Frederick Bealefeld's Police State/Baltimore's Chinese Democracy 2009
by A.F. James MacArthur, Managing Editor
11 March 2009 - 0600 hrs
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At 17, A.F. James MacArthur enlisted in the U.S. Marines. A qualified expert rifleman able to drop human sized targets 1000 yards out!
NOTE: Ordinarily I would never preface any of my pieces with a disclaimer.
While we all acknowledge that Baltimore is a messed up place with an out of control crime rate. Well, maybe not all of us, many still seem to be in deep denial. A large part of the burden to turn this place around, falls on the police department. Whether or not Baltimore can ever be turned around remains debatable. When over 200 murders in a year is a 40 year low, and a cause to celebrate, folks, we really have a problem. A big stinking, nasty, rotting fish left out on the docks in the midday sun problem. The crisis faced on our streets, the Battle Of Baltimore, should be given the priority given to a foreign war by Washington. (read full story)