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4/29/2015

Baltimore Mayor Allegedly Gave Order To “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property”

Filed under: General — Dana @ 5:18 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is under fire for allegedly giving a direct order to law enforcement officers regarding the rioters, telling them to “let them loot, it’s only property”. This according to a “very senior law enforcement officer with direct knowledge of the orders given by the mayor and her police commanders…”


Asked directly if the mayor was the one who gave that order, the source said: “You are God damn right it was.”

–Dana

56 Responses to “Baltimore Mayor Allegedly Gave Order To “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property””

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. As a non-lawyer I’ve heard that government cannot be sued for failing to do something. filling a pothole for example. But does this level of neglect open them to suit from the property owners? Varies by state I’m sure.

    agesilaus (9d795e)

  3. the soft bigotry of low expectations….by their own mayor

    sdharms (71647c)

  4. she’s not a bad person just a bit out of her depth i think

    happyfeet (831175)

  5. Would it be worse if this mayor was a teacher?

    mg (31009b)

  6. Oberlin-style government.

    M. Scott Eiland (a742b7)

  7. agesilaus –

    It’s been stated by courts that police do not have a duty to protect you. So I don’t think that any action can be taken in court by property owners against the mayor or the city. The only possible redress is voting her out in the next election.

    junior (79e744)

  8. Don’t shoot! Let ’em loot.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  9. she’s not a bad person just a bit out of her depth i think

    happyfeet,

    I think the business owners of Baltimore would beg to differ. Seriously so.

    Also, how much depth and knowledge is required to have to make a decision to allow people to loot? Why is that even a choice in the first place? Shouldn’t the default be to arrest looters? Do you believe the LEOs concurred with such a decision or do you believe they were ardently against such allowances?

    Dana (86e864)

  10. I know it would be an impossibility but a Rasmussen-type poll with questions for “everyday Baltimorians” (sorry, couldn’t resist) that looked for specifics about how they view the looting and mayhem, the condition of their city, how they rate the performance of the city government and mayor, and the performance of the police immediately following the Gray funeral, and how much or little they were personally affected by all this, might be instructive. We’ve heard from the leftist bloggers and a few old pols, and the president, and have seen the looters on twitter, etc. But even the decent news reports like from the Baltimore Sun don’t really offer a good or clear handle on the overall mood of the city.

    elissa (036f87)

  11. I prefer “Baltimorons”, Elissa.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  12. This reminds me of Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland who told the cops to back off when the Occupiers when the Occupiers were vandalizing businesses and shutting down the port of Oakland.

    Turned out her hubbie and daughter were amongst the protesters.

    Who in their right mind would open a business in Baltimore run by Democrats like mayor Stephanie “it’s only property” Rawlings-Blake or Jean “Occupy!” Quan?

    I’m sick and tired as a business owner who makes a five figure salary while employing a dozen people of being accused of exploiting the working class. By rich socialists who make six figures feeding at the public trough and don’t employ anybody. Not on their own dime.

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  13. That last comment didn’t turn out quite how I wanted. I blame the optical mouse. But I think I got the point across.

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  14. A fair catch, Col. I stand humbly corrected–as long as we can keep the “everyday” part.

    elissa (036f87)

  15. i don’t think she trusts her inner city union thug popo boys

    i think everyone’s in better shape with the guard in place and taking the lead now

    plus it turns out the new apple watch has a defect

    happyfeet (831175)

  16. she’s on track to fail upwards to replace Cummings,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  17. Semi-smokin’ mama
    Yea got to give me some
    Heard you got the biggest — biggest truck in town
    Right on through to Baltimore you got to love me now

    Give it to me gently, or it’s feets don’t fail me now
    Feels don’t fail me now

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  18. 13.That last comment didn’t turn out quite how I wanted. I blame the optical mouse. But I think I got the point across.

    You got your point cross Steve57. I agree 100%. I too am sick and tired of rich socialist leftists byoching about working men and businessmen who actually produce something while they suck the marrow from the bones of the economic animal we created. But, we didn’t build that. Then when we need them to protect us and our property they let their trained animals destroy overnight what it takes us a lifetime to build.

