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Wed May 6, 2015, 08:09 AM

2. It's good he cares about those children...

and I'm sure the Hispanic population will take note. But he's going to have some issues with the AA population...

O’Malley, reports the Washington Post, waded into a crowd near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed and looted Monday night. The former governor, who is preparing to launch a White House bid, was confronted by two men on motorcycles who shouted expletives and blamed the recent violence in the city on O’Malley’s tough-on-crime policies from 1999 to 2007. “This is his fault!” screamed one man as O’Malley moved down the street.


The Baltimore City Police force arrested over 100,000 per year, mainly black males, on “quality of life” crimes. 1 out of 6 citizens in Baltimore City were arrested, again, mainly African American men for such ridiculous charges as “sitting on a stoop and littering a candy wrapper.” Now this had another benefit for Mayor O’Malley. Because the State-run Central Booking couldn’t keep up with the non-stop arrests being conducted by the City Police, then Governor Bob Ehrlich was sued by the American Civil Liberties Union, and ironically the City of Baltimore joined the suit against the State. Martin O’Malley’s own father-in-law, then Attorney General Joe Curran, even said that the City needed to step up and be a part of the solution and not the problem.


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