I lived in Baltimore city in the midst of it all. In every direction was a cornucopia of drugs. It was an open air drug market- heroin was king.
That was back in 2002. Since then I have watched businesses hurt by the fact people are simply afraid to come to the city for a night out. My parents used to visit their favorite restaurant every month or so- no more. With the “punch out game” , not to mention regular muggings in the so-called “safe” parts of the city on the rise- people have given up on Baltimore date nights.
I never understand why people who are angry at police take it out on their fellow community’s businesses. These are the very businesses that employ, create scholarship funds, an pay taxes that pay for their services.
And the very people who light the fire under these violent protests, inciting them to act out, are the ones who will complain and moan about “white flight” out of the city. But it’s not just white people, it’s people from all racial makeups who are sick and tired of living among people who ruin their communities.
It’s a shame these “community organizers” don’t get as fired up over the fact that heroin is a plague on their people, not to mention murder. But that would be too obvious (and wouldn’t fit their agenda).
The sad thing is- we pretty much all agree that this case needs an investigation. Guess what? It is being investigated. Again- that fact doesn’t fit their agenda: To incite, rage, destroy.
Glad the USA is winning the war on drugs there. They have lost that war everywhere else. What a sad joke.
Yours is a great post. I don't think the black population in Baltimore cares about the pubs and restaurants staying open, they can't afford to eat and drink there anyway. Those establishments are seen as a white domain and are therefore targets. The sad thing is that good folks will leave the city and it will become even more of a war zone with a collapsed tax base and a non white governing body. But we have seen that these people don't care because they get their free bennies anyway. I shudder to think what these 'communities' would do without the pouring in of welfare money, if we think this is bad.
Thanks for the refreshing commonsensical words.
 April 11, 2015 at 2:09pm
In all my 40+ years of life, I have never witnessed people who were honestly and truly seeking God’s will act like these wackos. They should have taken the other verse in Mathew, Matthew 5:39 when Jesus talks about turning the other cheek. Of course, they also ignored God’s call for respecting authority.
When people truly, and honestly, with open hearts, consume God’s word daily, and connect with Him through prayer- they should look more like Christ. These people looked more like the people Jesus had to drive demons out of!
If you, your family, or friends claim to be followers of Christ but are consumed with anger, violence, and an absence of love and compassion- and TRUTH- a giant red flag should go off. Somethings wrong- their hearts are not aligned with the Holy Spirit. They are more like the world. Sad.
There is recurrence of misinformed ideologues who don’t seem to understand the difference between free speech in the public square, and the right of privately owned companies to protect their customers’ experience.
 March 21, 2015 at 11:41am
Suddenly the left’s argument for US citizens right to own “military style weapons” and those pesky 5.56 “green tips” washes away.
 March 13, 2015 at 1:31pm
Remember kids, 2+2=5 …Don’t even think about asking questions.
 March 12, 2015 at 1:36pm
As an artist/photographer/videographer I found it incredibly refreshing to see another photographer honoring our military and country through her art. With so many so-called artists creating art/photography that demeans our country, troops, and values- I am given hope to know there are really artists out there who share my values.
In the end- I believe God blessed her for standing her ground. Not only did she get more business, but she was able to bless the USO through the extra work. A great example of what can happen when we don’t back down from what we know is right in our hearts.
 February 28, 2015 at 2:15pm
Amen- redemption is real. 11 years ago I was living out of a car, which I was using as an illegal, unlicensed taxi. We call that “hacking” in Baltimore. I was as heroin addict- college degree and all.
Today I run a business w/ my dad, own a home, and lead a recovery ministry at my church. God is able- we give him an inch, he gives us a mile!
 February 26, 2015 at 7:22pm
But remember, it’s the “religion of peace”…pigs in a blanket.
Comments like this remind me how ignorant some of you people are. Net Neutrality is absolutely a good thing. Being against Government regulations? That's reasonable. Being against Net Neutrality? That's just retarded.
And look at the number of people whou bought into comcast's "net nutrality"
February 19, 2015 at 5:25am
Rob Bell has turned the Bible into something close to those middle-school “ChooseYour Own Adventure” books.
Protestants did that in the 18th century when removed 7 books from the Bible and instituted Martin Luthers lawless salvation doctrine.
2 Peter 3:16
"If you want to enter life, keep the commandments"
 February 12, 2015 at 6:23pm
Gosh, I love Texas…this guy should be thanking God that it was 2 citizens who took him down physically rather than a .40 Glock 22…
 February 6, 2015 at 12:55pm
Great story! The sad thing is, this is not rare across most of America. This is who we are. But because much of the mainstream media is in bed with the far left, who require racial division to be the lead story to remain in power, our country has bought into a lie.
