Doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result is the textbook definition of insanity -- so our big cities, by clinical definition, seem to be full of crazy people.
That said, some of those 'crazies' in Baltimore have had it with their Democratic city officials, many of whom have done their level best to demoralize and deplete the police force, even as crime and murder rates have steadily soared there.
A growing number of business owners are threatening to withhold their taxes if the Democratic city bosses don't do something to attract, hire and deploy more police officers -- and then let them do their jobs keeping the peace, arresting criminals and getting the murderous dirtbags off the streets.
The Western Journal has more:
Business owners in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore sent a scathing letter to the city’s Democratic leaders threatening to withhold taxes unless the lawmakers “empower police” to do their jobs amid a terrifying crime wave.
The 37 restaurant and store owners in the historic waterfront district said they “have reached their breaking point” with the rampant lawlessness unleashed by the recent police pullbacks amid the left’s “defund the police” frenzy.
“What is happening in our front yard — the chaos and lawlessness that escalated this weekend into another night of tragic, unspeakable gun violence — has been going on for far too long,” the group said in a letter to city leaders last week.
The letter comes as the city has increasingly become more lawless, dangerous and violent because “our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community.”
“We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action,” they wrote.
Mind you, this hellhole of a city has been ruled by Democratic mayors since 1967, and since then, it has steadily deteriorated. Much of the city has been infested with criminal activity for decades, leaving wide swaths of the former industrial sector rotting and in decay. But in recent years the violence has really become intolerable as demoralized police officers targeted by the libtard lefties who run the place pull back, retire or quit altogether.
"The letter was sent to Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Councilman Zeke Cohen and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. All three are Democrats," the Western Journal added.
The letter was also sent to Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison; he was appointed by former Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh who was forced to resign amid scandal in 2019. She was summarily sentenced to three years in federal prison on corruption charges.
And yet, the morons in this decrepit, violent city continue to elect more Democrats just like her.
As for the business owners, they are demanding elected city officials finally take care of a number of issues that have transformed Baltimore over the years into a run-down den for murderers, thieves, drug dealers, rapists and other violent offenders. Among them:
-- Pick up trash.
-- Start enforcing parking and traffic laws.
-- End illegal open-air drug and alcohol sales.
-- Empower police officers to do their jobs as they know they can and must do.
If not, the business owners said they are prepared to take more drastic action if city leaders don't act (and of course, they won't).
“So, to compel our leaders to do their job and to stand up for neighborhoods all across Baltimore, the undersigned parties are prepared to withhold our city taxes and minor privilege and permit fees and place those funds into an escrow account, which we will not release until and unless basic and essential municipal services are restored,” the business owners wrote, noting the tipping point came in recent days when three men were shot in the Fells Point area.
The Western Journal noted that the mayor responded with platitudes.
So much for Balitmore.