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REPORT: Baltimore May Deploy Surveillance Planes to Crackdown on Crime, Gun Violence

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.14.19

The City of Baltimore is considering the deployment of surveillance aircraft to crackdown on crime and gun violence across the beleaguered city.

“The surveillance plane that flew over Baltimore could be making a comeback,” reports CBS Baltimore. “The owner of Persistent Surveillance Systems said Tuesday he is meeting with Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison next week.”

“The current mayor has said if the police commissioner wants it, he should be allowed to have it,” McNutt told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. “We hope that when the commissioner sees what we do, and how effective we are, that he would be very supportive of it.”

“We’ve approached the Civilian Review Board to make sure that we are living within our very strict privacy policy,” McNutt said.

“Our objective is to reduce major crime by 20-30 percent within the first year. When you look at the numbers, that’s 70 to 100 people not being murdered,” McNutt said. “We would see most of the murders in Baltimore from the plane. You don’t have to solve them all because it’s a small number of people who are committing the vast majority of them, and if we can remove that small number, we can have a dramatic impact on crime.”

Read the full report here.

BALTIMORE BACKLASH: Police Commissioner ‘Apologizes’ for ‘200 Years’ of Brutality

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.18

Baltimore’s Police Commissioner shocked local residents and the nation Thursday when he “apologized” for “200 years” of police brutality; sparking a fierce backlash from a region struggling to contain escalating gun violence.

Commissioner Darryl De Sousa addressed the crowd at a sold-out Hip Hop concert this week, asking the audience for just “20 seconds” to beg forgiveness for “all the things that the police have done.”

“I want to take about 20 seconds to apologize for all the things that the police have done dating back 200 years,” said De Sousa.

“Two hundred years ago, all the way to civil rights. All the way to the ’80s where crack was prevalent in the cities and it affected disproportionately African-American men. All the way to the ’90s. All the way to the 2000’s when we had zero tolerance,” he added.

The President of Baltimore’s Police Union slammed the Commissioner’s comments late Thursday night, saying it was not “appropriate.”

“I’m not sure that a blanket apology covering 200 years is appropriate. Law enforcement was created to protect and serve the citizenry despite race and that is what we strive to do, daily,” the union added.

BALTIMORE MANHUNT: Four Teens ARRESTED After Police Officer Murdered

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.22.18

Four teenage suspects were arrested after an unprecedented overnight manhunt in Baltimore Monday, with local officials confirming the young men were detained in connection with the murder of a police officer.

“An intense manhunt involving aircraft and trained dogs came to an end Tuesday after a female officer was killed in a Baltimore suburb and four teenage suspects who were involved in burglaries in the area were arrested in connection with the slaying, officials said,” writes Fox News.

Baltimore County Police confirmed the arrest on social media earlier Tuesday, adding “names and charges” will be released after initial court proceedings.

“Officers who have died at the hands of gunshots is up” said Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence Sheridan. “This is a bad time in the United States for law enforcement.”

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