Those that have been around the block a few times should get either a chuckle or gas bubble from this nonsense. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/c...0190718-duzsdbhw2zagzh2tkiw2ug772i-story.html Nothing new at all, lipstick on a pig. The fundamental issues in Baltimore are a severe shortage in patrol (500-600 vacancies) and a population inured to violence that will not balk at shooting into a crowd to hit a specific person. Long decades of single parenting has spawned a generation of young thugs with no conscience or leash on their worst impulses. Patrol officers are "drafted" to work overtime to fill shift slots so that at least a modicum of safety is possible. Officers are tired, worn out and crucified in the press for excessive overtime use. Greedy swine that they are (sarcasm hat on). The FOP President just advised officers to bring health concerns to a supervisor when they are drafted and too beat to be effective. The State's Attorney (the ever popular Marilyn Mosby of Freddy Gray fame) has her Assistants not prosecuting homicide cases unless they are a slam dunk ( not that she invented that sham). Having an ASA now review all shooting and robbery cases before an arrest or indictment will crash those clearance numbers too. All in all, it's nice to view this from the outside. I feel for those still trapped behind the wire and longing for a pension.