The BLACK COMMUNITY bears the undue burden from VOTER NULLIFICATION - where our HOPES for change on our streets is so grossly mangled by OUR ACTIONS IN THE VOTING BOOTH. TRY HARDER and help the people who SAY they are "working in our best interests".....with little to show for it WITHIN the Black community to GAIN MORE POWER!!! If we keep DOING WHAT WE ARE DOING.....THEN our problems will be solved once some magical TIPPING POINT is met and our condition shifts UP HILL. (Please tell me that I have mischaracterized the Plan for Black America? Please note that the only ACTION for the Black man in this plan is for him to VOTE!!!!)
Murders this week: 4
Murders this year: 200
Baltimore City's 200th homicide victim was killed this week. Last year at this time there had been 175 murders. In the first 33 weeks of 2007 the city averaged six murders a week. If the homicide rate continues at that pace, 314 people will have been murdered by the end of the year. More than 2,000 people have been murdered in Baltimore since Jan. 1, 2000.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
8:24 p.m. Frederick Moore, a 27-year-old African-American man, was shot in the head repeatedly in the 700 block of Brune Street in Upton. He died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 9:18 p.m. Moore is the fourth person murdered in Upton this year.
It's a good thing that Michael Steele DIDN'T win........they would probably be blaming HIM for the failure in leadership in the city
The people with their FINGERPRINTS on the situation:
* US Rep. Elijah Cummings who in 2004 did a commercial with the lead in transcript that said "they failed, they are incompetent, they need to be held accountable" (he was talking about BUSH rather than Mayor O'Mailley and his partner Cardin).....remains unscathed by the growing body count in the city that he represents.
* Governor Martin O'Malley - having received a PROMOTION from the mayor of Baltimore up to the governor (I still would like to see his physical resume to get a glimpse of what a MAYOR FROM BALTIMORE uses to convince people to promote him to a higher office. "Maryland - vote for me and I'll 'Do for the state what I did to Baltimore'"????)
* Mayor Sheila Dixon - despite a very high level of people saying "the city is headed in the wrong direction" these same people who feel the same about the entire nation and thus "Bush must GO!!!" are on track to put Mayor Dixon back in office. VOTER NULLIFICATION at its best!!!
Dixon stresses crime issue August 22, 2007
As the music shifts to a more uplifting key, the camera switches to full-color pictures of Dixon looking mayoral - talking with police officers and walking through a neighborhood. "It's Sheila Dixon who has a real plan to fight crime, with more police and community partnerships that help fight crime before it happens."
Pssst - "has the PREVIOUS set of PLANS" worked?