The Inner Harbor area of Baltimore City is being terrorized by “black youth mobs” and city and state officials are “covering it up,” according to one Baltimore County Republican.
“This has been going on for years,” said Del. Pat McDonough, a Middle River Republican who also represents part of Harford County.
“I have a responsibility as an elected official to bring this to the public’s attention,” the delegate said, adding that “roving mobs of black youth are responsible for the attacks.”
A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declined to comment directly to McDonough’s remarks.
“Del. McDonough’s sad and racially-charged publicity stunt is not deserving of a response and Mayor Rawlings-Blake is proud of the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department for reducing crime to historic lows. As an elected official, Del. McDonough should show more respect for the work our police officers do with the community to make Baltimore safer,” spokesman Ryan O’Doherty wrote in an email.
McDonough said he and his wife were recently driving through the Inner Harbor area when they witnessed “a mob of nearly 100 people “battling” in the middle of the street. It was a pretty frightening sight.”
McDonough cited recent violent episodes in the city including shootings during New Years Eve celebrations and beating of a man on St. Patrick’s Day as evidence that the city is a dangerous place to visit.
“People, retired police officers, have been calling me telling me this has been going on for a long time and the city and the mayor are covering it up,” McDonough said, adding that he believes Gov. Martin O’Malley should send in Maryland State Police to assist in patrolling the Inner Harbor area.
He also said the area should be declared a “no travel zone.”
Roving mobs of black youth? Would this creep feel any better if they were a roving mob of white youth?