Johnny and Missy’s brilliant plan to reduce violent crime is to protect the mall
Posted by Buzz Beeler @BeelerBuzz on 26th February 2022
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Criminals in the county are running roughshod, and all these two can think to do is use dwindling resources to protect a shopping mall. (Photo Credits: Baltimore Sun, Microsoft Creative Commons)

Folks, the movie Forrest Gump introduced us to a saying that is very poignant, especially in today’s society:

Stupid is as stupid does.

Part 5: "Stupid is as stupid does" #ForrestGump - Bizzpartner

We have a new example of that ringing true in Baltimore County.

As you’ve no doubt heard, the level of violence has kicked up a few notches in our area. Recently, there was a HUGE brawl at the Towson Town Center that got a lot of attention:

Julian Baron on Twitter: “Massive police presence in Towson right now. Officer from @BaltCoPolice tells me kids started fighting in the Towson mall, forcing the mall to shut down. Bartender in BJ’s Restaurant tells me they saw people getting tased on Joppa Rd. @FOXBaltimore pic.twitter.com/QVf4RbRaIN / Twitter”

Massive police presence in Towson right now. Officer from @BaltCoPolice tells me kids started fighting in the Towson mall, forcing the mall to shut down. Bartender in BJ’s Restaurant tells me they saw people getting tased on Joppa Rd. @FOXBaltimore pic.twitter.com/QVf4RbRaIN

Sad. Shocking. Despicable.

But should this be a major focus for County Executive Johnny O and Police Chief Melissa Hyatt?

Apparently they think so…

FOX Baltimore on Twitter: “A repeat of last weekend’s violence will not happen in Towson.That’s the message from police and county leaders as we head into the weekend.https://t.co/QyqrEdOB4b / Twitter”

A repeat of last weekend’s violence will not happen in Towson.That’s the message from police and county leaders as we head into the weekend.https://t.co/QyqrEdOB4b

Simply put, Johnny and Missy are creating more mall cops.

Mind you, putting extra police presence at the mall should deter violence from breaking out in the mall, but is this really the best use of police resources in a county where violent crime continues to run roughshod?

Won’t increasing the number of cops at the mall decrease the number of cops in other areas? Which areas will be left less protected? Or will the already stretched thin police force be ordered to work even more overtime to protect a shopping mall???

Folks, we know leadership when we see it, and this grand plan to protect a mall isn’t leadership. It is reactionary grandstanding that will further harm the citizens of Baltimore County.

For those who live in fear of criminals taking over your neighborhood or threatening your lives/property, the message from the top is simple.

Just go hang out at the mall. You’ll be safe there for sure.

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