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by Peter Moskos

August 24, 2010

Killing Mexicans

Seems to be the latest sport in East Baltimore. Martin Reyes, who wasn't Mexican, is the fifth Hispanic shooting or homicide victim in the area in less than two month. All the victims are Honduran. And moved into a neighborhood that desperately needs an influx of hard-working non-criminals.

The killer (is there where I'm supposed to add, "alleged"?), African-American paroled drug dealer and schizophrenic Jermaine Holley, told police he "hated Mexicans." No doubt this guy also addresses the Korean corner-store owner--just about only person willing to run a business in the area--as "Chinaman."

Reminds of the joke where the Goy is put on the freight train to the concentration camp in Nazi Germany (stop me if I've told this before...). The guy next to him says, "What a tragedy." And the Goy turns to him and says, "No. For you it's a tragedy. For me it's a mistake!"

The Latino victims here, known at least in the New York area as "walking ATMs" because they get paid in cash and don't call the police, are often illegal immigrants. And them moving to Baltimore is the best thing to happen to that city since the crab cake.

The 200 Block of North Kenwood? It seems like a well-kept up block. And one of the rare brick streets left. Homes sell for roughly $125,000, according to Zillow. But I wouldn't live there or on any block on the East Side that start with N for north. On Kenwood, the boarded up buildings start on the 300 Block and on the 500 Block homes sell (and plenty are for sale) for $60-70,000.

Why do immigrants move near the ghetto? It's not because they like getting robbed and killed. It's because it's cheap. And desperate landlords (who keep leaving because of crime but can't sell their homes) don't ask too many questions. And seeing how the Eastern District has lost probably close to 75 percent of it's population, there's lots of room. Who else in moving to here?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"No doubt this guy also addresses the Korean corner-store owner--just about only person willing to run a business in the area--as 'Chinaman.'"

Hey black guys can't be racist because they are...oh wait, yeah they can be racist just like all the other good ol' boys out there. Ah, isn't tribalism wonderful!

Dave H.- IL

PCM said...

Everyone can be racist. Everyone can also be ignorant. And it's rare to find a racist who isn't ignorant.

Johnny Law said...

We have the same problem in my city. Illegals typically carry their cash on them and the predators out there know it. Those guys are just walking robbery statistics.