You knew it was coming and now Baltimore planners are back at the public trough looking for relief for the riot damage.
The mayor who told the police to give them room to loot is scheming with her cohorts (aka partners in crime) to get Federal coffers via FEMA to pay for at least 75% of the damage, they are now pegging to about 20 million. (for opening bid)
See Washington Times
The planners are named Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat. They are the ones responsible for the calculations, and the signatories of the request.
The payees are red-blooded Americans who keep FEMA afloat for such natural disasters as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Superstorm Sandy, and FEMA, as you may or may not know, is no tightwad.
Why should they pay for their own malfeasance when the Federal Government can pick up the tab?
On a dual track with the economic damage, Rawlings stand-down order and the following charges from the prosecutor, had the effect of neutering the police. Since the riots the skyrocketing crime and murder rate are the direct results. And right on clockwork, they are complaining about police’s reluctance to enforce the law. Go figure. What a tangled web of lunacy Baltimore concocted.
But the 20 million is just a proposed starting estimate on the riot damage. At the same time they are asking for de facto bailout from taxpayers, Baltimore’s financial officer says the fiscal shape of the city is very good and strong. But why worry themselves over the expenses?
Now that I know that I think I’ll start calling her “super cell” Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.