    Hoagie (58a3ec)

  19. OT, the Horde found this bit of new, Coronello

    narciso (ee1f88)

  20. Nolte had a great column on the Democrat riots. I am trying to find the link.

    JD (3b5483)

  21. Via a Jon Nolte tweet: Elijah Cummings who represents Baltimore was shouted down by some of his young constituents.

    Elijah Cummings (over loudspeaker) To Crowd Of Blacks Defying Curfew: “I’m Begging You. Go Home.” –
    Crowd To Cummings: “Fuck You, N*gga”…

    I think the old guard race baiters are rapidly losing the power and influence they’ve wielded for so long. What steps in and fills that vacuum of leadership (for lack of better words) may be even worse.

    elissa (036f87)

  22. The only possible redress is voting her out in the next election.

    Or voting with your feet, and moving your business elsewhere. Two years from now, Madam Mayor is going to ask, “Where are all the employers?”

    (Of course, her answer is going to be, “They all left because they’re racist.”)

    Steven Den Beste (99cfa1)

  23. sorry, I meant Jon Swaine tweet not Jon Nolte.

    elissa (036f87)

  24. SDB,

    Moving is the answer, if they can.

    DRJ (e80d46)

  25. “Let Them Loot, It’s Only Property”

    She didn’t build that.

    PPs43 (6fdef4)

  26. I’ve been very impressed with Loretta Lynch so far. Not.

    She’s says she’s been “monitoring the situation”. Meh. What a golden opportunity she had to say something important and meaningful to the country about law and order in her first couple of days in the job. Instead she faded into the woodwork.

    elissa (036f87)

  27. Decades of liberal Democrat governance. Chickens coming home… TO ROOST.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  28. “let them loot, it’s only property”

    As long as it’s not Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s s***. As long as it’s the property of the greedy, grasping bourgeoisie. The common enemy of Oberlin grads and hood rats.

    “let them loot, it’s only property”

    It’s only jobs.

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  29. I know it would be an impossibility but a Rasmussen-type poll with questions for “everyday Baltimorians” (sorry, couldn’t resist) that looked for specifics about how they view the looting and mayhem, the condition of their city, how they rate the performance of the city government and mayor, and the performance of the police immediately following the Gray funeral, and how much or little they were personally affected by all this, might be instructive.

    elissa,

    This might speak a little to your point: today when former Gov. O’Malley (who flew back from Ireland o be with his people) stood outside the burned out CVS and addressed the crowd, he was seriously heckled: “Fuck that, this is his fault!” and In this crowd, Martin O’Malley was trying to gain support. Folks in the back saying “Fuck Outta Here White Boy ”

    Residents remember his zero-tolerance policy and it’s negative impact on black males in their community.

    Dana (86e864)

  30. And I read somewhere that they were demanding businesses rebuild-or else! You’ll burn them down again?

    Gazzer (c1d25a)

  31. O’Malley was a thinly veiled character on the Wire, as Mayor Carcetti:

    https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy

    narciso (ee1f88)

  32. 31. And I read somewhere that they were demanding businesses rebuild-or else! You’ll burn them down again?

    Gazzer (c1d25a) — 4/29/2015 @ 6:46 pm

    http://patterico.com/2015/04/29/salon-smashing-police-cars-is-legitimate/#comment-1759637

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  33. That was it, thanks.

    Gazzer (c1d25a)

  34. They’ll be looting.
    They’re looting in the street.
    It’s an invitation across the nation,
    A chance for folks to meet.
    There’ll be laughing, shooting, and lotsa looting,
    Looting in the street.
    Philadelphia, P.A.
    Baltimore and D.C. now.
    Can’t forget the Motor City.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  35. Ah, Maryland. The state that makes Florida look quite plain and reasonable.

    No one deserves this bad of a government, so I’ll hold off on the ‘you get the government you deserve’ thought. But that state does pick awful leadership and refuses to learn from it.

    A whole lot of innocent people have had their livelihoods destroyed by this decision.

    Dustin (2a8be7)

  36. @12–
    Steve: Quan was smoked in her bid for re-election. Big time, and justifiabllly so.

    Its kind of interesting that Anthony Batts ends up working for two different poor performing mayors, females, at that, on opposite coasts. Does anyone know if Guiness tracks this stuff for their book of records?

