Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 5 years ago

Why are cities like Baltimore so terrible despite being run entirely by Democrats?

They have racist police departments but these departments have been answering to one party for decades. The Democrats are in complete control, so why are the cities terrible?

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago
    Best Answer

    Lots of states have done a bad job of keeping up with their pension payments. But New Jersey is one of the worst. Its pension system is more than $80 billion in the red. Next year, pension and health benefits for public workers will add up to nearly a quarter of the state's budget. Gov. Christie mostly blames past governors for sticking him with this bill.

  • jehen
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    By and large its because of 150 years of segregation - legally enforced until the 1960's and defacto enforced by economic realities and white-flight since. No ideology can overcome that. Instead of 'society' addressing the issue of concentrated urban poverty with effective reforms, it addressed it with Cops, incarceration and the war on drugs. It's never a good strategy to keep a lid on a pressure cooker until it explodes. But that is what we do - over and over again. None of that excuses lawless behavior, but does explain the outcomes.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Last news report I saw, 3 of the 6 "folk" were black...

    Why Troll so much? It's so divisive.

    Maybe be part of the solution... Not part of the problem on this type stuff...

  • 5 years ago

    Because things like maintained roads, public safety, cleanliness and efficiency are in the "back seat". LOL

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The police department is racist? The driver of the van for Freddie Gray was black.

    • Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      Hes being sarcastic.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    The department is majority black, three of the arresting officers were black yet the town burns.

  • 5 years ago

    Thanks for the right wing nonsense rant. What's your evidence for them being liberal? Oh that's right, they're black, why don't you just call them what you do in private conversation?

  • 5 years ago

    Because the Republican Recession there caused everyone to loose their jobs. And because they are poor and have been disenfranchised and cut off by the Rich right-wing.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    you didn't even know baltimore existed until now.

    so blow joe... get a job.

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