Hospital Bed Shortage: Baltimore Mayor Pleads With Citizens
Baltimore Mayor Jack Young (D) is begging city residents to quit shooting each other so more hospital beds can be used for coronavirus patients.
WJZ reports that Young’s request comes after seven people were shot on Tuesday alone in the city’s Madison Park neighborhood.
Young said, “For those of you who want to continue to shoot and kill people of this city, we’re not going to tolerate it. We’re going to come after you and we’re going to get you.”
He added, “I want to reiterate how completely unacceptable the level of violence is that we have seen recently. We will not stand for mass shootings and an increase in crime.”
Young said, “We cannot clog up our hospitals and their beds with people that are being shot senselessly because we’re going to need those beds for people infected with the coronavirus. And it could be your mother, your grandmother or one of your relatives. So take that into consideration.”
On December 29, 2019, Breitbart News reported that gun control failed to end the shooting epidemic gripping Baltimore. Despite an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and registration requirements for new handguns, Baltimore’s homicide rate broke a record in 2019.
Author: Awr Hawkins