and B. and global warming, Benghazi, NSA, IRS, Fast and Furious, New Black Panther Dismissal, Unappointed Radical Czars, Activist Supreme Court Justices, Media, Academia, Judiciary, Entertainment, All institutions which used to be conservative and have now been infected by the leftist, social experimentation mutant gene.

        I’m trying to cover all my (excuse-filled) bases here, but my fingers would get way too tired, before I listed them all.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    21 hoopty salute?

  • Spartacus

    “When we have a spike, we have cameras from all over the city, outside
    of the city, national reporters. I welcome them back for the miracle. I
    know that as you are standing here, you are not going to tolerate it,”
    said Rawlings-Blake.”


    When exactly is this miracle due ? Heck, might just fly there myself. I’ll probably have to sell a kidney to afford it, but hey, how often do miracles happen ?

  • APaige

    A black area has a problem with violent crime. Does that even need to be considered news anymore? Its like reporting on every plane that lands safely. The news should only be as follows: “Today no one was shot on MLK St…now for the weather

  • I met plenty of “religious” blacks in the hoosgow, and they were all religious hypocrites. I made two black friends while I was locked up, both in the Denver county jail, building six, both areligious. One of them skated because the cops beat the holy howling hell out of him, but he wanted to go legit, and was from Baton Rouge. He knew his way around boats, so we worked out a business plan for him: he would buy seized boats at DEA auctions down south and sell them in Denver and Salt Lake City. It worked out; he eventually wrote to me and there was three thousand dollars with his letter.

    The other one called me after I got out; his second marriage had ended in disaster as well.

    The first was pure black, approximately the color of coal. The second must have been an octaroon – he looked like a white guy with an afro.

    As for religion, Jesus isn’t going to save them or anyone else. God does not need our saccharine adoration. If He can not see into our hearts, then He is not God.

  • BonusGift

    And possibly a ‘hispanic’ ‘bilingual’ Bishop?

  • candide


  • Funruffian

    I am always flummoxed to learn that every White person I talk to is completely ignorant of the fact that the overwhelming bulk of urban crime which entails murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary and fraud, comes from Blacks. Blacks are the purveyors of crime. These Whites are on a bad diet of TV, liberal media and crappy movies.
    Brainwashing is insidious and eventually corrupts the strongest minds, because they get jaded by all the hypocrisy. But sometimes a devout Christian will take the wrong mindset and include all of these urban vermin as “God’s Children” who are worthy of forgiveness. That precept alone is what has discouraged me from ascribing to Christianity.

    • candide

      I think every white person knows that blacks are criminal but tries to pretend otherwise.

    • candide

      Whites have been brainwashed by liberal teachers and clergy. They need to remember IT IS NEVER RACIST TO TELL THE TRUTH.

      • Strider73

        Wasn’t it Jesus himself who said “the truth shall set you free”?

        Nor was Jesus a cringing pacifist. He kicked ass in the Jerusalem temple and told his disciples to make sure they each had a sword (the handgun of that era), selling their cloaks if they needed to raise the cash for one.