Violent crime in Baltimore has escalated to the point it’s actually worse than Detroit. Baltimore’s homicide rate has increased 56% this year compared to 2014, and every day brings new headlines about the bloody crime wave:As Instapundit says continually, (citing someone else) "What I love about the Obama era is all the racial healing.
The son of a high-ranking Baltimore police commander has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his roommate Monday in Southwest Baltimore, police said.#BlackLivesMatter could not be reached for comment.
Melvin Russell, 28, the son of Lt. Col. Melvin Russell, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the killing, police said. The elder Russell leads the Police Department’s Community Collaboration Unit and has been at the forefront of neighborhood outreach efforts at a time of heightened tensions.
The younger Russell was charged with first- and second-degree murder, assault and weapons violations. Police said he and his 49-year-old roommate got into a fight in the 4900 block of Challedon Road and both sustained stab wounds. Both were taken to hospitals, where the roommate was pronounced dead, police said.
Our default "there's nothing on TV" show recently has been the old HBO show "The Wire", which we get using our Amazon Prime account and the Amazon Fire Stick. If you don't know, it's a crime drama set and filmed in Baltimore in the midst of the drug war in the early to mid 00's. If anything, the drama failed to catch the massive scale of the dysfunction there.