There are certain cities in the United States that you never want to visit because of how dangerous they are.
In a stunning move, Baltimore city officials have begged their residents, criminals, and thugs to stop shooting each other for at least 72 hours.
If you ever needed a reason to avoid a city, here it is.
— Baltimore Ceasefire (@BmoreCeasefire) May 10, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
They further encouraged other citizen groups, community organizations and religious institutions to join their effort and promoted two hashtags — #BaltimoreCeasefire and #BaltimorePeaceChallenge — that they hoped would be trending on social media leading up to and during the special “murder-free” weekend in August.
“It is Baltimore residents making a commitment to each other. We’re gonna have 72 hours of peace,” Erricka Bridgeford, an organizer of the event, told WBFF. “We know if we don’t try something people are going to die, but if we try maybe fewer people will die than would have.”
While the effort may sound a bit desperate and fatalistic, at least an effort at bringing peace to the community is being made, for whatever that effort may be worth.
Rather than ask your residents to stop being violent, Baltimore needs to start policing their city and cracking down on gangs and other violent groups.
What do you think about this? Will you be traveling to Baltimore anytime soon?
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