Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh announced that she has chosen New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison to lead the city’s police department, a day after her previous pick for commissioner withdrew from consideration.
There is a small but deadly sub-culture that thrives on great violence in Baltimore. They grew up learning from an early age that screaming, yelling, hitting and whippings are quick and effective tools for getting your way. They graduated from using fists as weapons as small children to clubs, knives and guns as teenagers. Not burdened with any conscience of any kind, the resolution of any conflict comes down to who has the quickest reflex to strike, maim and kill.
It’s a simple matter of exercising power over others with nothing more than the cost of ammo in doing business. How is Mr. Harrison ever going to stop the violence against that thinking?