Baltimore is caught in a law enforcement conundrum. People rioted over what they claimed was police brutality and as a result, cops are doing less than they used to.

Can you blame them?

Public backlash and fear of prosecution have caused them to switch from proactive policing to a reactive mode.

This chart from the Baltimore Sun illustrates the gravity of the situation by comparing arrests from 2014 and 2015:

Allahpundit of Hot Air points out some grim statistics:

There were 23 homicides and 39 nonfatal shootings in Baltimore in May 2014. Through 29 days of May 2015, there were 42 homicides and 104 nonfatal shootings. Gulp.

Gulp indeed.

Two long serving Baltimore police officers sat down with CNN’s Brooke Baldwin to explain what’s going on and hid their identities. This is what we’ve come to:

The people of Baltimore are learning a tough lesson.

You can’t accuse cops of being violent racists without consequences.

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