13 February 2014

Police Blast Bad Guys With AND Without Guns - 3 Shot, 2 Dead

Prior to harassing a Baltimore Spectator reporter, 
Baltimore Police investigate a police involved shooting. 
Photo by James MacArthur/MacArthur Media
CORRECTION: Initial information indicated both suspects were shot and killed in the second incident involving police impersonators and a home burglary. At this point only one suspect is confirmed dead. The status, condition, and identification of the other man is still unknown. Baltimore Police have not provided the information. 3 February 2014

In most cities, two police involved shootings, just a couple hours apart would be major news. But in Baltimore, apparently we're easily impressed, so when it snows in winter, it's time to drop all real reporting, and pretend endless repetitive chatter about snow is insightful and informative.

Despite police clearly stating the robbery suspect at the 7-11 near Mondawmin on Liberty Rd did not have a gun, the fact that he was shot while posing no threat to safety, will likely be quickly overlooked and given a pass with the consent of the media.

After all, he was a criminal. This is Baltimore. Aren't we supposed to shoot them?

Meanwhile, in classic Baltimore Police fashion, everything came to a screeching halt once The Baltimore Spectator arrived on scene to cover the story. It is notable, no other journalists on location were harassed, intimidated, or threatened by Baltimore's gestapo, jackbooted thugs.

Agitator-In-Chief, James MacArthur, expressed his severe disappointment to Commissioner Batts in an open letter.

It would be nice to see more of the real police on our streets, the ones worthy of the title officer. The rest, best be gone. They continue to destroy all credibility and relationships with the community.

Despite the grossly inaccurate, cavalier downplaying and marginalizing by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, of what was a very serious and unwarranted encroachment by police who should have been focused on investigating and incident, we remain undeterred..

As citizens and a journalists, there is no reason to sit quietly and take abuse from government official who are supposed to be serving us all.

A Crappy Ending... To A Life 

No one envisions their expired earthly body being discovered in a place where human waste is deposited.

Like the day before, Wednesday started with a first-thing-in-the-morning bonus body. What is a bonus body you ask? It's when a random dead body is found, and there's no immediate connection to a known or reported crime.

A mans body was found in a porta potty in the 900 block of Thames St. near Wolfe St. Wednesday morning in the Fells Point community.  Although we're told homicide detectives are investigating, there was no word on the circumstances or whether foul play was suspected. This being Baltimore, we're suspicious.

With over 30 murders, plus 4 police involved shootings this year, those homicide guys are really busy. Don't expect to hear much from them any time soon. After all, half of the murder happening here are never ever solved.

Perhaps dead bodies being found has become so routine (we've had three since last week), that's its no longer news here, but if you're looking for an article on this incident, good luck. There are none. Our initial searches indicate the Baltimore press corps has little interest in this one. For now. After all, it is winter, and it's snowing.

As we pointed out yesterday, when the day begins this way, lookout, it's a sure sign of oncoming chaos. And the day surely delivered.

Also on Wednesday...

BREAKING NEWS: White People Discover It's Dangerous In Baltimore

An overcapacity crowd, filled with angry, pissed off people, 
showed up to give the Mayor and Police Commissioner 
a piece of their mind./Photo by Fern Shen, Baltimore Brew
On the heels of all the hoopla created after certain parts of the city suddenly started standing up and speaking out on the epidemic of violence, a hugely attended community meeting on crime in the community was held in Southeast Baltimore.

Although crime has plagued this city for decades, and the police have never been real effective in dealing with it, it's now trendy to demand a more responsive and committed police force in the city.

Basically, the stuff that's been written about in these pages for the last five years is starting to catch on.

Highlights from the meeting:

Commissioner Batts: "Some of the things that are taking place in this community should not be happening."

For her part, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said "I am focused … on action and finding partners who are doing more than complain." Translation, I really don't want to hear about your problems so save it.

Of course, nothing was said about things happening in other communities in the city.

Kudos to Del. Luke Clippinger, who organized the meeting and said the area's problems reflect broader issues in a city with a climbing homicide rate. We're glad the delegate is paying attention and showing concern, but shouldn't this meeting have been called by a city council member? Make them earn their keep!

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Actions Must Speak Louder Than Words - Open Letter To Commissioner Batts

Anthony Batts
Baltimore Police Department

Dear Commissioner Batts,

Although I have very low hopes of your paying any attention to this, nor do I expect much to happen. I am a desperate man, with a desperate plea.

