Mayor Asks Baltimore To Stop Shootings So Virus Patients Can Get Hospital Beds

Sandy Malone

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young asked city residents to stop shooting each other so ICU beds can go to coronavirus patients.

Baltimore, MD – The mayor of Baltimore asked residents to stop shooting each other and stay home so that hospital beds in the city can be used to treat Coronavirus patients.

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young made the plea after multiple people were shot on Tuesday night after residents had been advised to stay home and practice social distancing, WJZ reported.

Seven people were shot in the Madison Park neighborhood on March 17.

“I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently,” Young said. “We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”

The mayor said that hospital beds were needed for the spreading coronavirus pandemic and not for senseless violence.

He urged Baltimore residents to stay home and put down their guns, WJZ reported.

“We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we’re going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus,” Young said. “And it could be your mother, your grandmother or one of your relatives. So take that into consideration.”

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison confirmed that crime has been on the rise since Friday, WJZ reported.

The commissioner said that police department would put more police officers in the neighborhoods where crime has recently increased.

Young declared a citywide emergency on March 18 and asked Baltimore residents to stay inside their homes, the Washington Examiner reported.

Baltimore has so far announced five positive coronavirus cases in the city.

The mayor has been criticized in the past for not accepting responsibility for problems occurring in Baltimore, the Washington Examiner reported.

Young, the former City Council president, stepped into former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s shoes in April of 2019 after she was arrested for fraud related to the sale of her “Healthy Holly” book series.

She was sentenced to three years in prison on Feb. 27.

Comments (48)
flybynight
flybynight

"He urged Baltimore residents to stay home and put down their guns, WJZ reported".

Just who is he telling or is he asking? Where are our trolls when you need one?

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ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

I'm sure the folks doing the shootings are totally going to listen to a city official.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Where the hell do these people come from and how are they being elected to any type of office oh my God people when you vote do you even look at what this person‘s background us are you just looking at the goddamn face of their money what the hell is wrong with you this guy is nuts if it were that easy to just say hey you know what we have a crisis going on and we want you to stop and shooting people for a while so we actually have beds do you really think these ignorant son of a bitches who are doing all the shootings are going to stop that would be something that would be humane decent caring do you really Think these morons are doing all the shooting do you think they give a shit not a chance in hell

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

This idiot is brilliance in disguise, what a loser uh duh 🙄

2jazzyj
2jazzyj

LoComn, Queersar.. is that you pictured? Dumb bunnies.

JBoH
JBoH

Little late for just telling then not to shoot each other. You should have let cops and the justice system crack down on this years ago.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

What an idiot!

Your bed mayor! You made it! You sleep in it!

Baltimore has the 5th highest black population of any city in the nation and the 3rd highest crime rate!

“I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently,” Young said. “We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”

As if it was acceptable before...

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Numerous Dem cities are moving toward lawlessness.

As reported by Tucker Carlson tonight...

Philadelphia PD has been instructed not to arrest people, including for things like car theft or burglary.

So someone can break into your home, and not even get arrested. [I have not yet fact-checked any of these "facts". - JH]

Instead, perps caught in the act are simply issued a summons.

I Fort Worth, police will not arrest for vandalism or theft under $100.

In LA, with 9 million people, only 60 people a day are getting arrested.

Mayor of Chapaign Ill is claiming emergency powers that includes the right to suspend gun sales. The Mayor of New Orleans is claiming the right to suspend transport of firearms (which would include concealed carry).

So what you are seeing in Dem cities, is less protection, and less right to protect yourself.

It's a concerted effort to make America more dangerous, more chaotic, disruptive, and it is a power grab by those who already have all the power.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I live in Baltimorgue, Murderland and Mayor Young is a f'ing Joke!!! They are releasing people from jail, if you are caught with weed, are a hooker, basically if you haven't killed anyone the police cannot arrest you. Oh but that's right there won't be any murder's because the Mayor asked people not to kill anyone for a while!!! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Copfamily
Copfamily

Ask pretty please

RPG156
RPG156

CV-19 might just solve the nation's gang and drug violence! With leaders like him making such bold assertions and thinking outside the box (and universe frankly), this just might turn the tide of gun violence in our country. I applaud him for making this statement and showing his constituents (and the rest of the world) just how forward-thinking he is. Now, just to get Chicago's mayor to save her city. Please let her be as smart as Baltimore's valiant mayor!

LEO0301
LEO0301

I want to see who's committing these crimes! ROLL TAPE!

overwatcher
overwatcher

The shootings are just a "tribal" thing. As soon as the new "Big Hudu Daddy" solidifies control the shootings will stop. From time to time there has to be a rearrangement of power in tribal areas as the young warriors mature.

kkat
kkat

Ok, ya'll criminals, if we let you out of prison, or do not arrest you for your crimes, you will play nice, won't you? Oh yes, and "No shooting allowed!" HAHAHAHAHA! These people are a joke. Their idiocy never ceases to amaze me! Whatever you do, don't vote for the pinheads or we will get an overdose of this ridiculousness for at least 4 years. Don't know if America could recover from that, ever!

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Maybe they will listen this time? and stop shooting people even after the virus panic passes?

ShadowGryphon
ShadowGryphon

Pathetic.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

What drugs is this asshole on?????

Oh yes LORD YOUNG just because you asked nicely they will comply!!

By the way what’s your home address so They can stop by and show their support

WOW Just remember you get just what you vote for!!!

LAW169
LAW169

The gangs all stayed home from work following the president’s directive. No gatherings larger than 10. Hell, not a one of them can even count to ten.

JCRPI
JCRPI

I think that you are a bit behind the power curve on this one!

Homicidecop
Homicidecop

What a fucking moron

Raymelson
Raymelson

Does anyone remember when leaders had a working brain

Schick56
Schick56

😂😂😂😂😂 idiot!

Det64
Det64

Well here’s another rocket scientist
I’m sure they will think about your request before the pull the trigger
🙄🤦‍♀️😡

DaleMcNamee
DaleMcNamee

"Jack the hack" Young doesn't understand that there are many hospitals in Baltimore City and the immediate surrounding counties, that will have plenty of beds available for Coronavirus patients...

This latest shooting incident involved 7 persons getting shot with them suffering wounds of varying severity ( no fatal wounds reported )... Maybe some of the wounded will be recuperating at home...

And homicide victims won't need hospital beds or services... /sarcasm

To put things into perspective... Baltimore had 348 homicides for 2019 and 61 ( at last count ) for 2020...

Baltimore City has had 5 cases of Coronavirus so far... 5 cases !

Maryland has 85 cases out of a population of 6,050,000 people...

And the Governor is threatening to have people who "disobey" the quarantine rules arrested...

Hysterics and histrionics anyone ?

Seymore2
Seymore2

Well hell, why didn't we think of that beforehand let's broker a cease-fire between the gang members, rival gangs and law enforcement because we need hospital beds for highly contagious disease-ridden homeless transients who might get sick from a bacteria that we have no cure for? RIGHT!!! And seeing you would need to treat if even possible the other underlying issues before just possible in order to treat the COVID-19. And that is if the stress alone already on their system is not overtaxed already that does not do the patient in. FFT

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Yes, stop shooting each other. You can resume your killing of others once this virus has been annihilated. Thank you so much...

RWMc
RWMc

Should work just as well as "Gun Free Zones"

rhj10077
rhj10077

WTF get real or get out of your Job

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

The mayor's not talking to any particular ethnic group is he? That would be racist wouldn't it?


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