    Gramps, the original (9e1415)

  37. Lena Dunham and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have demonstrated that the highest and best use for an Oberlin college grad is creating a TV show in which Brian Williams daughter is featured in an analingus scene.

    Not running a city.

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  38. There appear to be a rather large number of raciss tweeters in the Baltimore black community. They did not care at all for President Obama’s speech.

    http://soopermexican.com/2015/04/28/uncle-tom-ass-nigga-fk-you-black-twitter-responds-to-obamas-thug-speech-on-baltimore/

    elissa (036f87)

  39. Ah, Maryland. The state that makes Florida look quite plain and reasonable.

    Yikes.

    Dana (86e864)

  40. Allison also told Entertainment Weekly about the elaborate preparations for the simulated sex act, which reportedly involved Spanx, menstrual pads, and “two of those weird thongs.”

    “It’s total TV magic,” she said.

    I wonder if Oberlin will use this in its promotional literature.

    How much a year, again, does it cost to send your kid to Oberlin?

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  41. hey wait a minute, we may be a little eccentric, but stupidity doesn’t usually last more than a term in state politics,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  42. Well, to be fair, if the mob was hanging politicians I’d tell the police to back off, too.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  43. can you really blame him? http://t.co/NgoQnDuas3

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  44. TMI, Steve, and I put the Kelly Brook in the LUN, out of politeness

    narciso (ee1f88)

  45. Say what you will but Allison causes much less actual harm than Marie Harf, the Pride of Indiana University. And yes. She is prominently featured in their “Luminaries” program.

    http://college.indiana.edu/alumni/luminaries/luminaries/marie-harf.php

    elissa (036f87)

  46. Anarchy. Coming soon to a city near you.

    navyvet (c33501)

  47. it is a stain on this nation! http://t.co/3TYeOrMSk6

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  48. 45. TMI, Steve, and I put the Kelly Brook in the LUN, out of politeness

    narciso (ee1f88) — 4/29/2015 @ 7:45 pm

    Just saying, narciso, that based upon the results I’ve witnessed Oberlin college grads should be restricted to areas of employment where I can cancel the service so I don’t have to watch.

    Steve57 (818fa4)

  49. well there’s James Burrows ’62, and William Goldman ’52, but that kind of proves the point,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  50. Or voting with your feet, and moving your business elsewhere.

    That’s probably the most crucial, formidable form of voting there is in the US and throughout the world.

    This country — this continent — was created by people voting with their feet. US states have been made or unmade by people voting with their feet. Many sections of urban America have been made or unmade by people voting with their feet.

    It was been noted that various liberals, when unhappy with the eroding socio-economic nature of their surroundings (say, a blue neighborhood or a blue state), will pick up and move to environments they perceive as generally more stable, reliable and well managed. Places with relatively low crime rates, better public schools and a more welcoming business climate. In quite a few instances those will be red neighborhoods, red states. Or in other instances, perhaps a red bubble (a somewhat Republican or “moderate” district) amidst a sea of blue wasteland. Or a cushy blue bubble (limousine-liberal land) surrounded by hostile blue wasteland.

    No matter what, too many of those liberals will push the same old foolish political preferences and voting habits they embraced in their former home turf onto their newly adopted home turf and start the vicious cycle all over again.

    Mark (607f93)

  51. Anarchy. Coming soon to a city near you.

    navyvet (c33501) — 4/29/2015 @ 7:49 pm

    It sure does seem like there’s not much standing in the way of that. The civil society is hanging by a thread.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. When the various tax collections (property, sales, income) tank in the coming decade, someone needs to remind this Oberlin “rocket scientist” of what “property” does for a society, and government –
    she seems woefully uninformed.

    askeptic (efcf22)

  53. We are now at the point where cops cannot shoot at rioters, lest they hit a black person by accident.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  54. “Let them loot, it’s only property.”

    Then it would be poetic justice if some creative individual were to loot her life savings and leave her utterly destitute.

    pst314 (ae6bd1)

  55. “Ustulo eos omnes. Deus suos agnoset” Massacre at Beziers, updated to Baltimore.

    Gordon Pasha (827167)


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