For far too long, I have been the subject of continued harassment, threats, intimidation, and even trumped up, false arrests (many of them thrown out) by members of the Baltimore Police Department.

As a long time, well known, independent voice in media, not to mention a taxpaying citizen of Baltimore, I'm utterly disgusted by officers on your force treating me like a second class citizen, and a criminal suspect. All because I have strong opinions and I'm not afraid to express them.

Perhaps they need to be reminded of what the First Amendment of the Constitution means for the citizens they serve.

Truth is, remedial training on the rights of citizens in general would probably go a long way towards achieving that whole, citizen-and-community-cooperation thing you and the Mayor so often speak off.

As a journalist, I would like to perform my duties of informing the public without being hampered or harassed by the police. I don't see mainstream media treated this way. Last I checked, the police do not have the right to decide who is media and who isn't.

In a city filled with violence and residents who are sick and tired of seeing what appears to be no hope or solution in sight, we all want to see our police officers focused on crime and keeping us safe. Time and effort spent harassing me does nothing to further those ends.

We should be working together to serve the citizens of this city in our respective roles. Thus far, this simply hasn't happened. The Baltimore Police have decided to wage war on me. It is not my intention to sit in silence and take it.

It would be nice to see this stop.

Truth To The Masses

A.F. James MacArthur

MacArthur International Media

Researcher, independent investigative journalist, and entrepreneur, A.F. James MacArthur has been a member of the underground news network for over 20 years. During this time, he's been a frequent subject of attack by government officials under the guise of law enforcement. He's often boycotted from being given any credit for his work by mainstream media.

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11 February 2014

Deja Vu All Over Again - Treacherous Tuesday

Two Shootings, Minutes Apart, Two Days In A Row - Plus Bonus Mystery Body

Just when you thought the daily drum of chaos and carnage, and violence and mayhem In Baltimore couldn't get any stranger, it does.

When the day begins with a dead body found in a home with apparent head trauma,  and it's not even 7:30 a.m. yet, it's almost as if it's a harbinger of things to come.

Police aren't saying who found the body or how they learned of the incident. The victim's identity has not been released. As usual, there are no known motives or suspects.

Hours later we get this:

Less than 10 minutes later...

Capping off what was just another Tuesday in Baltimore, coming in an hour before the midnight cutoff there's this:

But Wait, Haven't We Seen This Before?

Monday night also saw two shootings. Not only were they minutes apart, but they seem to have taken place at nearly the same as Tuesday's shooting. Pay close attention to the dispatch times.

Also, on Wednesday night, be sure to be especially watchful of your back between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. If these things happen in three's, two people are gonna get whacked right about that time.

First this happened:

Then there was another:

Police have given no known motives nor suspects for any of these incidents. The man shot on Pennsylvania Avenue is now dead. The one shot on E. Eager street was actually a teenager shot in the face while having the audacity of walking to the store. He remains in critical condition.

But remember, once again we're told the Mayor and the Police Commissioner have a new plan. And it's gonna save us all.

10 February 2014

Media Fail Pt. 1 -- Initial Reaction

They Don't Really Care About Us

By A.F. James MacArthur

Two people were shot Monday night in two separate incidents. Both happened within 15 minutes of each other.  One in East Baltimore, the other in West Baltimore.

The incident in East Baltimore involves a teenager shot in the head with injuries so severe, homicide detectives are investigating.

Coverage of these latest incident in Baltimore's continuing carnage was a disgrace on the nightly news.

From 15 seconds passing mention on one station, to no mention at all, it was made abundantly clear how unimportant these lives being lost in the city really are. They're not even worth talking about.

A message is being sent loud and clear to residents, especially youth, living in less than affluent neighborhoods. Whether you live or dies is inconsequential to us. You're of no value to society. Your stories isn't even worthy of being told.

In a special broadcast, I took to the air Monday night, doing my best to channel and control my rage to discuss the shameful, inexcusable marginalizing of the lives affected by the destruction taking place in Baltimore.

In part two of this series, we'll give a more detail breakdown of the precise amount of time given to the shootings by each of the local news outlets. These stories will continue to be tracked as we see how they develop within the news cycle.

Researcher, independent investigative journalist, and entrepreneur, A.F. James MacArthur has been a member of the underground news network for over 20 years. During this time, he's been a frequent subject of attack by government officials under the guise of law enforcement. He's often boycotted from being given any credit for his work by mainstream media.

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