Now I wonder why That happened?......
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore recorded 43 murders in May, police said on Monday, the deadliest month in more than 40 years for a city already shaken by the death of a black man from injuries in police custody.
The Baltimore homicides were the most in any month since August 1972, when the city recorded 45 murders, according to police data. Three fatal shootings occurred on Sunday.
The city of about 620,000 people has tallied 116 murders so far this year, up from 81 in the same period in 2014, police said.
Black males made up most of the May murder victims in the majority African-American city. Along with the rise in homicides, the number of non-fatal shootings hit 219, versus 120 at the same time last year, police said.
The surge in killings followed the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died on April 19 from spinal injuries suffered in police custody. His death has become part of a national debate on law enforcement treatment of minorities.
Gray's death led to protests and a day of rioting, arson and looting. Six officers have been charged in his death, including counts of murder and assault.
Among police patrol districts, the greatest number of murders for the year - 23 - took place in the Western district, where Gray lived.
Police leaders and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have not pinpointed a reason for the increase. A spokesman for the mayor did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Asked if police were making fewer arrests after Gray's death, contributing to the murder rise, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters last week that there were "a lot of levels of confusion" among Baltimore officers.
Some were still shaken by the unrest surrounding Gray's death, and others were reluctant to face possible legal repercussions by making a questionable arrest, Batts said.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Baltimore police over the use of force and whether there were discriminatory practices.
The Baltimore Sun said some officials had speculated that the rise in violence could be attributed partly to the looting of drugs from pharmacies after Gray's death.
Police data going back to 1970 show that Baltimore recorded more killings in August 1972 and in December 1971, when there were 44 killings. But those murders took place when Baltimore had almost 300,000 more residents than it has now.
I wouldn't call the Truth an obsession......
You Clone others I.D.'s......including mine.....and then spew Your usual Hate filled Bile.....
The I.D.'s really don't matter......Your tone and messages are Much worse than Anything I have Ever posted!
You are incapable of seeing it......but we all Do!
You Know what you can do with your opinion.
And the Cloning I.D......along with the Same messaging of All your Other I.D.'s give You away JB!
You can create as many I.D.'s as you want......but You can't change Your Hateful patterns.
You are what you Are.
Your message Never changes..........................
See......That's where You go Wrong!
YOU have No Authority over Me....or Anybody Else.....Yet You Think you do.
Classic Sickness of a Liberal mind!
And you Are just one of JB's Multiple I.D,s......You are just too Dumb to realize we All know it!
But it Is Fun to watch You of all people Try and act like All the Vile you spew Daily doesn't Exist!......
You Are entertaining while you do it!
And did he have a camera crew filming it?
How could he tell?.....
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46.
"It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life," the vice president said in a statement late Saturday.
"The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau's spirit will live on in all of us, especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children."
President Barack Obama said he and the first lady were grieving alongside the Biden family.
"Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth," Obama said.
The younger Biden was a lawyer, member of the Delaware National Guard and former Delaware attorney general.
He was hospitalized earlier this month at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The vice president's office had declined to say what he was being treated for.
In 2010, Beau Biden suffered a mild stroke. Three years later, he underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center to remove what was described as a small lesion.
He announced last year that he would not seek a third term as attorney general and instead planned to run for governor in 2016.
Chastising ONE Religion while Championing Any Other......
Some would call that Targeting......But Not JB!
JB is Only Offended by Christians!....................................................................................................
Enjoying the Drought you Loons?.......
The worst drought in recorded history just got worse.
California's main source of surface water during the state's dry summer months is the remaining snow on its highest mountains. But it has officially melted. The snowpack levels, which hovered at around 7-15% of normal for this date in 2009, before the 4-year-drought began, are currently at 0%.
You don't see anybody else on the board OBSESSING about CNN, MSNBC, MEDIA MATTERS Etc.......
It's Just YOU Harping Endlessly about something that You Watch Daily!
Get Help.....Consult somebody that Cares about You.....IF You can find Anybody that Does!
When asked to Back up a Claim.....
It Runs for Cover!.......Typical Left Wing Behavior!
"While you bash the left for predicting warming, you do the same thing."
Show Where I did Either of these things......
You are Still Focusing on this 100 year window that we all know as Normal......
Expand your thoughts .....Realize that You mean Nothing to this Earth.....and You too will be a more pleasant person!
I say the country needs a Week Long Blue Flu!......
The Stupid will Cull themselves......Natural Selection at it's Best!
The last 100 years has actually been an Abnormal Period in a Larger 5000 year window. The Normal weather for the last 5000 years has been more Violent and Unpredictable.
We are now Leaving this Abnormal Period of what has been Predictable and less Violent......and going Back to what has been Normal for the last 5000 years!
We were just Lucky enough to be born when Seasons were Normal and Predictable......And it's the Only Weather we have Known!......
Whining and Blaming Is NOT Going to Change Anything!.......There is NOTHING You, Me or even Your God Obama can do to Change it.