One hundred and eight people have been murdered in Baltimore so far this year.
They say they have video of the thugs wandering the neighborhood and one of them approaching Efraim Gordon before he was killed, and a reward has been posted for information, but no arrest yet in the young Jewish man’s murder.
I didn’t post this last week because I wanted to report the arrest or arrests and assumed that within a day or so arrests would have been made in a case that Gordon’s family in Israel and the Israeli press are watching closely.
As of this morning no news of an arrest, so I will update this post if and when the killer or killers are found.
Community Devastated After Efraim Gordon Murdered While Visiting Baltimore, Volunteers Hand Out Flyers
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Community members are both angry and concerned after an Israeli man was murdered in Baltimore.
Members of community walked several blocks to hand out flyers informing neighbors of a $30,000 reward in hopes that someone will come forward with information regarding Efraim Gordon’s murder.
Gordon, 31, was murdered Monday near aunt and uncle’s home on Fords Lane and residents continue to express their frustrations with the city’s high crime rate.
“It’s not just about one man, it’s like this is a pattern,” said a man, who also brought his children along to help hand out the flyers.
“This has just devastated the entire community,” said Councilman Yitzy Schleifer, ”and you have a lot of people taking off of work to go door-to-door hanging up signs to make sure those responsible for this murder are brought to justice.”
Gordon was from Israel and was visiting Baltimore for the first time for his cousin’s wedding. His sister spoke with Israel National News.
“Nothing was stolen. He had his watch, his passport, his ID, his bag of money,” said the victim’s sister, Ella Gordon. Detectives say they will review camera footage in the area for possible leads.
Baltimore’s crime problem has been a big talking point for politicians this week. Ninety nine people were killed at this time in 2020 compared to 108 so far in 2021.
Governor Larry Hogan and Mayor Brandon Scott exchanged words on Twitter addressing the issue of crime in the city.
And, here is a brilliant idea from three days ago….
Defund Baltimore’s police department! That should solve the crime problem!
What is most interesting to me about this lengthy report entitled ‘The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up,’ is that it was written by reporters at CNNand you will not be surprised to see some of the reasons why murders, rapes, assaults and robberies are on the rise.
Of course, claims are made that the Chinese virus played a role for various reasons, but so did those riots we witnessed throughout the summer of 2020.
And, of great concern both from the riots and from the failure of the legal system to mete out sufficient punishment is the fact that police officers are feeling demeaned by the defund the police movement.
Yes! CNN is saying this, something you surely wouldn’t have seen in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election because those are the things Donald Trump was saying.
But, before I get to the analysis of a study released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association that documents the alarming rise in crime, please see this dreadful story from South Carolina.
A Christian doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, along with an air conditioner repairman who happened to be working at the house were gunned down by a black, former football player, apparently angry because his drugs had been cut off.
Adams killed himself after killing the doctor, his wife and two grandchildren, so this will be the end of this sad story except for those in the shattered Lesslie family.
And, for the family of a repairman who surely now has a grieving family too.
Although no one was killed this time, see a disgusting violent display posted at Gateway Punditwhere some black women assaulted a hapless white US postal service worker because she didn’t have their stimulus checks.
Before I get to the CNNreport and the crime study, in 2020 numbers skyrocketed as first time gun buyers hit an all time high. Women especially didn’t have to see a study to know that they need to protect themselves now more than ever.
I wondered if the Lesslie family had a gun, but even if they did I’m guessing they had no time to get it.
The US saw significant crime rise across major cities in 2020. And it’s not letting up
It’s nearly impossible to attribute any year-to-year change in violent crime statistics to any single factor, and homicides and shootings are an intensely local phenomenon that can spike for dozens of reasons.
But the increase in homicide rates across the country is both historic and far-reaching, as were the pandemic and social movements that touched every part of society last year.
