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Baltimore Can’t Afford to Heat Schools, But is Paying $100k to Bus Students to Gun Control Rally

By Matt Agorist

The mayor of Baltimore is receiving much-deserved critique after she allocated $100,000 to train students to a gun control convene in Washington D.C. after this month. The reason for the critique is founded in the fact that students froze all winter prolonged since the mayor says they have no income to fix the slew of broken heaters.

Earlier this year, students in Baltimore schools were told to bring blankets and cold weather clothes to category every day since the heating systems in over one-third of all the schools were possibly broken or hardly working. Students, faculty, and staff were forced to gold up inside the school in Jan until it became so intolerable that the schools actually sealed due to vulnerable temperatures.

To many people, these underperforming, outdated, and broken heating systems would be a priority to get fixed. However, at the time, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh claimed that there simply wasn’t adequate income to make the repairs and upgrades.

It is not just the feverishness either. The infrastructure in the Baltimore school complement is exploding and many students find themselves incompetent to even splash the water. But we see where the priorities lie.


Fast brazen to March, and suddenly—in annoy of claiming they have no money—the mayor has miraculously pulled $100,000 out of nowhere to train thousands of students to a gun control convene in Washington D.C.

“America needs to hear the voices of the immature people of Baltimore,” Pugh told the students before announcing the city’s devise to fund the outing to the “March for Our Lives” convene in Washington, D.C., on Mar 24.

The $100,000 will compensate for 60 buses, free t-shirts, boxed lunches and other amenities for a few thousand students who sealed up to go to the rally.

While $100,000 isn’t scarcely adequate to fix the heating systems, it shows that simple necessities for students are holding a backseat to domestic theater.

As Our Community Now reports, at the time, the mayor’s bureau explained that the schools’ heating systems were over regulating since the city simply didn’t have the income to make the repairs and upgrades. Initial estimates from the American Civil Liberties Union (it’s never good when HVAC systems in schools get the courtesy of the ACLU) estimated that it would cost at slightest $2.8 billion to update the heating and air conditioning in Baltimore City Public Schools.

The problem became so bad that progressing this year, citizens were forced to take action outside of the government. A endangered citizen then set up a GoFundMe comment to lift income to fix the problem. It was titled, “We Need Heat in Our Public Schools,” and it lifted over $84,000 to yield space heaters. The mayor’s $100,000 could’ve stretched that out to serve revoke pang in schools but this did not happen.

Parents and students comparison are left wondering because the mayor would clear spending upwards of $100,000 on domestic activism when children are pang every singular day in school.

It is no secret that Baltimore is one of the misfortune places in the republic as distant as gun assault is concerned. And, if students wish to voice their regard over this problem, they have every singular right to do so. However, when the mayor spends income they don’t have to train a few thousand students to DC for a day to call for gun control when Baltimore is already rarely regulated, this speaks to the inlet of such an act.

In Baltimore, there is already an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” repository ban, and special fingerprinting and stating mandate on handgun sales. Yet their murder rate some-more than doubles other cities that are much larger—like Chicago.

According to WJZ, murders occur so frequently in Baltimore that the series of murders in the city is aloft than the series in Philadelphia, even yet Philadelphia “has two and a half times the population.” Moreover, Baltimore sees some-more murders than New York City, nonetheless NYC “is almost 14 times larger.”

Yes, Baltimore has a problem but all the gun control in the universe is doing very little to stop guns from coming in. Even the police acknowledge that after all the guns were banned in 2013, rapist use of banned guns skyrocketed every year after.

Proving that if you lame a population, only criminals and cops will have guns, Baltimore Police orator T.J. Smith said, “We’re traffic with comprehensive criminals who wish as much weaponry as probable when they’re going after their targets. They’re not carrying .22s. They’re carrying the big guns that have these high capacities.”

Sadly, the mayor’s pierce to spend $100,000 of taxpayer income that they don’t have to send students to call for gun control that won’t work is the summary of all wrong with supervision in America.

Until politicians teach themselves on the cause of this violence, these uninformed and corrupt lawmakers will continue to concentration on determining the symptoms. 

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The answer lies not in banning things. In fact, it is the banning of things that creates crime. When something is outlawed, merely possessing it turns you into a criminal. Yet this does zero to deter those peaceful to mangle the law from possessing whatever object is prohibited. The answer to obscure inner-city assault lies not in some-more laws—it lies in some-more freedom.

When drugs are legalized, squad assault drops — drastically. Not only does it have a outrageous outcome on the localized gangs in America, but the legalization of drugs is crippling to the aroused unfamiliar drug cartels, too. 

We will see some-more meaningless killings and some-more trusting lives nude of event by getting caught in the complement and we will see some-more people getting hoodwinked into surrendering their right to urge themselves unless we concentration on the cause.

The solution is staring us in the face: finish the fight on drugs.

In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drugs and non-stop up purify injection comforts for addicts to utilize. These comforts offer purify needles, which has stopped the widespread of disease. Users are also monitored by medical staff, which has stopped drug overdoses. Violence and crime plummeted, too.

No one is claiming that it will be easy, but the scholarship is there to support this move. Now, all we need is for the masses to know that breach is incorrigible and causes distant some-more problems than it evidently prevents. No $100,000 margin outing will ever change this.

Matt Agorist is an honorably liberated maestro of the USMC and former comprehension user directly tasked by the NSA. This before knowledge gives him singular discernment into the universe of supervision crime and the American police state. Agorist has been an eccentric publisher for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this essay first appeared. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.

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