Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has announced a citywide curfew for minors beginning Memorial Day weekend. Scott was elected in 2020 and has been trying in vain to fight violent crime.
There will now be a curfew of 9 PM for people aged 14 and under. Anyone 17 and younger must be inside by 10 PM. The move was immediately supported by the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police.
This comes on the heels of a massive mob fight in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore on April 9th. As many as two hundred young Blacks massed in the area and began fighting. Police say two people, aged 14 and 16, were shot and injured right in front of police officers.
Some people are claiming that mobs of young Blacks were fighting in the Inner Harbor area for three nights in a row. Sunday was only the climax of the mob violence.
This video was to have been taken at Inner Harbor on April 7th or April 8th:
Baltimore reached nearly one million people in 1950. Today, the population is the lowest it’s been since the 1910s.
For a while, homicides were way down, along with the rest of America. Then came the Baltimore BLM riots of April, 2015. Shootings and homicide exploded in the city. The city experienced it’s highest homicide rate in history that year. The city set even higher homicide rate records from 2019 to 2021.
Year: Total Homicides (Population, Homicide Rate)
1977: 171 (826k, 20.7 per 100k)
1993: 353 (732k, 48.2 per 100k) former record for highest number and the highest rate
2011: 196 (630k, 31.1 per 100k) 18 year low for both total number and rate
2015: 334 (622k, 53.7 per 100k) new all time highest rate
2016: 318 (621k, 51.2 per 100k)
2017: 343 (620k, 55.3 per 100k)
2018: 309 (615k, 50.2 per 100k)
2019: 348 (594k, 57.1 per 100k) new all time highest rate
2020: 335 (583k, 57.2 per 100k) new all time highest rate
2021: 337 (576k, 58.5 per 100k) new all time highest rate
2022: 333 (570k, 58.4 per 100k)