Experts point to a “perfect storm” of factors — economic collapse, social anxiety because of a pandemic, de-policing in major cities after protests that called for abolition of police departments, shifts in police resources from neighborhoods to downtown areas because of those protests, and the release of criminal defendants pretrial or before sentences were completed to reduce risk of Covid-19 spread in jails — all may have contributed to the spike in homicides.
Some cities will “outpace last year’s numbers” in Joe Biden’s America!
Through the first three months of 2021, a number of major cities have indicated they are still experiencing high rates of violent crime, according to Laura Cooper, executive director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers,” she said.
Protests were violent! No kidding CNN!
Protest messages varied from defunding departments to outright abolition of police forces and were sometimes violent and occasionally led to looting and other property destruction. Many protesters largely dismissed the legitimacy of American police.
Police departments were often forced to shift officers from neighborhoods where violent crime occurs to downtown areas to staff protests. Police in St. Louis staffed 160 protests downtown last summer, according to that city’s police commissioner, Col. John Hayden Jr.
Who would have guessed: “If you stop policing, violence goes up.”
Another aspect of de-policing relates to low morale among officers as a result of the Defund the Police movement. Police Commissioner Harrison noted that diminished performance by officers leads to increases in violent crime as a result of officers feeling “under attack.”
“Whenever you have an anti-police sentiment,” says Harrison, “you can very well have police officers who are not as motivated to go out and really be proactive because it’s perceived that people don’t value police.”
The heightened scrutiny of police departments has created an environment where officers are less likely to stop people out of fear of getting in trouble and being videotaped while making an arrest, said Moskos.
“It’s not that they’ve stopped working, but if they see someone suspicious in an alley, they just ignore it when a year ago they might have stopped him and figured it out,” he said. “Because what happens if he resists arrest?”
Free to kill because there will be no consequences!
The factors that determine whether an individual decides to commit a crime have everything to do with the likelihood of getting caught, and if they are caught, whether there will be consequences, said Baltimore’s Commissioner Harrison.
Harrison says the sweeping shut down of the criminal justice system for almost a year sent the message that people won’t be held accountable for their crimes.
See the Major Cities Chiefs Association Crime Report by clicking here.
And, it isn’t getting better: “Some cities are set to outpace last year’s numbers!”
If your city is one of those experiencing a spike in crime in Joe Biden’s America, why not write a letter to the editor of your local paper. I doubt very much this is data that your likely liberal local media will want to report.
Police charge man connected to parking garage shooting
Police have charged a man in connection with the shooting at the Portland Police Department garage earlier this month.
Abdikareem Hassan, of Portland, was arrested July 5th for driving under the influence in a stolen vehicle. The car in question matched the description of the dark sedan that opened fire on the Portland Police Department garage that same night.
While in custody, police say Hassan became uncooperative and assaulted an officer and FBI special agent in addition to damaging a police vehicle.
Hassan was then charged with refusal to submit to arrest, assault on a police officer, assault on a federal officer, and criminal mischief.
Additional evidence was provided on Sunday, linking Hassan to the non-fatal shooting, and he is now being charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon and illegal possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Portland Police Chief Frank Clark thanked the public for their support following the shooting, saying “this type of attack on law enforcement is disheartening and personal, but the overwhelming number of positive letters, social media posts, statements denouncing violence against the department, and the calls we have received reaffirm our belief that we have the support of our community.”
Now that is something you can do!
Even if you aren’t a Mainer, send a message of thanks to this police department and any department in the country where they are keeping you safe while under attack by lowlifes.
In my mind this is an especially egregious case because America gave him a chance at a better life and he says to us: S**** you!
If anyone has a pipeline to Tucker Carlson, he might be interested in the Maine Somali attacking the Portland police!
Endnote: If you missed my post at RRW yesterday about a Burundian refugee who supports Black Lives Matter, see it here.
Another story the national media is avoiding like the plague!
Why? My guess is that because it involves a ‘new American’ committing crimes against Americans (on a lesser scale of course than our Kenyan Killer) and that is not a good look for the Lefties running the media in Donald Trump’s America.