But the truth is, THIS is the norm. Across America in small towns, this goes on every day. That is, humans being humans, and treating each other like neighbors. Sometimes we need a story like this to remind people who were really are- and stop letting the MSM define us.
 February 3, 2015 at 9:28pm
Now we’re really getting into some Nazi torture- ISIS is closer to a diabolical serial killer, but with an army behind the serial killer. Time to rain down some pork fat soaked .223 lead on them…
Feral hogs are now being trapped live and shipped to packers for sale in overseas markets.
A 200lb hog will fetch $175
A 100-200lb feral hog tastes better than an 'Ol nasty boy like this one.
 January 26, 2015 at 5:43pm
George who? Exactly…
sad, but as Christ said,
“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”
 January 26, 2015 at 2:15pm
Thank God the ear isn’t in the shape of Muhammad…The question is, would they kill the “baby makers” aka mom and dad, or would they lop the ear off…or both?
I think what these police cameras show, and we’ll see more of these, is the human reaction of an officer who normally is portrayed as a robot by so many on the left, and much of the media.
In the moments after the takedown, we witness the humanity and wave of emotions. For those who say cops are just out to shoot people- the officers’ lives, and family life get instantly turned upside down. Why would anyone want to go through that? Even though they may have been killed or maimed by not acting, there is still the human emotion. Like someone else said here, it’s not in our normal nature to take another life- justified or not.
On the other hand, we see Islamic extremists kill in barbaric ways as if it is a day at the park. We see gangsters kill their the very kids they grew up with and brag about it.
The difference? This officer, like so many others, have their “moral compass” on the right direction- barbaric killers and gangsters have their compass set on the dark side- evil.
Prayers for the officer and his family, as well as the young man’s family who made a horrible decision that snuffed out his life. He had a choice – it didn’t have to end like that. Choices- some have little effect, some leave us better off, but others can leave us in the gutter…or 6 feet under.
Body cams can be two fold though.
Exhibit A: http://youtu.be/OmNay7htV4s
The department, after an internal investigation, ruled this to be a clean shoot and no charges or discipline against the officer was warranted. Poor little fella was still wagging his tail at the officer even after he was shot and laid ther bleeding out.
Point is, body cams may also show us things that will just enrage the public. It sets a dangerous precedent. Now when there’s a shoot, and there’s no body cam or a body cam malfunctions, or worse, footage isn’t released to the public, it will only lead to more distrust; even if not deserved.
 January 20, 2015 at 11:57am
Why am I not surprised that the Americans United for Separation of Church and State suddenly flock to support a Muslim’s rights in prison. If this was an Amish man in prison asking for the same rights, would the atheist group make a point to inject their supportive opinion into the story? Doubt it.
Look, I don’t have an issue with having facial hair for this purpose. But I think it’s ironic to see atheist groups who go out of their way to work against the rights of Christians, step out to support Islam. There is no consistency in atheist activism. But what else would we expect from a so-called “progressive” group.
free: Can a person wear a fake beard hair in a photo I.D. to attend an Obama fund raiser? LOL
Americans United is not an atheist group. Its leader is a Christian Minister.
"Doubt it" is a very weak argument.
Want to talk about consistency?
Willing to accept, even promote the Death Penalty.
Despise pretty much everything the govt / authority does yet... Fully accept that they are putting innocent people to death in the name of supposed justice.
The very name "conservative" and yet...
Wanting the near utter freedom to waste and destroy whatever, wherever, whenever. Near ZERO desire to conserve the limited and valuable and often irreplaceable resources of our planet.
Religious freedom and respect - yet...
Come to this site and check out the level of religious freedom and respect shown to Muslims, atheists - or even their 'own' with who they disagree with.
Hate the sin / Love the sinner / God is the only true judge - yet...
Continue to fight for policy or acts and words that directly harms the supposed sinner. (Sometimes harming one to the point of believing suicide is the only relief.)
Guess that's just what 'tough love' is all about.
Energy Independence / Free markets - yet...
Promoting a 'forcing' of American energy businesses to operate / function just within the U.S. so as to supposedly create energy independence (in a global energy marketplace)
Independent Freedom and Liberty yet...
We're gonna tell women and their doctors what to do.
We're gonna define which drugs should be allowed.
We're gonna demand that a Mosque NOT be built in MY neighborhood.
We're going to say OK for whites to demonstrate with guns but blacks..
 January 19, 2015 at 3:00pm
Someone has their panties in a bunch…uh oh. We love ya and yes, we’ll pray for you anyways ;-)