Baltimore’s rising violence claims the lives of seven students from same school

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh

Heckuva job mayor!

Mayor Catherine Pugh…keeping the city “moving forward” and “taking control” of what happens in your neighborhoods.

From Fox News: A growing number of students at a Baltimore high school for troubled or vulnerable youth are missing out on a second chance to turn their life around, instead becoming statistics in a city paralyzed by violent crime.

At least seven students at Excel Academy at Francis Wood High School have been murdered the past 15 months — all victims of the city’s rising violence. At least five were killed during the 2016-17 school year. The sixth was killed in October and a seventh in November.

Among those was Stefon Cook, 20, who had been in school for only a month before he was gunned down in November. “We knew him and we knew him in a good light,” Principal Tammatha Woodhouse told the Baltimore Sun.

Another was 19-year-old Markel Scott, who was shot six times two months before his high school graduation last year. “I grew up here and I’ve never seen crime like this,” his mother Sharonda Rhodes told the New York Times. “These are not normal times. The guns are everywhere.”

The school is a grim reflection of the violence devastating the city, which saw 343 homicides in 2017 – making it three years in a row that the city saw more than 300 murders in a single year.

In its effort to help students cope with the ongoing violence, the school has four social workers, a psychologist and mental health counselors. Safe spaces have been set up so students have a place to vent.

“After the third time, it was like ‘What’s going on? Why are so many people from our school getting murdered? Is someone going after Excel?’ But I think most of them were at the wrong place at the wrong time,” student Deja Williams, 19, who knew all the seven young men killed, told the New York Times.

Woodhouse said there were many times during the last 15 months that she wondered if it was just too much to handle. “I remember having a conversation with my supervisor like, ‘I don’t know if I can do this anymore.’ And he was like, ‘Well, who’s going to do it if you can’t?’” she said.

She continued: “These are young folks who are independent, taking care of themselves and have to survive in an environment that’s not so welcoming to young folks. How as a city do we look at them and ensure that they have economic resources and make sure that they have some stake in the game as it relates to Baltimore?”

City officials say they are trying to figure out ways to make the city safer.

The city is adding a network of more than 750 high-definition cameras that have the ability to zoom in and follow people as they walk down the streets, the Times reported. The city’s leadership also ordered every agency to undertake initiatives to reduce crime, like installing street lighting and clearing vacant lots.

The recent rise in homicides appeared to be triggered by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an African American man who died while in police custody.

“It’s like sitting on a keg of dynamite,” Mayor Catherine Pugh told the Baltimore Sun. “If we don’t fix it, it will all explode.”

While it’s unclear whether the strategies will work, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis told the Sun that the Violence Reduction Initiative is “fundamentally improving how the government is delivered to poor, violent communities in a way it’s never been delivered before.” He said they are already seeing a slight decrease in crime. “So you have to stick with that,” he said, “and you have to find ways to expand it.”


29 responses to “Baltimore’s rising violence claims the lives of seven students from same school

  1. Expand it?

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  2. Meanwhile, not a word from the race-mongers. Where are Barack Obama, Michelle Obama (who supposedly has presidential ambitions, God help us), the “reverends” Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton?

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    • Why should they care? -once they are in “the money” they turn their faces the other way and don’t want to hear it because they no longer consider themselves part of that environment, they don’t fit in and don’t belong. they rub elbows with the whites in “the money” and consider themselves the whites of the Negros.

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    • EXACTLY! I was going to reply to this but, no need, Dr. E said it. Nothing like this can be “fixed” unless and until we as a nation repudiate the racial divisions perpetrated upon us by Barak Obama and his successive Justice Dept. staff…….Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch…

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  3. What more can they do? Maybe get cameras that can follow people into their homes?
    If THEIR ‘hoods really work at it,they can take Chicago’s record for the most shootings in a week….

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    • Anything but personal responsibility and black communities guided by leaders with a moral vision of right and wrong. Those leaders are there, ready to lead this afternoon, but they’re drowned out and marginalized by leftist criminologists who say “root causes” (i.e, white racism/privilege, poverty, etc) are to blame and not individual moral actors, finessing the unspeakable leftist premise, going back to Maimonides, that blacks are subhumans situated somewhere between apes and men.

      Things must get worse in inner-city black neighborhoods and can never improve no matter what sort of surveillance is put in place because leftist sock puppets like the mayor think they’ll solve their problems with even more externalizing of their own failures with BLM lies and white privilege excuses. The sad truth is that inner-city black neighborhoods in America, or in Africa for that matter, aren’t ridden with violence and crime because of poverty, but are instead desperately run down and squalid because the people themselves cannot rise above impulsive violence until they return to the roots of their Christian faith and shove their liberal/leftist slave drivers the hell out of their communities.

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      • Personal responsibility and morals are “racist” and judgmental, you know… can’t go against Leftist ideology (even though that’s what made this mess).

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      • Dan . . . . Wow! I must agree there is NOTHING that Mayor Catherine Pugh can do to turn around this ingrained mentality of murderous criminality, there is no amount of money to be thrown at the problem (i.e. no cameras, not matter how high tech they may be), no matter how many mental health practitioners, or other counselors may be assigned to the high school , as you have expressed . . . “because the people themselves cannot rise above impulsive violence until they return to the roots of their Christian faith and shove their liberal/leftist slave drivers the hell out of their communities.” Every time I see a picture of Mayor Pugh, I am struck by the look on her face . . . one of benign competence, what with her programs of “moving forward” and “taking control” of what happens in your neighborhoods. She does not have a snowballs chance in Hell of turning these murderous rampages around anytime soon, if at all. In other words, the salary she is being paid is a tremendous waste of taxpayer money.