This is an update of that very weird news we reported hereand here about the December attack on a female Mt. Holyoke professor by a fellow female Mt. Holyoke professor who attempted to kill her colleague in a case of (supposedly) unrequited love.
Here is the latest news from a couple of weeks ago at the Daily Hampshire Gazette about the strange event at the elite (“inclusive”!) Mt. Holyoke. Thanks to reader Cathy for finding it.
Mount Holyoke professor accused of assault denied bail
GREENFIELD — Judge Mark D. Mason on Wednesday morning withheld the right to bail of a Mount Holyoke College professor accused of using a rock, fire poker and garden shears to attack a colleague in the alleged victim’s home late last year.
Rie Hachiyanagi, 48, of South Hadley, pleaded not guilty in Franklin County Superior Court last week to three counts of armed assault to murder a person age 60 or older, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person age 60 or older, and single counts of mayhem, home invasion and entering a dwelling at night for a felony.
According to a report from Massachusetts State Trooper Geraldine L. Bresnahan, the alleged victim told police Hachiyanagi arrived at her Leverett home unannounced late at night on Dec. 23 and said she “wanted to talk about her feelings.” After being invited inside, Hachiyanagi allegedly attacked the victim, striking her with multiple implements including “fists, rocks, garden clippers and a fire poker.” All objects were recovered by investigators.
The alleged victim, who was present with supporters in court Wednesday, told authorities she believed Hachiyanagi was going to kill her. According to the report, when the victim asked why Hachiyanagi was attacking her, the assailant allegedly said “that she loved her for many years and (she) should have known.” Bresnahan’s report also states the victim convinced Hachiyanagi to stop the attack and call 911 by “playing along” and lying about having reciprocating feelings.
Continue reading to see the kinds of points Hachiyanagi’s attorney raises in his failed bid for her release on bail. And, if you are wondering, the victim’s identity has not been made public (except surely everyone at Mt. Holyoke knows who she is).
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I’m guessing at the outset that the attacker is a Somali, just a guess. And, if she is, this news could have been posted at Refugee Resettlement Watchthis morning along with a post there about a Somali teen attacking his white neighbor and walking free.
Hate crime charges being brought against Nimo Jire Kalinle.
Woman punched stranger at Oregon bus stop because she hates ‘white people’: court docs
A black woman is facing hate crime charges in Oregon for allegedly attacking a mom at a bus stop while saying that she hated “white people,” court documents show.
Nimo Jire Kalinle, 42, on Jan. 19 began punching Janae Jordan in the face after getting off a bus at a stop in North Portland, where the victim had been waiting with her husband and young daughter, according to court documents obtained by The Oregonian.
“It’s because you’re white and I hate white people,” Kalinle told Jordan when the woman asked why she was attacking her, a probable cause affidavit shows.
The victim’s husband stepped in and restrained Kalinle, who is black, until cops arrived, KPTV reports.
Jordan told investigators she did not know Kalinle and had never met her prior to the alleged bias attack, the station reports.
Kalinle, who was taken into custody Sunday, was later indicted on multiple criminal counts in the bus stop assault, including first-degree bias crime, felony assault and interfering with public transportation. She pleaded not guilty to those charges Monday, KPTV reports.
Kalinle was arrested after failing to show up for a Feb. 5 arraignment, prompting authorities to issue a bench warrant for her arrest in the bus stop beatdown, The Oregonian reports.
I expect that when she appears in court on March 6th, we will hear that she is mentally incompetent just like the punk in Missouriwhich begs the question, what happened to “robust vetting?”
Aren’t we weeding out the mentally impaired? I know the answer—we are not blocking the admission of migrants who need mental health treatment.
This story reminds me of the 2016 story at RRW about a Somali woman attacking a white woman in her own yard with a flag pole. I think that Somali refugee woman is still on the loose.