Back in 1964, Lyndon Johnson described his vision of a great society. It was a true liberal utopian fantasy that would see us all holding hands around the campfire singing Kumbaya.
In other words, it was utterly unobtainable.
Today, in Baltimore County, our so-called leadership envision creating a version of that great society.
In fact, if you ask county executive Johnny O, he’s well on his way. At least that is what the pinned Facebook post at the top of his feed says:
What a load of crap.
This is the man who sided with protesters who harassed a local business without real cause.
This is the man who felt it necessary to scrutinize the hard-working rank and file officers of the Baltimore County Police Department by jumping on the whole ‘police reform’ bandwagon.
This is the man who handcuffed his own Inspector General because she ruffled the feathers of his political cronies and donors.
And this is the man who flat out blamed the pandemic and the mentally ill for the rising crime rates in the county.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski says the increase in violent crime in Baltimore County is not acceptable, but that it can be traced to the pandemic because he says many more people are depressed and are solving their problems with violence.https://t.co/aN9HAcvF7x pic.twitter.com/uv430AR9hI
— WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 (@wbalradio) October 27, 2021
Again, what a load of crap.
We’ve heard from plenty of police officers about the real reasons for the crime increase. Police officers’ morale is in the dumps because of poor leadership, increased scrutiny from political leaders and the general public, pressure to carry their own private insurance against potential lawsuits from disgruntled suspects, and outrageous working conditions involving copious amounts of overtime.
This is what happens when political leaders bow to the vocal minority and spit in the faces of the men and women in blue.
Sadly, this increase of crime isn’t localized in Baltimore County. The entire nation is reeling from the effects of giving into the ‘defund the police’ losers.
Dog The Bounty Hunter: "Crime is higher than actually it's ever been, and of course, the reason is there is no deterrent." https://t.co/jZ2QGIIldz
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 1, 2021
Local news stations are polling residents, asking if they’re considering leaving Baltimore County because of the increases in violent crimes. The poll numbers, while a small sampling, show that the majority of residents would skip town in a heartbeat.
While ‘Rome’ burns around him, Johnny O will play his fiddle and pass the blame on the mentally ill and the pandemic.
But if he really wants to know the reason for his great society vision crumbling around him, all he needs to do is look in the mirror.