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  4. Guns are everywhere? So are light bulbs but it still gets dark. Precisely, killers are everywhere. Barbarians, cruel, subhuman people with no regard for the sanctity of life along with their ardent admirers whose goal in life is to imitate their barbarian idols. Blend them together and you’re not going to produce legions of St. Francis’, you’re going to get Atillas’. All the programs and all the cash you want to throw at it will not solve this debacle. Time for tough love, that’s physical reaction. Otherwise, learn to live with it.

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    • Feral, third world way of living – combined with low IQ and no impulse control. The world over. Why should Baltimore be any different?

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    • Youghn . . . . . Excellent addition to this discussion. It certainly is time for tough love, because nothing else has worked. Now we have those who wish to reinvent the sentencing for criminals, with adjustments of lessening the severity of punishment/rehabilitation for those among minority races in this country. I rather doubt that that scheme will turn things around any time soon. That being said . . . I suppose they had better “learn to live with it.”

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  5. A lot of these dames seem to have gone to the same butcher for their lip jobs.


  6. master of sinanju

    A 20 year old in high schooll!!? Now you know where the stereotypes come from about dumb blacks. In this case it isnt. Dumb in this case staying on the democrat slave plantation.


  7. Cyclone fencing and razor wire. Want to act like zoo animals? May as well live like zoo animals.

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  8. The true cause of rampant black dis-function, is found in the black DNA it’self, where blacks have an excess of testosterone which causes aggression, & at the same time, the black brain is small & primitive, leading to a lack of the ability, or even the inclination to behave in a ,..civilized,.. manner.

    Nowhere in Africa can you find a civilized, self supporting, first world country

    Nowhere in America, can you find a safe clean city with a black mayor,..

    Nowhere in America, is there a predominantly black school that turns out ,..graduates that are functioning at the the expected grade level.

    Nowhere on earth, is there a fully functioning, self supporting black society.

    Clearly, the black,.’species’,. can not & should not be considered to be fully human, but rather the are clearly a form of , sub human primate.

    The white race is making a very big mistake, in allowing black to live among us, while white society blames itself, for black dis-function & keeps on making more & more concessions to blacks with more & more affirmative action programs. where un-qualified blacks take up space in colleges, while qualified whites & Asians are turned away.

    As long as white society,…pretends,.. that blacks are our equal, then, white society will continue to descend down to the black level.

    Of coarse, it is the Zio-Rothschild,Jew media which is pushing this,..’racial equality,.. nonsense onto the white race, as a part of the Zio inspired ,..’KALERGI PLAN’,.. to destroy the white race,

    If the white race, is to survive, we must come to terms with the question of, these primitive blacks, & these back stabbing Rothschild Zionist in our midst

    There are of coarse some decent blacks & some decent Jews,.& they should be welcome here,..
    But the vast majority of blacks need to be re-located to Africa, & all hard core Zio-RothschildJews need to re-locate to Israel


  9. Stop and frisk. Arrest and incarcerate. Repeat.

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  10. Baltimore is just as bad as Chicago policing is sloppy at best…..


  11. Why elect black women mayors if they have NO CLUE how to handle their own? What a waste of time Pugh is.

    Re: the ever-expanding “black problem” in general. I can’t swallow that they are “subhuman” because Scripture says, “God created out of one man Every Nation of men.” So would He create “subs”? I don’t think so. That doesn’t mean everyone would be the same, however; & “cultures” definitely clash! All I can fathom is that it is a spiritual problem at its core.

    Saw this article earlier today, very interesting read; a college grad went off to Senegal to work with the Peace Corps for a year & her eyes were opened to the extreme “cultural” differences between white America & Africans:

    1/17/18: “What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right”:

    Either in the article or the comments the question arose re African Christians. The answer was that they claim to be & go to church, but then go right back to their “cultural” ways because it is so deeply embedded in their psyche (stealing is normal for them; it’s how they support their huge extended families, etc.).

    Maybe some African countries/cultures are worse than others because > remember when those pastors in Kenya (or was it Malawi?) told Obama in advance of his planned visit, “Don’t be bringing that homosex talk over here. We don’t approve of that here & we won’t have it!” Wow, I was so touched by those pastors as that was exactly the correct stand to take & vs. an American President & fellow-black at that.

    Back to the Peace Corp article, this Albert Schweitzer 1939 quote was in the comments:

    Albert Schweitzer published his “African Notebook” in 1939. It contained the following passage, excised from subsequent editions:

    “I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And they will destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who would come to Africa, remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.”

    Whew, heavy duty. Wasn’t Schweitzer Jewish, if that even matters. At least he said in a kind way to help or teach them as you would children.

    Even so, there are many “normal” blacks in America (besides Ben Carson), mostly the black Christians who would not agree to stealing, etc. Maybe they get better Bible studies here than in African churches(?)

    BUT re the black THUGS, the brainwashed BLM’ers, etc., no thanks! Separation sounds reasonable to me for that reason.

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  13. looking on the bright side, there were no confederate flags around. there were no statues of confederate heroes around. there was nothing that could have brought out thoughts of slavery around. What’s the problem.

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