Two booklets published by the David Horowitz Freedom Center prove the truth of President Donald Trump’s recent tweets characterizing the city of Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and its U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings as “a brutal bully.”
In The New Shame of the Cities, DiscovertheNetworks.org editor John Perazzo exposes the truth about Baltimore—that it is a city overrun by crime, lacking in essential services, and swiftly losing population under its Democratic leadership.
“Today Baltimore’s population has declined to 622,000,” Perazzo writes. “As a result of Baltimore’s multiple social, economic, and educational problems, some 47,000 abandoned houses and 16,000 vacant buildings now stand like pulled teeth in Baltimore’s once vibrant but now depleted and depressed neighborhoods.”
This dismal outcome for a once thriving city rests squarely on the irresponsible and corrupt leadership of a string of Democratic mayors, persisting into the present day, who have made the city a hotbed of crime, cronyism, high taxes and fleeing citizens.
If the city of Baltimore is poorly run, its public school system is even worse. In Shame of the Schools: How the Democrats Have Destroyed Public Education in the Inner Cities, Perazzo turns his impeccable research skills to the despondent quality of Baltimore’s public education system. He notes that Baltimore’s rates of student proficiency in key subjects are among the lowest in the nation; in 2015 “only 11% of Baltimore’s fourth-graders and 13% of its eighth-graders were able to read with proficiency…In math, the proficiency rate for Baltimore’s fourth- and eighth-graders alike was 12%.” And it’s not an issue of money. Perazzo reveals that Baltimore’s public school system “currently spends, on average, about $16,000 per year in taxpayer funds on each K-12 student in its jurisdiction” which is 34% higher than the national average.
“The shame of our nation’s inner-city schools is a searing indictment of the Democrat party machines that have run these cities for so long,” Perazzo concludes. “The school systems whose respective track records have been outlined in this pamphlet are not only beyond repair; they are an ongoing civil rights atrocity.”
The victims of Baltimore’s Democrat catastrophe invariably have been black people. Those are the same people whom President Trump stood up for when he took on Rep. Elijah Cummings and the other poverty pimps who have run Baltimore and other cities into the ground.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1988, is a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign.
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