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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

Baltimore spirals into the abyss


Baltimore is on track for upward of 350 homicides, for a rate of almost 57 per hundred thousand. That’s ten times the national average. (St. Louis is first at about 63 per 100k.) 


While Europeans are being told that terror attacks should be viewed as the new normal, Baltimore residents are being told the same about violent crime committed by younger African-Americans. 


This recent violence is the surface decay. The social rot in Baltimore is broad and deep. Since the summer, Feds have charged eight Baltimore police detectives with crimes including armed robbery that were committed while they worked in cahoots with a heroin gang. 


This social infection has spread to every aspect of Baltimore life. The schools with the lowest proficiency rates have the highest graduation rates, thanks to falsified grades.

At 13 of the city’s 39 high schools, not a single student tested as proficient in math.
Top pay for principals at these schools is $179,000. Baltimore spends $15,564 per student annually, fourth-highest among the U.S.’s hundred largest districts. 


Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. - George Orwell