Remember, even the New York Times admitted 75 percent of mass shooters in America are black [A Drumbeat of Multiple Shootings, but America Isn’t Listening: Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities. And most of the lives they scar are black, New York Times, May 22, 2016].
Repeat this ad nauseam.
In 65 percent black Baltimore, two separate mass shootings occurred just hours apart.
No national news. Virtually no press outside of the city.
It’s just life in a society where whiteness has been supplanted, and Western civilization is waning.
Two Mass Shootings Hours Apart In Baltimore; Friend Of Murder Victim Describes Final Moments, by Mike Hellgren, Baltimore CBS, May 11, 2022
Baltimore police searched for suspects Wednesday following two mass shootings in the city just hours apart the day before in a wave of violence that has rattled neighborhoods across Baltimore.
The first shooting on North Rose Street near Monument Street injured three people and left one man dead. Police identified him as 25-year-old Chone Cummings.
25-year-old Chone Cummings died in a mass shooting yesterday in East Baltimore. Ahead on WJZ, I’ll speak to the friend who called the ambulance—Chone’s last words to him—and the impact of this horrible violence. @wjz pic.twitter.com/zyHhJqTIL7— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) May 11, 2022
Cummings’ friend, who asked that his name not be used, told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren how he rushed to help him. “He asked me to call an ambulance,” he said, while standing behind a black Ford SUV where Cummings collapsed. “I had to sit here and watch him suffer. Someone I loved.” He said Cummings had “great energy” and a smile that would light up the room. He said Cummings’ brother was also shot in the same incident.
Chone Cummings’ friend came rushing to help and found him bleeding in the street. The 25-year-old is the only person to die in two mass shootings in Baltimore yesterday. His friend describes those frightening moments⬇️ @wjz pic.twitter.com/9MhaMMvT6a— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) May 11, 2022
Cummings’ girlfriend of 12 years told Hellgren he was killed less than a month before his birthday. “He was very loved by his family and friends,” she wrote in an Instagram message.
Just hours later in Northwest Baltimore, five people were shot in another mass shooting. One of the victims is a juvenile. Leaders promised action to stop the violence many believe is out of control.
“We’re working to make sure we’re highly visible,” Commissioner Michael Harrison said outside City Hall Wednesday, assuring the public “we won’t give up.”
Governor Larry Hogan noted millions of dollars recently spent on Baltimore’s violence reduction efforts with little progress. “It’s unconscionable. We had a meeting with the police commissioner and mayor all of which we granted. We gave them $48 million for everything they asked us to do,” Hogan said. “We continue to have this bloodshed, and I would question whether they have to go back and revisit their strategy and violent crime plan because it’s obviously not working.”
The governor also talked about guns. “We have the toughest gun laws in America, but we don’t have anyone enforcing those laws,” he said.
Activist Tyree Moorehead told Hellgren he does not have much faith in the politicians.
“It feels like they’re not here. They don’t live in these streets, these neighborhoods. They don’t hear these shots,” Moorehead said.
In East Baltimore, many are scared. For months, the violence has not let up. Victims include a worker with the Safe Streets violence prevention program who was gunned down in a mass shooting in January just two blocks from where Chone was killed.
“Clean it up!” was Shirley Coates message to the mayor and commissioner as she waited for a bus across the street. “Ducking behind the cars and ducking underneath the cars—that’s how bad it is. We’ve got to have a decent place to live. We’ve got to have a decent place to raise our families.”
But what if you can’t have a decent place to live once whiteness is gone? What if the absence of whiteness in America means the severing of the roots that once made a city thrive? What if the blacker the city gets, the more it regresses to the African Mean?
You can’t blame these two mass shootings on white people and the NRA.
And to think…all of this is happening in the city where Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner."