Monday, May 11, 2015

Black Leadership Is On Trial In Baltimore

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By Raynard Jackson
Columnist
Last week I wrote about “Liberalism Being On Trial In Baltimore.”  In that column I talked about how all the leadership in Baltimore was Black, but yet they seem to blame all the issues surrounding Baltimore on racism and the Republican Party.  How can that be when the city is 63% Black and run by Blacks?
I argued that Baltimore has nothing to do with racism, but rather the liberal policies these Black leaders are advocating. 

Let’s look at three of Baltimore’s so-called leaders, Mayor Stephanie Rawlins-Blake, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Aside from being mayor of Baltimore, Blake also serves as secretary of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.  She was born and raised in Baltimore.  Her mother was a pediatrician and her father was a professor of mathematics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.
She has an undergrad degree in political science and a law degree.  She served on the city council and became president of the city council before becoming mayor.

Cummings represents Baltimore as their 7th district U.S. Congressman.  He has held this position for 19 years.  Prior to that, he served in the Maryland House of Delegates.  He has an undergrad degree in political science as well as a law degree.

According to Mosby, she comes from a family of policemen that spans five generations; both her mother and father were policemen in Baltimore.  She is a lawyer by training and her position as Baltimore’s State’s Attorney is her first elective position.

All of these elected officials are liberal Black Democrats and I have one thing to say to them, “mene, mene, tekel upharsin.

These words are taken from the book of Daniel in the Bible; it has to do with the expression, “the handwriting on the wall.”  The full text in the book of Daniel is chapter 5: 25-28, “and this is the writing that was written, mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.  This is the interpretation of the thing:  mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.  Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.  Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Blake’s political career is over.  She will never win another elective office.  Last week she asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to launch an investigation into her police department for any hint of racism and police brutality.  Really?  No, really?

You were born and raised in Baltimore and you need someone from the outside to investigate that which you already know?  According to the Baltimore Sun newspaper, “The city of Baltimore paid out judgments or settlements in more than 100 cases alleging police brutality since 2011…They have been involved in 317 lawsuits stemming from complaints of assault, false arrest, and false imprisonment…They have paid $ 5.7 million to alleged victims of police brutality between 2011 and September 2014 (coinciding with Blake’s tenure as mayor).”

So, what is it that the DOJ is going to tell you that you don’t already know?  You have truly been weighed in the balances and have been found wanting.

Cummings has been an elected official representing Baltimore for over a generation and has nothing to show for it.  Did he really just become aware of all the negative pathologies of Baltimore as a result of Freddie Gray’s death?  Cummings has helped direct hundreds of millions of dollars to Baltimore over the years for liberal programs with not a damn thing to show for it.  You too have been weighed in the balances and have been found wanting.

Mosby has displayed her lack of professionalism with her constant desire to be in front of the cameras.  During her first appearance before the media while reading the charging documents against the six policemen; she went into this rant about “to the people of Baltimore and demonstrators across America, I heard your call for no justice, no peace...your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man [Freddie Gray].”  Every lawyer knows this type of commentary is totally unacceptable for a prosecutor.  She should be brought before the Maryland Bar for ethics violations and should be sanctioned.  She too has been weighed in the balances and have been found wanting.

If the residents of Baltimore do not vote each of these people out of office during the next election, they have no one else to blame for the condition of their city other than themselves.  Elected and non-elected Blacks have presided over the destruction of their own community and now want to blame others for their condition.

Everyday, supposed Black leaders are selling out the very people they claim to represent.  They are aggressively pushing a homosexual agenda that is in contradiction to the Black church; they are promoting amnesty for illegals while the Black unemployment rate continues to be in double digits; they are constantly sentencing Black school kids to non-performing schools because they are beholden to the teacher’s unions. 

The current Black leadership both in Baltimore and nationally has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting.

Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC is an internationally recognized political consulting, government affairs, and PR firm based in Washington, DC.  Jackson is an internationally recognized radio talk show host and TV commentator.  He has coined the phrase “straticist.”  As a straticist, he has merged strategic planning with public relations.   

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