Baltimore, Maryland, has been a hub for the Democratic Party for decades. It has maintained single-party rule in the Mayor’s office and town hall throughout its long descent into lawlessness. Law enforcement in the city has done what it can to maintain the peace, but recent cuts and an attempt to recreate a “woke” version of the police has made it nearly impossible for them to fight the massive crime in the city.
Now, they’re calling out the new Mayor, Brandon M. Scott, for his radical progressive policies.
100 murders so far in 2021. The largest number at this point in recent memory. @MayorBMScott, how's the reimagining going? @BaltimorePolice needs cops NOW! Not enough to adequately patrol or investigate. #500copsshort #cityincrisis @GLFOP
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) April 29, 2021
In a Tweet, they said, “100 murders so far in 2021. The largest number at this point in recent memory. @MayorBMScott, how’s the reimagining going? @BaltimorePolice needs cops NOW! Not enough to adequately patrol or investigate. #500copsshort #cityincrisis @GLFOP”
Mayor Scott has been one of the nation’s most vocal advocates for “reimagining” law enforcement to include fewer police officers, replacing them with the equivalent of social workers and field psychologists to talk down would-be criminals. In a Tweet Wednesday, he stated his administration’s direction while visiting a 911 call center.
This week, I joined @ChrisVanHollen and advocates to discuss my administration’s efforts to develop a pilot program to divert appropriate 911 calls to behavioral health specialists instead of sworn officers. Looking forward to sharing more details in the very near future. (2/2)
— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) April 28, 2021
“This morning, I visited Baltimore’s 911 call center to shadow our call takers. These public servants are often the first point of contact in emergencies involving 911 and play a critical role in determining the appropriate public safety response.
“This week, I joined @ChrisVanHollen and advocates to discuss my administration’s efforts to develop a pilot program to divert appropriate 911 calls to behavioral health specialists instead of sworn officers. Looking forward to sharing more details in the very near future.”
The reality on the streets of Baltimore are far different from what Scott wants the people to believe. To say crime is rampant is to say water is wet. Gang violence has escalated under the new Mayor just as it did under his predecessor, Jack Young and Catherine Pugh. The last time the city had a Republican in the Mayor’s office was 1967.
It isn’t just the politicians who are creating the problems. Local media has been nothing more than a mouthpiece for progressive politicians and activist groups for decades. The Baltimore Sun has fed the people a steady flow of propaganda to distract them from the problems they face and the non-solutions offered by city leadership.
All the while, city police have attempted to do their jobs despite the roadblocks put forth by government.
The men and women of the Baltimore Police Department need support from the city’s leaders. Instead, they get blamed for skyrocketing crime while being hampered by bad city policies. Something needs to change.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are on track to be short by about $4100 per month in order to maintain operations.
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During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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