The New York Times gets many of their facts correct in the following article, plus their attached video is quite good. What they fail at is realizing they are a major part of the problem.
Baltimore as almost all major cities that elect solely Democrats for decades (think Detroit, Flint, Philadelphia, etc.) went into a death spiral. But media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, etc. and Democrat politicians like Bill de Blasio, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton say the greatest danger to young Black people is the police, even though that is the opposite is the truth. The truth is that the police collectively are the greatest protectors of young blacks as the people of Baltimore are waking up to now. But it is too late for those already murdered in the crime wave gripping Baltimore today.
Young Black people are unfortunately murdered at horrific rates, but the demographic group that is murdering them are people who are or identify with Democrats. The murder rate of a neighborhood is directly related to the percentage of Democrats, and in an exponential way. For example Ohio is a swing state, and has an average murder rate. The violent crime rate is 3.9. However in Cleveland which is about 70% Democrat, the violent crime rate is 13.8 or 350% higher. In a neighborhood of Cleveland that votes about 95% Democrat, the violent crime rate is 56 or 1725% higher than the Ohio rate.
The same in true in Pennsylvania compared to Philadelphia compared to the 99%+ Democrat voting precincts in Philadelphia.
Today the number one cause of death in America for all 12 year olds, is being murdered. Not disease or accidents, MURDER! This is even worse for Blacks, murder is the number one cause of death for young black males aged 15-34! http://www.politifact.com//juan-williams-no-1-cause-death-african-americans
And to be more precise the number one cause of death for young Blacks is being murdered by a Democrat.
However media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, etc. and Democrat politicians like Bill de Blasio, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton ignore the real danger and instead blame the protectors of young Blacks, the police, as their worst enemies.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has stated he has taught his biracial son to not “move suddenly” or “reach for his cell phone” when near police officers, adding that the reality is different for white children. A police union chief responded by slamming the comments as “moronic,” and said that they do not help ease the racial tensions in the city.
If de Blasio really wanted to protect his son he would tell him to be on guard around Democrats, especially Democrats from high Democrat neighborhoods.
Police are human, and just as in any other profession such as teachers and doctors you are going to have some bad ones. But what we do know is the murder rate for police is tiny and the murders are often off duty. However the murder rate by Democrats is horrifically high and a great danger to all Americans and is the greatest danger to young Black people.
How many police officers have been found guilty of murder? Wikipedia only has 14 entries for the last century: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Police_officers_convicted_of_murder One of those cases was a Democrat politician, Sidney Dorsey, who murdered his opponent after losing an election to him for Sheriff. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Dorsey
It should be remembered that murders have been committed by police but they were never prosecuted for them, because these murders occurred in highly Democrat areas where the voters wanted the police to be racists and keep Black people down and to enforce racial segregation. These same Democrat controlled areas also approved of Ku Klux Klan lynchings, so those were not prosecuted either, even though thousands were murdered in KKK/Democrat racist lynchings. In one of the best things that has ever happened in American history, this practice of racial injustice ended when those areas stopped being controlled by Democrats in the 1970s and 1980s.
With that background the following NYT article and video fits the pattern of what the problem really is, if you read between the lines.
BALTIMORE — From the steps of her New Bethlehem Baptist Church, the Rev. Lisa Weah looked down the block to the open-air drug market outside the bodega on the corner a few hundred feet away.
The traffic there had been slowing until the chaos that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, after he was injured in police custody. Now it is back full-bore, and the police are often nowhere to be seen.
A month and a half after six officers were charged in Mr. Gray’s death, policing has dwindled in some of Baltimore’s most dangerous neighborhoods, and murders have risen to levels not seen in four decades. The totals include a 29-year-old man fatally shot on this drug corner last month. Police union officials say that officers are still coming to work, but that some feel a newfound reluctance and are stepping back, questioning whether they will be prosecuted for actions they take on the job. Read more and complete video: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/us/after-freddie-gray-death-west-baltimores-police-presence-drops-and-murders-soar.html?