Baltimore Businesses Threaten To Withhold Taxes If Violent Crime Wave Is Not Addressed

A heavy wave of crime is sweeping over major cities across America right now. The people being harmed the most are civilians and small business owners. One group of business owners has decided it is time to do something about it.

Fells Point, Has A Point

In Baltimore, Maryland, 37 Fells point businesses wrote and signed a letter addressing city officials and their lack of response to the widespread crime in the area. Three people were shot on a Saturday night, prompting the businesses to take action.

In the letter, they wrote, "We have reached our breaking point. Our elected leaders have closed their eyes and ears and turned their backs on our community for long enough. We are fed up and frustrated, and we now realize that nothing will change unless we demand action.”

The business owners point out the rather large error the city has made in instructing officers to "ignore" minor crimes creating an environment where criminal activity has become rampant, including open-air drug sales and fights.

“When it comes to prostitution, public urination and defecation, and the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs on the streets, we know these crimes are not as serious as the carjacking's, shootings, and homicides that have become routine. But, as this past weekend proved, a culture of lawlessness rarely remains confined to petty offenses and invariably leads to the kinds of violence and tragedy we witnessed late Saturday night.” 

Fells Point Business Owners

Low-Level Crime

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby stated that the office would not prosecute lower-level crimes, clearing 1,500 arrest warrants for things like open container violations, public urination, and low-level drug possession.

Mosby defended her position by saying, “It’s about resource allocation. You can’t have it both ways. We want to deploy our officers in a way that makes sense for trying to change the trajectory of violence in our city.”

Mayor Brandon Scott said in a statement that the Mayor is "working tirelessly to hold people committing violence accountable."

Slippery Slope

While low-level crimes may be deemed unworthy of an officer's time, other entry-level crimes can be used by criminals to test the waters. The waters have become very welcoming in Baltimore, especially with 143 homicides and 288 non-fatal shootings since the beginning of 2021.

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32 comments on “Baltimore Businesses Threaten To Withhold Taxes If Violent Crime Wave Is Not Addressed”

    1. Defunding is a result of elite intelligence?? More like elite stupidity. And then the Dems would like to see the entire country governed by the same rules that aren't working in the major metropolitan cities. Seems this ideology is closer to demonic than enlightened?

  1. Doing the same thing over and over again, "voting in the same people who lie and promise to make it better" and expecting a different result is the very definition of insanity.

  2. Baltimore has become the biggest BLACKHEAD on America's complextion! It is SHAMEFUL to even mention it! It was once a booming and blessed place, now it is just a huge CESSPOOL! SHAME ON ALL WHO HAVE MADE IT THAT WAY!

    1. Every citizen should follow their lead and withhold taxes to put in escrow until they decide to clean up their mess

  3. If the police and elected officials can't handle and settle the crimes in the streets then it's time for law abiding citizens to arm and take control!!!!4

  4. If you hit them in the pocket book, they may wake up, I have my doubts, but absolutely worth a try. Give it a shot!!!

  5. and who says police must be defunded? Cities can choose to increase funds to police. That is what you pay taxes for. You give up your safety because a bunch of thugs yell loudly.??? What is the matter with our Governors?

    1. Most are dorks! Take CA, scum let out thousands of criminals. So defund, let out killers, rapists and other TRASH and WALLA people killed and crime against citizens will be going UP! And they act like WE are NUTS! Rats seem to need traps!

    2. Since the brain deadheads in office made a low life (George) a hero, shootings and killings have tripled. The message this sent to thugs is you wont be prosecuted for your crimes, so do what you want. The dumocrats should be proud. Nancy Pelosi is dangerous and joe is really quite stupid. Was he always this dumb!!!?

  6. "Low level" crimes lead the person doing them to believe they will not be prosecuted if they up the "level" of crime. Self-defeating actions...

  7. Interesting that a simple, benign comment is censured and not posted. I hope there is a way to delete myself from this site. Goodbye.

  8. Nothing to see here, just another Democratically run and controlled city. Nothing will be done and more people will be hurt and killed. Only the criminals will get "support".

  9. It is blacks, millions in damages, even killing people. The media refuse to acknowledge(they are paying blacks just look at television commercial, movies, television shows, etc. for 15% OF THE POPULATION) They cover about 40% OF NEW SHOWS. The media could stop the violence, just quit rewarding blacks.

  10. What did Ms. Pelosi say, NO one is above the law. The LAW stupid. Low level included. R or D obey our laws or get to hell out of office. NOW.

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