christmas shopping done for dad and 13-year-old daughter stopped at a light in Baltimore, Maryland, when armed men ordered them out of the car. Dad pressed the gas and got away, but both were wounded badly by the bullets.
in Baltimore this kind of news are a daily occurrence, and the city's stubbornly the Us the most violent city in the top positions. More than 300 murders in the plainest likely to be broken this year and the number of wounded run into the thousands.
the City management is trying to reduce violent crime by purchasing weapons off the city's possession. Depending on the type of weapon that can now get 25-150 dollars and no one asked permission papers.Keith Smith and his daughter Janita lost the unbridled acts of violence because of the wife and mother. ZUMAWIRE.COM/MVPHOTOSPuukotus window
Baltimore crime and misery has become known for HBO's popular The Wire-tv series season. In 2002 started the series tells the story of drug crime from the city kurjimmilla areas and police operations there. Some of the series through familiar areas are cleansed and the middle class, but many are impoverished even further.
Police and the city's majority of black residents have long been inflamed, and when a black man Freddie Gray died in a police car three years ago, violent riots lasting many days. After the murder stats rise to new higher readings. They have remained high for many campaigns.
murder news not easily upset baltimore, but the recent George Smith death is rocked by the violence of the city's residents.
the Murder occurred, when the baltimore Smith the couple had been out celebrating a 28-year-old daughter chanelle's birthday. They had spent a fun night dancing, and driving home while stopped at a traffic light junction, where a young woman came begging for money for herself and her baby, which she seemed to like her arms.
Jacquelyn Smith opened the window and let the ten of water in the rain asked for women. A woman with a man came up to thank. The window was still open, the man ripped the necklace, mrs. smith's neck, stabbed him in the chest and beggar woman snatched the purse from the car.
the couple ran away and they've been found. Jacquelyn Smith died in the hospital a little later.Antero Pietilä is a retired author of the book, which tells of racial segregation in effect in the Baltimore district of the emergence and current problems. More than 300 murders
This year is becoming the fourth consecutive more than 300 murders a year in Baltimore. In town made with 56 murders per 100 000 inhabitants. Only St. Louis, Missouri, is more violent american city, and there's that number of 59.8.
in Those two cities compared to New York shows statistics rather peaceful place, as there do years in the three murders per 100 000 inhabitants. The Finnish reader is of 1.14 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants.
for a Long time in Baltimore, lived in Finnish, the local Baltimore Sun newspaper's career, Antero Pietilä to say that Baltimore is feared more than before.
Jacquelyn smith's case more. People move very little after dark, and sees, inter alia, to the fact that many restaurants have closed recently, customers lack. Home does not go quite easily anywhere.
drug use, poverty and unemployment are Pietilä, according to the main reasons for Baltimore high crime statistics.
Baltimore is 625 000 inhabitants, and about 10% is thought to be an opioid-based drug users.
pietilä I think a big problem is the corrupt police department.
– there have been four police director within two years. A large part of the officers live outside the city, i.e. they do not have a full understanding of the residents of the city life. They also lack loyalty people.
When Pietilä arrived in Baltimore in 1969, the city was still messed up from the previous year, from Martin Luther King the murder and subsequent riots.
- the Situation was then very pessimistic. The city didn't happen correct anything, nor here especially built anything. Now the situation is very different. The mood is pessimistic, but the city is full of cranes.on the streets of Baltimore cannot be unaware of the drug problem. MERJA valley a number of programs
youth violence prevention to the program director, dr. Adam Milam working with the world-renowned Johns Hopkins hospital in the context of the medical school at the university of Baltimore. He said he was very concerned about George smith's death.
It was a terrifying slay, and Baltimore that the news are depressing. I think it was, however, an isolated and random incident. Here's also achieved a lot in the prevention of violence.
Baltimore has a number of different programs, which are aimed at violence reduction. One of them is the Safe Streets, whose parents and many experienced pilots go to meet violence experienced young people each violent event.
the Older men guiding younger to avoid mistakes, which they themselves have made – mistakes that took them long prison sentences.
Adam Milan told, that the Safe Street really help in the prevention of violence.
- It works only in a few neighbouring suburbs of Baltimore, but they have achieved very positive results. Now the program should expand to cover the entire city.
Jacquelyn Smith spouse Keith Smith will now do everything possible to make begging on the street corner and the traffic lights would end. He wants to get at the time of the law, which is named for his wife. In baltimore, several in street corner has either kerjääjiä or window cleaners, who will wash the window by force and require car from your money.
smith, the couple's experience after the windows remain closed in Baltimore, and it might clear the street corners more effectively than any law.