Elijah [Bullfrog] Cummings’ Presence Looms Over Baltimore’s Corruption and Heroin Epidemic

By W. AUGUST MAYER

July 29, 2019 - San Francisco - PipeLineNews.org – According to the lefty press’ most recent kerfuffle, President Trump is a balls-to-the-wall racist because he had the temerity to point out to one of his most frequent critics, Ellijah [Bullfrog] Cummings, who Chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, that he had better attend to his home district in Baltimore because it is rat infested shit-hole.

The President’s tweet [Cummings’ district is a "very dangerous & filthy place”] is of course true, the main reason why the press has worked itself up into a flop-sweat over the matter.

Now to properly contextualize the myriad issues that are facing Baltimore one must understand that Cummings’ kingdom [he is, after all, an 11 term Congressman] is really a Gerrymandered monstrosity, two cities really, one with highly affluent neighborhoods such as Chinquapin Park-Belvedere or Canton [where there are few black faces] and bombed out, rat infested street-ho areas such as Fairfield and Monument [where, surprise-surprise, there are few white faces]

Two-thirds of Baltimore households are headed by single-parent women, the majority of black babies are born out of wedlock and the city averages over 300 murders each year, per-capita the highest in America. These are Third World conditions promulgated upon the backs of impoverished minorities while black Democrat politicians continue to perfect the fine art of greed and graft.

For example Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was forced to step down in 2010 after she was found guilty of corruption, in 2019 Mayor Catherine Pugh was forced out over similar concerns. In 2018 former Baltimore Superintendent of Schools Dallas was sentenced to a six-month jail sentence for failure to report the income from outside consulting jobs. Prince George’s County executive Jack Johnson pleaded guilty to extortion and other crimes in 2011. Baltimore City Councilmember Kenneth Oliver stands accused of what is essentially double dipping, accepting contract work for the state while he was a sitting councilman, he is fighting the charge. [source, The Baltimore Sun ]

The city has over 17,000 derelict, abandoned buildings, where the squalor is nearly beyond belief.

And then there are the schools:

“According to Project Baltimore investigative journalist Chris Papst, reading proficiency rates among Baltimore High School graduates hover at around 11 percent, and math proficiency rates hover around 12 percent....” [source, Armstrong Williams, Baltimore’s Failing Schools A Tragedy of Criminal Proportions , The Hill]

And this is just skimming the surface in a city that is rotten to the core, thanks to public sector human jackals.

But we reserved what is perhaps the most damning fact for last, Baltimore is ground-zero in America’s epidemic of opioid ODs, most of them heroin or other street drug [fentanyl] related.

“Opioid overdose is a public health crisis. In 2017, Baltimore City saw 761 drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths, 692 of which were opioid-related . This is more than double the number of people who died of homicide. Baltimore City now has the highest overdose fatality rate of any city in the United States.” [source, Baltimore Department of Public Health]

Let’s face it, unless you are a member of the government corruption racket, no one seems to care about black folks in Baltimore...until it comes to election time, or until an outlier President calls out the city’s political leadership that seems invested in keeping its minorities poor, ill and uneducated.

Cummings’ district received nearly $16 billion in Federal aid in 2018, wherever it went it certainly wasn’t used to protect and lift-up Baltimore’s most defenseless citizens.

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