PUBLIC SAFETY IS MORE THAN CRIME AND VIOLENCE. IF A SOCIETY HAS GOTTEN TO THE POINT THAT POVERTY, CRIME, AND VIOLENCE DEFINES ALL FOCUS REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY AND JUSTICE----THE ENTIRE US CONSTITUTION AND EQUAL PROTECTION HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.
I will use this weekend for elections to out Maryland Assembly pols who pass all kinds of laws that kill employment,, public schools, workplace protections, and privacy in Baltimore and spend all their time seeing public safety and justice as defined by crime and violence. I spent all 2015 Maryland Assembly sitting in on as many legislative committee meetings as I could to hear what the discussions were. Every one involved taking more public justice away from citizens in Baltimore----every one involved more ways to contain, arrest, and detain citizens in Baltimore. All this comes from Wall Street Baltimore Development and a very, very neo-conservative Johns Hopkins with a singular focus on moving working class and poor out of Baltimore and moving NEW people into Baltimore. There is never any discussion about lifting citizens in Baltimore.
Below you see lots of Baltimore City pols on this public safety committee. The simplest thing to do to fight crime and violence in Baltimore is to end outsourcing of public works-----rebuilding local communities with all the money being sent to Enterprise Zones downtown and East Baltimore Johns Hopkins----rebuilding Rule of Law and oversight and accountability so that all of the Federal, state, and local revenue sent to BAltimore is not lost to fraud and corruption but is dispersed equally amongst communities.
THERE IS PLENTY OF MONEY IN BALTIMORE -----THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR JOBS IN BALTIMORE-----THERE COULD EASILY BE PLENTY OF HOMEOWNERSHIP IN BALTIMORE----THERE COULD BE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ALL COMMUNITIES IN BALTIMORE----
If Baltimore pols in the Maryland Assembly and Baltimore City Council stopped working for a Republican MASTER PLAN and Republican institutions with a goal of International Economic Zone impoverishment.
Maryland General Assembly
Public Safety and Policing Workgroup
Monday, June 8, 2015
Judiciary Hearing Room
Room 101, House Office Building
• Law Enforcement Overview
(Department of Legislative Services)
• Overview of Police Training and Certification
(J. Michael Zeigler, Police and Correctional Training Commissions)
III. Discussion of Work Plans for Future Meetings
Senate Co-Chair: Senator Catherine E. Pugh
House Co-Chair: Delegate Curt Anderson
Senator Pugh, Catherine E. (Senate Co-Chair)
Delegate Anderson, Curt (House Co-Chair)
Senator Conway, Joan Carter
Senator Guzzone, Guy
Senator Hough, Michael J.
Senator Jennings, J. B.
Senator McFadden, Nathaniel J.
Senator Norman, Wayne
Senator Ramirez, Victor R.
Senator Raskin, Jamie
Senator Zirkin, Bobby A.
Delegate Atterbeary, Vanessa E.
Delegate Clippinger, Luke
Delegate Folden, William
Delegate Hayes, Antonio L.
Delegate Jackson, Michael A.
Delegate Oaks, Nathaniel T.
Delegate Pena-Melnyk, Joseline A.
Delegate Wilson, Brett
Delegate Wilson, C. T.
Baltimore City Council -----
PUBLIC SAFETYWarren Branch – Chair
Brandon M. Scott – Vice Chair
Sharon Green Middleton
Staff: Marshall Bell
There has never been so many cuts to social services, programs, people fired or forced to retire----never so much subprime mortgage fraud, unconstitutional taxation policy, and policies aimed at taking Baltimore citizens' houses for gentrification than any time in history as has occurred last decade under Bush and now this decade under Obama. It was literally a war against middle-class and working class wealth with pushing of the poor into deeper poverty. It was deliberate.
The people we elect are in office to protect and serve the citizens in their districts. If those districts are heavily working class and poor----then politicians would have been shouting-----would have been educating----would have been fighting in Baltimore City Hall to combat these Wall Street Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins plans all creating the motivation behind this war.
It is because Democratic voters allowed themselves to be fooled by Republican politicians who decided to run as Democrats to take control of the people's party and move it to right-wing policy. When a heavily black, working class and poor city has politicians working for a very neo-conservative Republican set of institutions like Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins ----it took every right as citizens -----it took away public policy voice ------it took away power to control what communities were to look like after development.
The media advisory below is always the same-----bad guys with guns---communities in fear of violence. Public justice and safety involve education-----health care-----environment----housing------employment------healthy local economies-----strong public services and programs. To take all this away is a very, very, very Republican thing to do. To connect all of City Hall public agencies to corporate boards and remove them from communities is a very Republican thing to do.
ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE TALKED ABOUT EVERY ELECTION IN WHAT I CALL PROGRESSIVE POSING AND CITIZENS KNOW IT IS POSING BECAUSE ALL OF THE ABOVE NEVER COME TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Please stop allowing very neo-conservative Republican policies control a city that should be very social Democratic. We need every Baltimore politician out of office in 2016 by running REAL social Democrats in all Democratic primaries!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Baltimore City Council Public Safety Committee to hold hearing on City Violence
Committee Utilizing Legislative Oversight Authority to Have Police Report on Recent Uptick in Violence, and Summer Deployment Plans.
BALTIMORE—Today, the Baltimore City Council's Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing for LO13-0066 referred to the Baltimore Police Department. LO13-0066 requests that Baltimore Police Department report to the committee on the recent uptick in violence in Baltimore, as homicides are up 7% and non-fatal shootings are up 5% versus last year according to Baltimore Police Data. Moreover, the city is coming off of a very unfortunate weekend where 20 individuals were shot. The committee will also be updated on the Baltimore Police Department's summer deployment plan.
Committee Vice Chair Brandon M. Scott said "Ensuring the public safety of it's citizens is one of the most important core responsibilities of any government. Legislative Oversight is the council's tool to hold the appropriate agencies accountable and to make sure that they are operating with the best interest of the citizens of Baltimore at heart. A weekend like we just had in our city is unacceptable. We must make sure that the police department remains focused on violent repeat offenders and other factors that have helped us reach historic lows of violence in our city. However, these incidents are also a call for all of us to do more to make our city the safest place it can be."
WHO: Baltimore City Council Public Safety Committee
WHAT: Committee will Hold a Legislative Oversight Hearing About the Recent Uptick in Violence, and Summer Deployment Plans in Baltimore.
WHERE: Du Burns Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street.
WHEN: Today, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 6:00pm